Esports industry leaders and celebrities gathered for an evening of black-tie celebration as the winners of this year’s Esport Awards were announced at the $10 million Esports Stadium Arlington. The annual ceremony is the only global event that aims to recognise the excellence in esports and honours figures from all areas of the industry.
Eefje ‘SJOKZ’ Depoortere and Alex ‘GOLDEN BOY’ Mendez were among the hosts for the evening with a packed-out live audience providing the perfect backdrop. Millions of viewers also tuned in live across Twitter, Twitch, Youtube and Mixer to watch some of the biggest names in esports crowned.
$30 million Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf won big after being crowned both the Esports PC Player of the Year and Esports PC Rookie of the Year. The 16-year-old rose to fame this year after his World Cup win made him one of the highest earners in esports history and became an idol to young players around the world. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Fortnite personality Tyler "Ninja" Blevins who picked up an unprecedented three awards at last year’s event.
Infamous streamer and internet personality Dr Disrespect took home the coveted Streamer of the Year award. Known as an iconic character on Twitch, he boasts over 3.8 million followers on the streaming platform. Not one to break character, the Dr accepted his award in true character to the delight of fans everywhere.
Fresh from the conclusion of the 2019 World Championship in Paris, League of Legends picked up Esports Game of the Year and Esports Live Event of the Year. However, the awards didn’t stop there with Riot Games also being awarded the Esports Publisher of the Year.
Esports Personality of the Year was awarded to Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, ex Call of Duty pro-player and now founder of successful esports organisation, 100 Thieves. Beloved by the esports community due to his constant drive, Nadeshot continues to build his legacy as a true face within the industry.
The full list of 2019 Esports Award Winners are below:
- Content Creator of the Year in association with the Esports Stadium Arlington – Craig ‘Mini Lad’ Thompson
- Esports Cosplay of the Year – LittleJem
- Esports Personality of the Year in association with Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau – Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag
- Esports Photographer of the Year – Stephanie Lindgren
- Esports Videographer of the Year in association with eBeatz – Logan Dodson (100 Thieves)
- Streamer of the Year in association with Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau – Dr Disrespect
- Esports Breakthrough Game of the Year – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Esports Commercial Partner of the Year in association with Blinkfire Analytics – HyperX
- Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative – Dexerto
- Esports Game of the Year – League of Legends
- Esports Hardware Provider of the Year – Intel
- Esports Journalist of the Year – Richard Lewis
- Esports Publisher of the Year in association with Populous – Riot Games
- Esports Supporting Agency of the Year – Loaded
- Esports Caster of the Year – Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer
- Esports Coach of the Year in association with Maika’i Copenhagen – Danny Zonic Sorensen
- Esports Console Player of the Year in association with Scuf Gaming – Dominique ‘Sonicfox’ Mclean
- Esports Console Rookie of the Year in association with Scuf Gaming – Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
- Esports Host of the Year – Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
- Esports Organisation of the Year – Team Liquid
- Esports PC Player of the Year – Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
- Esports PC Rookie of the Year – Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
- Esports Team of the Year in association with Secretlab Chairs – G2 League of Legends
- Esports Live Event of the Year in association with The KOYO Store – League of Legends World Championship 2019
- Panel’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Ryan Thompson
“It has been an honour to host the 4th annual Esports Awards at the Esports Arlington Stadium. This year’s event has been an amazing success and I am thrilled we are able to help to create a lasting legacy for the esports industry,” commented, Tom Mercey, CEO and Co-Founder, Esports Awards.
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