The annual Esports Awards wrapped up earlier tonight, with the best of the industry being celebrated in the virtual event. There were a lot of well-deserved winners, but it was G2 Esports, Team Secret and League of Legends that took home the top honors.
The biggest winner of the night was Riot Games and League of Legends, with four awards for the company’s esports activations. Riot himself took home the Esports Publisher of the Year award and League of Legends took home the Esports Game of the Year award. The League of Legends European Championship content team took home the Esports Content Team of the Year award and the LoL Season opener was named Esports Creative Piece of the Year.
The other big winner of multiple awards was the Team Secret organization, and more specifically the flagship team of the Dota 2 organization which has dominated the professional scene over the past year. Michał “Nisha” Jankowski was named PC Player of the Year, Lee “Heen” Seung Gon was named Coach of the Year and the entire Dota 2 roster was named Team of the Year. Not bad considering that the Dota 2 scene has effectively been on hold since the pandemic hit earlier in the year.
The other big winner was the G2 Esports organization. While he may not have won as many accolades as the other two big winners, the two the organization won were heavy hitters. G2 was named Organization of the Year, one of the show’s most prestigious and contested awards, while G2 Founder and CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago took home the Esports Personality Award from the year.
Elsewhere on the WWE Superstar Show, Xavier Woods was on hand to present an award and also received the Esports Creator of the Year award through his YouTube channel UpUpDownDown.
“This has been a pivotal year, not only for the Esports Awards, but for the esports industry,” said Michael Ashford, Managing Director, Esports Awards. “We have faced many challenges and obstacles as well as opportunities to show how resilient and talented our industry is. As we conclude our fifth year with more votes, more viewers and more traditional partners than ever before, I am happy that we were able to host an ambitious virtual event to celebrate those who really made a difference and kept pushing forward. our industry. . ”
The full list of winners is available below.
- Collegial e-sport award – Tyrelle Appleton
- Esports Supplier of the Year – Elgato
- Esports Business Partner of the Year – Logitech
- Lifetime Achievement in Esports – Class of 2020
Johnathan “Fatality” Wendel
Craig “Torbull” Levine
Lim ‘Boxer’ Yo-Hwan
- Esports Photographer of the Year – Rich Loch
- Esports Videographer of the Year – Logan Dodson
- Esports Trainer of the Year – Lee “Heen” Seung Gon (Team Secret)
- Esports Analyst of the Year – Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill
- Esports Content Series of the Year – Eavesdrop Podcast
- Jury’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Michal Slowinski
- Jury’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Steve Dudenhoeffer
- Esports Mobile Game of the Year Presented by Verizon – Freefire
- Esports Editor of the Year in association with LiveCGI from Esports Supply – Riot Games
- Esports game of the year in association with The Koyo Store – League of Legends
- Esports Support Agency of the Year in association with Grind Gaming – CSA
- Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative – Esports Observer
- Esports game of the year in association with Respawn – İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş (BIG)
- Creative e-sport team of the year in association with eBeatz – Paper Crowns
- Esports Journalist of the Year – Emily Rand
- Esports Content Team of the Year – League of Legends European Championship
- Esports Content Creator of the Year in association with Esports Stadium Arlington – UpUpDownDown
- ESport Roulette of the Year (Play by Play) – Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines
- Sports Roulette of the Year (Color) – Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley
- Esports Host of the Year – Eefje “Sjokz” Deporteere
- PC Esports Rookie of the Year in association with Matrix keyboards – Ryu “Keria” Min-seok (T1)
- Esports Console Rookie of the Year in partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
- Mobile e-sports player of the year – Made Bagas “Zuxxy” Pramudita (Bigetron RA)
- Player of the year on esports console in partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
- PC eSports Player of the Year – Michał “Nisha” Jankowski (Team Secret)
- Esports Team of the Year – Team Secret (Dota 2)
- Esports Personality of the Year presented by Lexus – Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago
- Streamer of the Year presented by Lexus – Ibai
- Esports Organization of the Year – G2 Esports
- E-sport cosplay of the year – Glory Lamothe
- Creative e-sport piece of the year in association with eBeatz – Opening of the LOL season