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The Esports Publisher of the Year honours a publisher that has supported the esports world over the past 12 months, be it through releasing a new esports title, developing a pro scene or supporting the competitive community. Their work and willingness to support esports has resulted in people being able to earn a living from their game, and without them the scene would be in a significantly worse place. The publisher will be helping to future proof esports as an industry and cement its legacy as a top tier game producer.

Award Criteria

Criteria 1:
A game publisher that has supported the esports scene of their titles over the past 12 months.

Criteria 2:
Published a game, or games, that have become major esports over their lives and have long term potential as competitive titles.

Criteria 3:
Published titles that continually receive critical acclaim, are adopted as a title globally and demonstrate a mass active player base.


This award is 75% voted by the panel and 25% voted by the community.