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  • The Esports Awards saw millions of viewers tune in to see their favourite esports and gaming stars crowned winners as they celebrate another spectacular year for the industry

    LAS VEGAS, NV (November 30th, 2023) – The Esports Awards presented by Lexus took centre stage at Resorts World in Las Vegas, delivering an unforgettable ceremony that celebrated excellence across thirty awards covering Entertainment, Industry, Creative, Pro, On-Air Talent, and Collegiate categories. The event brought together the who’s who of the esports industry, with prominent brands, organisations, and influencers converging for a night of recognition and celebration.

    Among the standout achievers were Riot Games, securing the prestigious titles of Esports Publisher of the Year and Esports Game of the Year for VALORANT. Team Vitality claimed the spotlight as Esports Organisation of the Year, while Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok was honoured as Esports PC Player of the Year. Additionally, Disguised Toast earned the well-deserved title of Esports Personality of the Year.

    Hosted by the dynamic duo, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez and Miles Ross, the night unfolded with mesmerising moments, featuring a spotlight on the Razer branded Lexus TX at The Esports Awards Village. Esteemed guests, including internet sensation Vikram “Vikkstar123” Singh Barn, Mexican celebrities and sisters Amablitz and Arigameplays, and Riot Games president Marc Merrill, added glamour to the occasion.

    The Esports Awards, in collaboration with Xfinity, pro Fortnite player Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf joined WWE pro wrestlers Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair, to push boundaries with an unprecedented World Record Attempt. The awards also saw a special performance by Las Vegas Magician, Xavier Mortimer, adding a touch of magic to the evening.

    This year the Esports Awards also welcomed brands, organisations and universities for the inaugural Scholars Awards. Bestowing twelve awards in total to those who have significantly contributed to the collegiate gaming industry. Amongst the biggest winners were Rocket League rising star Emiliano “Durtho” Flores for Player of the Year and Northwood University’s VALORANT roster was honoured with the Team of the Year Award.

    The complete list of Esports Awards winners are: 


    • Esports Content Creator of the Year, presented by Xfinity – S8UL Esports

    • Esports Personality of the Year presented by Logitech G – Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang

    • Streamer of the Year, presented by Lexus – Samy ‘Rivers_GG’ Rivers

    • Esports Game of the Year – VALORANT

    • Esports Mobile Game of the Year – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

    • Esports Play of the Year – Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov


    • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year – GUCCI

    • Esports Coverage Platform of the Year – Esports Charts

    • Esports Hardware Piece of the Year – Elgato Stream Deck MK.2

    • Esports Journalist of the Year – Richard Lewis

    • Esports Publisher of the Year – Riot Games

    • Esports Supporting Service of the Year – Prodigy Agency

    • Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year – ESL FACEIT Group


    • Esports Content of the Year – Faker: A decade of greatness

    • Esports Cosplay of the Year – Akemi ‘Akemikun’ Hogan

    • Esports Creative of the Year, presented by Roland – Gregory ‘Seso’ Ortiz

    • Esports Creative Team of the Year – Paper Crowns


    • Esports Team of the Year, presented by Logitech G – T1 (League of Legends roster)

    • Esports Organisation of the Year presented by Lexus- Team Vitality

    • Esports Coach of the Year – Christine ‘Potter’ Chi

    • Esports Breakthrough Player of the Year – Max ‘Demon1’ Mazanov

    • Esports PC Player of the Year – Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok

    • Esports Controller Player of the Year – Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez

    • Esports Mobile Player of the Year – Mohamed ‘Mohamed Light’ Tarek


    • Esports Colour Caster of the Year, presented by El Chato Tequila – Dan ‘Gaskin’ Gaskin

    • Esports Desk Analyst of the Year – Mimi ‘aEvilcat’ Wermcrantz

    • Esports Host of the Year, presented by 5GRV – Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons

    • Esports Play by Play Caster of the Year – Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie

    Collegiate, a Scholars collegiate gaming award

    • Collegiate Program of the Year Award – University of Oklahoma

    Lifetime Achievement Class of 2023

    • Michael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell

    • Victor “Nazgul” Goossens

    • Shane “Rapha” Hendrixson

    • Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen

    • Lee “Flash” Young Ho

    • Marc Merrill

    • Ian “Crimsix” Porter

    • Chris Puckett

    “In the spirit of innovation and progress, the 2023 Esports Awards has once again redefined what it means to honour excellence in gaming. We take pride in providing a platform to elevate the esports industry and beyond, and are honoured ourselves to be able to recognise and reward those who have massively contributed to this industry,” said Michael Ashford, CEO of the Esports Awards, “To the entire esports community, we say thank you. For your passion, dedication, and unwavering support. I look forward to seeing everyone again next year for another incredible ceremony.”

    The 2023 Esports Awards is brought to you in partnership with LexusXfinityRolandGilletteXIX VodkaOakleyLogitech GLIV Golf5GRV, and Elchato.

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    About The 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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    About Lexus

    Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With eight models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers nine F SPORT models, one F performance model and one F model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

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