The Esports Awards 2020 Winners and Participants
Last weekend the "weekly marathon of The Esports Awards", as the organizers of one of the main esports awards of the year called it, ended. Come take a look at who took home a trophy!
Last weekend the "weekly marathon of The Esports Awards", as the organizers of one of the main esports awards of the year called it, ended. Hundreds of nominees, newcomers and veterans of the scene, players, coaches, journalists, CEOs — even the best hardware suppliers and the best podcast were identified. Let's take a look at the participants and winners, as well as tell about the most interesting ones.
Let's start with the hardware and the periphery. Here we have two nominations: Esports Hardware Provider and Esports Commercial Partner of the Year.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Hardware Provider
Elgato supplies streaming equipment of all kinds, from lights to microphones. Razer, AMD, Logitech, Intel, Nvidia, HyperX, Corsair, Asus ROG, Alienware, Scuf Gaming, Respawn were also nominated.
Esports Awards 2020: Commercial Partner of the Year
Logitech won a very tough fight. Other nominees: Intel, Red Bull, BMW, State Farm, Mastercard, Nike, Louis Vuitton, Mountain Dew Game Fuel.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Content Series. Winner: Eavesdrop Podcast.
The winner of the Esports Content Series of the Year is The Eavesdrop Podcast by @H3CZ an incredible content series, hearing your favourite esports figures talking all things esports with none other than the founder of @OpTic pic.twitter.com/Fzr3kTN8Of— Esports Awards (@esportsawards) November 20, 2020
Made by H3CZ from Optic Gaming. On his weekly podcast, he invites people from every esports profession and every discipline.
Esports Awards 2020: Videographer of the Year. Winner: Logan Dodson, videographer at 100 Thieves.
Esports Awards 2020: Photographer of the Year. Winner: Rich Lock is a freelance photographer working with the world's largest teams. His portfolio is here.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Content Creator of the Year. Winner: UpUpDownDown is a professional wrestler with a passion for esports. Nominees: Ashley Kang, Esports Talk, Musty, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.
Esports Awards 2020: Publisher of the Year. Winner: Riot Games. Who else? They conducted the Worlds bubbled and released a new tier-1 first-person shooter. Valve, EA, Ubisoft, Epic Games, PUBG Corp, Psyonix, 2K, Supercell, Tencent, Activision Blizzard tried to compete with them.
Esports Awards 2020: Personality of the Year
Winner: Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez, former professional esports player, founder, and owner of G2. The nominees also included Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag, Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere, Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, Hector "H3CZ" Rodriguez, Indiana "Froskurinn" Black, and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo.
Esports Awards 2020: Coach of the Year
Winner: Lee "Heen" Seung-gon. The Team Secret coach has been a big part of the team's success this year.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Analyst of the Year. Winner: Chad "Spunj" Burchill. A former pro-CS:GO player, Spunj is now an analyst, commentator, and content creator.
Esports Awards 2020: Mobile Esports Game of the Year
Winner: Free Fire BR, a Battle Royale from Chinese developers. Competitors for the title include PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, Clash of Clans, CoD Mobile, Arena of Valor, and Brawl Stars Mobile Legends.
Esports Awards 2020: PC Esports Rookie of the Year
Winner: Ryu "Keria" Min-seok, DRX's player in League of Legends. They had a great year and Keria was a big part of their success. Jay "Sinatraa" Won, Alec "Fultz" Fultz, Mingyi "Spica" Lu, Matthew "Wardell" Yu, Edward "Tactical" Ra tried to prevent him.
Esports Awards 2020: Game of the Year. Winner: League of Legends. Well, it is quite fair, isn't it? CS:GO, Fortnite, Dota 2, F1 2019, Rainbow Six: Siege, Rocket League, Valorant, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tried to resist, but they never stood a chance.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Coverage Website of the Year. Winner: Esports Observer. Nominees: ESPN, Dexerto, Liquipedia, HLTV, The Score Esports, Inven Global, Esports Insider.
Esports Awards 2020: Player of the Year (Console). Winner: Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro. Anthony, along with his team Dallas Empire, won the Call Of Duty World Championship, becoming the MVP of the season. Deservedly.
Esports Awards 2020: Content Team of the Year. This nomination is about the content around an esports team. Winner: LEC.
Esports Awards 2020: Journalist of the Year
Winner: Emily Rand. Emily writes about League of Legends for ESPN. Ashley Kang, Jarek "DeKay" Lewis, Richard Lewis, Adam Fitch, Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Jacob Wolf, and Tyler Erzberger competed with her for the award.
Esports Awards 2020: Play by Play Caster of the Year. Winner: Clayton "CaptainFlowers" Raines is a League of Legends caster.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Supporting Agency of the Year. Winner: CSA.
Esports Awards 2020: Creative Team of the Year. Winner: Paper Crowns.
Esports Awards 2020: Mobile Player of the Year. Winner: Baghas "Zuxxy" Pramudita, PUBG Mobile player.
Esports Awards 2020: PC Player of the Year. Winner: Michal "Nisha" Jankowski, position 1 carry in Team Secret. Nisha was able to break through a very serious list: Mathieu "ZyWoo" Herbaut, Zhou "Knight" Ding, Rasmus "Caps" Winther, Kwon "Striker" Nam-joo, Nathaniel "Rampy" Duvall, Lasse "Matumbaman" Urpalainen, Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, David Donizza, Jay "Sinatraa" Won, Troy "Canadian" Jaroslawski, and Benjy "Benjyfishy" Fish.
Esports Awards 2020: Esports Organization of the Year. Winner: G2 Esports. Competitors: NRG, Team Liquid, Envy, Cloud9, Spacestation, 100 Thieves, TSM. The Spanish organization was registered in 2014. Since then, they have signed rosters for CS:GO, League of Legends, Hearthstone, PUBG, Rocket League, Rainbow Six, and VALORANT.
The winner of the Esports Organisation of the Year is @G2esports after an incredible year across all of esports there truly could only be one winner! Huge congratulations!#EsportsAwards pic.twitter.com/eUfNKtg8B1— Esports Awards (@esportsawards) November 21, 2020
Esports Awards 2020: Streamer of the Year. Winner: Ibai. Ibai "Ibai" Llanos used to be a Spanish League of Legends commentator for the LVP. He is currently creating content for G2 Esports.
Esports Awards 2020: Host of the Year. Winner: Sjokz. Efie Deportere is a Belgian TV presenter, and journalist, currently hosting the European League of Legends Championship.
Esports Awards 2020: Team of the Year. Winner: Team Secret. Everything is simple here: while G2 rose on all fronts, Team Secret in Dota 2 played very clearly throughout the year, winning a record 8 tournaments in a row with almost no losses. Other nominees: Top Esports (League of Legends), Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch), Team Vitality (CS: GO), DAMWON Gaming (League of Legends), Dallas Empire (Call of Duty), G2 Esports (League of Legends), Spacestation Gaming (Rainbow Six: Siege), San Francisco Shock (Overwatch), Spacestation Gaming (Rocket League).
In addition to the Esports Awards, The Game Awards 2020 will also be held, the broadcast date is scheduled for December 10. There will also be esports among the nominations, but the names that we saw in the preliminary list are... confusing. The Game Awards 2020 will be online and streamed from Los Angeles, London and Tokyo simultaneously.