By July 26 2023August 4th, 2023Press Release



  • The Esports Awards returns to Las Vegas to celebrate its ninth year, with the main ceremony taking place at the Best of Las Vegas 2022: Best Nightclub awardee, Zouk
  • Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren, PUBG MOBILE, and Riot Games are among the first wave of finalists in the Entertainment, Creative and Industry award categories
  • Voting is now open for the Entertainment, Industry, and Creative categories, where the public can vote every 24 hrs with all other categories still open for nominations –

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 26, 2023) – The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to present the first set of finalists for this year’s event, which will be hosted by the most innovative and technologically advanced nightclub in Las Vegas, Zouk. After a huge wave of nominations, VALORANT, Bruno “Nobru” Goes, and Riot Games are among the names shortlisted as finalists.

The finalists were announced as part of the first Finalists Reveal Show of the year, hosted by the renowned and beloved casters Caleb ‘Wavepunk’ Simmons, Thom ‘F.’ Badinger and James ‘Dash’ Patterson. Taking centre stage, the Finalists Reveal Show unveiled the highly anticipated finalists shortlisted for the Entertainment, Industry, and Creative categories. The first wave of finalists includes big names such as the powerhouse Andrew “Judo Sloth”, luxury brand Gucci and one of the world’s most popular esports, League of Legends.

Voting is now open! Fans can visit the Esports Awards website and vote for their favourite nominee every 24 hours before the deadline on November 20th. Vote now at

The full list of award finalists are:

Esports Content Creator of the Year

  • Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma
  • LOUD
  • Seth “Scump” Abner
  • theScore esports
  • Tribo Gaules
  • S8ul Esports
  • Andrew “Judo Sloth”
  • One True King OTK
  • Last Free nation
  • Christian “IWDominate” Rivera

Esports Personality of the Year

  • Seth “Scump” Abner
  • Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren
  • Alexandre  “Gaules” Borba Chiqueta
  • Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” Christopher White Jr
  • Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang
  • Bruno “Nobru” Goes
  • Hector “H3cz” Rodriguez
  • Naman “Mortal” Mathur
  • Victor “Coringa” Augusto

Streamer of the Year

  • Ibai Llanos
  • Félix “XQC” Lengyel
  • Kai Cenat
  • Tarik Celik
  • Alexandre “Gaules” Borba Chiqueta
  • Blaire “QTCinderella”
  • Seth “Scump” Abner
  • Aliffe “Paulinho o Loko” Henrique Carvalho
  • Samy “Riversgg” Rivera
  • Chikara “FPS_Shaka” Kawakami

Esports Game of the Year

  • League of Legends
  • CS:GO
  • Rocket League
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare II
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite

Esports Mobile Game of the Year

  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Brawl Stars
  • Arena of Valor
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Freefire
  • Honor of Kings
  • Clash
  • Pokémon Unite

Esports Commercial Partner of the Year

  • Red Bull
  • Logitech G
  • Monster
  • Prime Gaming
  • Gillette
  • Intel
  • Gucci
  • Chipotle
  • State Farm

Esports Coverage Platform of the Year

  • Liquipedia
  • Dexerto
  • Esports Insider
  • HLTV
  • Esports Charts
  • Dot Esports
  • Sports Business Journal

Esports Hardware Piece of the Year

  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 7950X
  • Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED
  • Asus ROG Ally
  • Stream Deck MK.2
  • Higround Keyboard
  • Razer Viper Mini Signature Edition
  • Samsung Odyssey OLED G8
  • Corsair Xeneon Flex
  • SteelSeries Nova Pro

Esports Publisher of the Year

  • Riot Games
  • Moonton
  • Supercell
  • The Pokémon Company
  • Valve
  • Psyonix
  • EA

Esports Supporting Service of the Year

  • Character Select Agency
  • ESG Law
  • GRID
  • Evolved Talent Agency
  • Esports Engine
  • OP.GG
  • Paper Crowns
  • Bad Moon Talent
  • New LVL Recruiting

Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year

  • EFG
  • Esports Engine
  • Riot Games
  • Blast
  • Psyonix

Esports Content of the Year

  • GG Legends (Gucci)
  • JOIN THE NEW ERA | 2023 VCT LOCK//IN | Cinematic Trailer
  • Counter-Strike: It’s in our DNA
  • Faker: A decade of greatness
  • The Breakdown (Scump)
  • Greatest Comeback In Dota 2 History: The Return Of Ceb (Red Bull)
  • Risking It All: The Tale of Gen.G
  • FURIA: Behind the Game
  • Valorant Roster Announcement 2023 Team Liquid

Esports Cosplay of the Year

  • Larissa Rochefort
  • LittleJem
  • Kinpatsu Cosplay
  • Annjelife
  • Inaste
  • AkemikunCosplay
  • Bec of Hearts

Esports Creative of the Year

  • Ovilee May
  • SesoHQ
  • Kvindsgn
  • Thorsten Denk
  • Tiago “LIQUID Enigma” Paixao
  • Sydneycreates

Esports Creative Team of the Year

  • LOUD
  • Team Vitality
  • G2 Esports
  • Sentinels
  • Team Liquid
  • North Studio
  • Flyquest
  • NMBRS Studio
  • Paper Crown

The Esports Awards welcomes back Oakley as its official eyewear partner following a successful 2022 collaboration. Additionally, the Esports Awards have partnered with 5GRV: Gamers on the Road, who will present the Esports Host of the Year Award during the ceremony.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the public vote with our first wave of finalists for this year’s Esports Awards. The lineup of talented individuals and organisations involved in esports is truly inspiring, and it’s an honour to provide a platform that recognises their hard work. This promises to be our biggest event to date, and I look forward to welcoming the best talent and organisations in the industry to Las Vegas this November for a night of recognition and celebration.” said Michael Ashford, CEO, Esports Awards

The Esports Awards 2022 campaign key dates:

  • 20th September: Pro and On-Air nominees reveal
  • 13th – 20th November: Turbo voting period–votes are worth double
  • 20th November: Voting closes on all categories but 3
  • 25th November: Voting closes for Esports PC Player, Esports Organisation and Esports Team of the Year
  • 27th & 28th November: Inaugural Scholars
  • 29th & 30th November: Esports Awards 2023


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Esports Awards

Founded in 2015, the Esports Awards is the most prestigious night in the esports calendar and the only global award show that aims to recognise esports excellence.

The Esports Awards is dedicated to showcasing world-class performance and innovation from every corner of the industry throughout the year and reaches its pinnacle at its end-of-year ceremony considered the Oscars of esports. The ceremony celebrates everyone from the players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events, and personalities that shape the esports industry.

The 2021 Esports Awards saw a record-breaking 20 million viewers across the campaign, and 10 million votes counted. For 2023 the Esports Awards returns to Resorts World Las Vegas for the second time.

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