Each and every nomination is saved and compiled into a report that is sent to the panel for consideration during Stage 2. Nominations for each category will be open until their finalists are announced (see Stage 3 for details)
Each nomination requires
The nominees information
Category of nomination
Details of achievements
The Esports Awards Panel will discuss all public nominations on a group discussion call, where they are able to request consideration for any omitted nominees. The internal committee receives all of the panel nominations and collates the shortlists to compile our group of finalists. Any omitted finalists are flagged to the Panel Counsel and the panel counsel have final sign off on the list. The finalists will be publicly announced on our spotlight shows throughout the year (dates for each can be seen below).
The awards are broken down into 5 groups, and the finalists for each grouping will be announced in our spotlight shows throughout the year.
All candidates who are successful in making the shortlist will have the opportunity to supplement their entry with further details between the shortlist announcement date and the 20th of November. This stage allows entrants to include achievements and relevant material from the 2022 esports season for the information of the judging panel.
In 2022, the winners for Industry, Creative, Pro, On-Air Talent and several of the Entertainment award categories are decided by the public vote combined with the panel votes. The public vote is worth 25%, and the panel counts for 75%.
This creates a balanced approach to establishing rightful winners, ensuring the community are considered whilst maintaining the weighting of the expert panel giving distinction to those that deserve it.
Content Group of the Year, Esports Content Creator of the Year, Esports Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year are voted on 100% by you, the community – so YOU decide the winner!
The recipients for the Lifetime Achievement in Esports Award and Panel’s Choice Award are decided 100% by the Esports Awards Panel
Our expert panel from across the industry will convene prior to the awards. After a lengthy discussion, we will vote on their winners in the Entertainment, Industry, Pro and On-Air Talent award categories. We have also curated a specialist Creative Panel, made up of industry professionals who are experts on the creative side of the esports world. The Creative panel members will be voting on the Creative award categories. To view, a full list of our panel members click here
Each panellist will vote independently on their 1st place finalist in each award category. The finalists will be awarded points based on the number of votes they receive from the panel.
These votes will be counted and verified by our independent Esports Awards Committee. These will remain highly confidential until the night of the awards.
PUBLIC VOTING CLOSES
The public vote closes on the 30th of November. The votes are then counted and verified and are moved on to the voting adjudication process.
After the community vote closes, the finalists are given points based on their ranking from the community vote, equating to 25% of the total vote weighting.
The community points are then combined with the panel voted points and create the verified totals to decide the winners for the Entertainment, Industry, Creative, Pro and On-Air Talent award categories for 2022. While the community rankings alone decide the winners for the following awards:
Content Group of the Year
Esports Content Creator of the Year
Esports Personality of the Year
Streamer of the Year
In the event of a tiebreaker in which two finalists are locked on the same points after the panel and community votes have been adjudicated, the decision is referred back to the community vote.
If by some miraculous chance a 100% Public voted award incurs a tiebreak/drawn vote, the panel will vote between the individual finalists that are involved in the tiebreak with the winner being the finalist with the most panel votes after the community vote has been drawn.
Nominations Launchced in Spotlight Show 1
Entertainment Finalists announced in Spotlight Show 2
Industry Finalists announced in Spotlight Show 3
Creative & Collegiate Finalists announced in Spotlight Show 4
Lifetime Achievement in Esports Awards Inductees Revealed in Spotlight Show 5
Pro & On air talent Finalists announced in Spotlight Show 6
Winners announced at the Esports Awards 2022 presented by Lexus main ceremony
The panel evaluate those who have hugely impacted esports as a whole over the past year, considering the criteria for the award, and those who would not fit into other categories. After a full discussion the panel come to a consensus on who they feel best deserves this award for the year.
For each category the panel spend extensive time using the public nominations as a basis to form lists of finalists for each category. As the year progresses, numerous discussions take place over each category and each individual will vote towards their winner for the categories. This is then weighted with the public vote to determine the final winner for each category.
With the Panel:
We encourage all finalists to submit supporting information for the panel to review. This should showcase your work in esports over the last year, detailing why you stand out from your peers. It is essential for all Industry Award finalists to submit supporting information to ensure the panel can make an informed decision when voting. All supporting information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th November 2022.
With the Public:
We encourage you to get your following behind you! For the Entertainment, Industry, Creative, Pro & On Air Talent award categories the public vote makes up 25% of the final decision. If you are up for a 100% Public Voted award, the public vote makes 100% of the decision, so public backing is essential to take home the trophy!
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