By November 8 2023Press Release
  • XIX Vodka joins forces as the Official Vodka Sponsor of the prestigious Esports Awards, marking a partnership that celebrates excellence in both spirits and esports. 
  • Co-Founder of The Sidemen Vikram “Vikkstar123” Barn set to attend the Esports Awards presented by Lexus
  • Fans can vote for their favourite finalist every day until November 20th at: https://esportsawards.com/vote/ 

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 8th, 2023) – The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to announce XIX Vodka as the Official Vodka Sponsor of its esteemed ceremony. This exciting collaboration signifies the union of excellence between the esteemed spirits brand, XIX Vodka, and the pinnacle of esports acknowledgment.

Celebrating another significant milestone with a UK wide launch into Tesco, XIX Vodka, the official Vodka Sponsor of the Esports Awards and crafted by renowned content creators The Sidemen, is set to enhance the experience for attendees and viewers alike. The exclusive XIX bar at the ceremony will offer a taste of sophistication and top-tier quality, showcasing the brand’s commitment to excellence.

“We are thrilled to welcome XIX Vodka as the ‘Official Vodka Sponsor’ for the Esports Awards,” commented Mike Ashford, CEO of the Esports Awards. “Their commitment to quality and innovation perfectly aligns with our mission to honour excellence within the esports industry. We eagerly anticipate an extraordinary evening celebrating the achievements in esports and gaming.”

Moreover, the highly anticipated Esports Awards presented by Lexus will include a special appearance by the renowned gaming content creator and founding member of The Sidemen, Vikram “Vikkstar123” Barn. As The Sidemen recently celebrated their impressive 10-year anniversary, Vikkstar is all set to mark the occasion in style at the Esports Awards and raise a toast at the legendary after party taking place at Zouk.

“Being a part of the Esports Awards celebration is an incredible honour,” stated Vikram “Vikkstar123” Barn, Co-Founder of The Sidemen. “I’m thrilled to engage with the passionate gaming community and contribute to this prestigious event. I can’t wait to immerse myself in the talent and excitement at this unforgettable awards ceremony!”

The Esports Awards ceremony, presented by Lexus, is the highlight of a thrilling three-day celebration including the PWR UP Las Vegas esports conference, hosted at the luxurious Resorts World Las Vegas. The ultimate esports, tech and gaming extravaganza will feature groundbreaking events like the Esports Awards Open, a unique golf tournament that blends networking and entertainment with industry leaders and celebrities, shaping the future of esports, tech, and gaming.

Following the ceremony, a glamorous after-party awaits attendees. Limited seats are available, so interested individuals are urged to contact the Esports Awards organisers promptly to secure their tickets and confirm their attendance.

The Esports Awards presented by Lexus 2023 campaign key dates:

  • 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 presented by Lexus and Esports Team of the Year
  • 27th & 28th November: Inaugural Scholars
  • 29th & 30th November: Esports Awards presented by Lexus 2023

The 2023 Esports Awards presented by Lexus is brought to you in partnership with, Xfinity, Oakley5GRV and XIX Vodka.

For more information about PWR UP Las Vegas: https://bit.ly/45LwiEJ


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 XIX Vodka

XIX Vodka is a popular vodka brand founded by YouTube collective ‘The Sidemen’. XIX Original Premium Vodka is made in Britain, using quality ingredients and distilled 5x for optimal purity. The brand recently announced a nationwide launch with the UK’s largest retailer Tesco, which includes its hotly anticipated ready to drink cans in Mixed Berry flavour.


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