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The eSports industry awards featured the “top class performance and innovation” from the Esports scene. The first ceremony was in London, and were hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Julia Hardy and channel Five’s Jason Bradbury. The event was broadcasted live on Twitch.

“Recognizing the achievements of eSport professionals has become an ever growing part of what is now considered a main stream industry, with over 250 million players online every month, and hundreds of professionals spread across dozens of games,” stated Tom Mercey from the eSports Industry Awards.

There were 15 different categories that were chosen by the expert panel. The panel consisted of:


Alan “Bricey” Brice – Call of Duty Commentator for Gfinity

Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles – Former coach for CLG, co-owner of Renegades

David Turner – Retail & Partnerships, Marketing Controller

Paul Chaloner – Host, presenter, and commentator at over 180 worldwide esports events

Michael O’Dell – Managing Director Team Dignitas

Chris Mead – Director of Partnerships EMEA, Twitch

Duncan Shields – The eSports Historian

Philippa Warr, eSports journalist at Rock Paper Shotgun

Calvin Robinson, Founder God is a Geek

Chris Thurstem, PC Gamer Pro, Owner/Founder


The winners of the inaugural awards were:

UK eSports Player of the Year – Callum “Swanny” Swan

Best eSports Coverage Website – The Score eSports

Best Hardware Provider – Scuf Gaming

Best Streaming Platform – Twitch

eSports Commercial Partner of the Year in association with Gillette – Monster

eSports Broadcaster of the Year – Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat

eSports Publisher of the Year – Valve Corporation

eSports Game of the Year – CS:GO

Domino’s Streamer of the Year – Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana

eSports Team of the Year in association with Xbox and Windows 10 – Team EnVyUs

eSports Live Event of the Year – The International 6

Console Player of the Year – Seth “Scump” Abner

PC Player of the Year in association with Xbox and Windows 10 – Marcelo “Coldzera” David

eSports Rookie of the Year in association with Twitch – Amer “Miracle-” al-Barqawi

eSports Personality of the Year in association with NOW TV – Gabriel “Fallen” Toledo

eSports Journalist of the Year in association with Omen by HP – Richard Lewis

eSports Photographer of the Year in association with Snugg – Robert Paul

New eSports Game of the Year – Overwatch

Want to learn more about the Esports Industry Awards? Check out their website.

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