By October 28 2022November 9th, 2022Press Release
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FaZe Clan, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, LOUD and Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere are among the finalists listed in the Pro & On-Air Talent award categories
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LAS VEGAS, NV (October 27, 2022) – The Esports Awards presented by Lexus, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to present the finalists for this year’s pro and on-air talent categories which include the likes of LOUD, Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, and James “Dash” Patterson with voting now live. This year’s Esports Awards will be hosted at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas on December 13th.

The finalists were announced by Thom “Fdot” Badinger, Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, and DOTA 2’s most decorated player Johan “N0tail” Sundstein as part of Esports Awards’ sixth Spotlight Show of the year. The show cast a well-deserved spotlight on the world’s top performers in the esports industry, with categories spanning across esports players, teams, organisations, and those who are the voice and face of esports broadcasts.

The full list of pro and on-air talent finalists are:

Esports Colour Caster of the Year

  • Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill
  • Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day
  • Michael ‘hypoc’ Robins
  • Isaac ‘Azael’ Cummings-Bentley
  • Matt ‘Mr X’ Morello
  • Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen
  • Andy ‘Bravo’ Dudynsky
  • Thomas ‘Chance’ Ashworth
  • James ‘Jamesbot’ Villar
  • Trent ‘TrentPax’ MacKenzie
  • Daniel Ray ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski

Esports Desk Analyst of the Year presented by Aim Lab

  • Emily Rand
  • Marc Robert ‘Caedrel’ Lamont
  • Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler
  • Jessica ‘JessGOAT’ Bolden
  • Mimi ‘aEvilcat’ Wermcrantz
  • Alyssa ‘Allycxt’ Parker
  • Jacob ‘Pimp’ Winneche
  • Janko ‘YNk’ Paunović
  • Mike ‘Gregan’ Ellis
  • Jonathan ‘Reinforce’ Larsson
  • Avery ‘SVG’ Silverman

Esports Host of the Year

  • Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
  • James ‘Dash’ Patterson
  • Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons
  • Lottie Van-Praag
  • Yinsu ‘Yinsu’ Collins
  • Ana Paula ‘Ana Xisdê’ Cardoso
  • James Banks
  • Freya ‘Freya’ Spiers
  • Jorien ‘Sheever’ van der Heijden

Esports Play By Play Caster of the Year

  • Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott
  • Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
  • BrunoClash
  • Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines
  • Miles Ross
  • Victoria ‘VikkiKitty’ Perez
  • Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay
  • Mark ‘Onset’ Hatcher
  • Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie
  • Joey ‘Jorby’ Ahrens
  • Owen ‘ODPixel’ Davies

Esports Team of the Year presented by Secretlab

  • FaZe Clan (CS:GO)
  • LOUD (Valorant)
  • Los Angeles Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • Team BDS (Rocket League)
  • Nova Esports (PUBG Mobile)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Los Angeles Gladiators (Overwatch)
  • PSG.LGD (Dota 2)
  • T1 (League of Legends)
  • LoL Wildcard
  • Dota Wildcard

Esports Organisation of the Year presented by Lexus

  • 100 Thieves
  • LOUD
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA Esports
  • G2 Esports
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Cloud9
  • Nova Esports
  • Evil Geniuses
  • T1

Esports Coach of the Year

  • Robert ‘RobbaN’ Dahlström
  • Chet ‘Chet’ Singh
  • Erik ‘d00mbr0s’ Sandgren
  • Andrii ‘B1ad3’ Horodenskyi
  • Matthew ‘Satthew’ Ackermann
  • Zhang ‘xiao8’ Ning
  • Go ‘Score’ Dong-bin
  • Maxwell Alexander ‘Max Waldo’ Waldo
  • Diogo José ‘Jebuz’ Fernandes de Jésus
  • Théo ‘Mew’ Ponzoni

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

  • Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov
  • Felipe ‘Less’ Basso
  • Emir ‘Alfajer’ Beder
  • Joseph Joon “jojopyun” Pyun
  • Ammar ‘ATF’ Al-Assaf
  • Jacob ‘valyn’ Batio
  • William ‘Spoit’ Löfstedt
  • Kim ‘ZEST’ Hyun-Woo
  • Huang ‘Wayward’ Ren-Xing

Esports PC Player of the Year presented by RAID: Shadow Legends

  • Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker
  • Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken
  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon
  • Andrey ‘Shao’ Kiprsky
  • Illya ‘Yatoro’ Mulyarchuk
  • Zhang ‘Faith_bian’ Ruida
  • Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu
  • Jacob ‘HisWattson’ McMillin
  • Jaime ‘Cyber’ Ramos
  • Cho ‘Maru’ Seong-ju

Esports Controller Rookie of the Year

  • Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari
  • Matías ‘Scorpionprocs’ Martínez
  • Enzo ‘Seikoo’ Grondein
  • Adam ‘Bound’ Gray
  • Axel “vatira.” Touret
  • Emre ‘EmreYilmaz’ Yilmaz

Esports Controller Player of the Year

  • Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Williams
  • Enzo ‘Seikoo’ Grondein
  • Yan ‘yanxnz’ Xisto Nolasco
  • Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez
  • Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
  • Evan ‘M0nkey M00n’ Rogez
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
  • Derek ‘iDom’ Ruffin
  • Umut ‘Umut’ Gültekin
  • Noyan ‘Genburten’ Ozkose

Esports Mobile Player of the Year presented by Verizon

  • Ceng ‘Order’ Zehai
  • Luan ‘Lost’ Souza
  • An ‘Long’ Xulong
  • Mohamed ‘Mohamed Light’ Tarek
  • Cauan ‘Cauan7’ da Silva
  • Sitetampo’
  • Eman ‘EMANN’ Sangco

I am constantly amazed by the vast amount of talented individuals and organisations in the esports industry, it is a genuine pleasure to bring them all together and provide a platform for recognition, celebration, and growth. I am very much looking forward to welcoming them all to a night of revelry in Las Vegas in December.Michael Ashford, CEO, Esports Awards

Esports Awards is also pleased to share the return of Roland as a partner who will present the Esports Creative of the Year award – an award that honours an individual’s efforts to produce top-level creative work.

The Esports Awards 2022 campaign key dates:

  • December 1: The Go Home Show
  • December 13: Esports Awards 2022

This year, the Esports Awards will host three days of networking, fun, celebration and content. The Esports Awards Open powered by the GGC will kick off the celebrations on December 11, with the Esports Assemble: Vegas Edition following for two days of B2B events and content. The Esports Awards will then take centre stage on December 13 for a spectacular ceremony.

The 2022 Esports Awards is brought to you in partnership with Roland, Verizon, Plarium, Truman Factory, Secretlab, Sizzle Creative and Tyson Foods.


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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 recognize esports excellence.
The Esports Awards is dedicated to showcasing world-class performance and innovation from every corner of the industry throughout the year. It 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 2022 the Esports Awards is moving to a new home at Resorts World Las Vegas.

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