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Public Nominations Open - Group One and Group Two
Nominations for all award categories open on March 21st*.
Each nomination requires:
- The nominees information
- Category of nomination
- Details of achievements
- Supporting material
Each and every nomination is saved and compiled into a report that is sent to the panel for consideration during Process 1.
Process 1 Shortlisting
The Esports Awards Panel will compile a shortlist of finalists from the nominations, based on the awards criteria provided by the Esports Awards. The finalists will then be publicly announced. Each panel member has the right to request consideration of any omitted nominees.
Process 2 Finalist's Announced
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 30th October 2018. This stage allows entrants to include achievements and relevant material from the 2018 esports season for the information of the judging panel.
Process 3 Community Vote
In 2018, the winner is decided by the community vote combined with the panel votes. The community 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.
Streamer of the Year
Play of the year
Organisation of the Year
These three awards are 100% community voted.
Process 4 Judging Panel
Our expert panel from across the industry will convene prior to the awards and decide their winners in each category.
Each panellist will vote indepedently for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed finalist’s in each category. 1st place is worth five points, 2nd three points and 3rd one point.
These votes will be counted and verified by our independent Esports Awards Committee. These will remain highly confidential until the night of the 12th November 2018.
Process 5 Community Vote Closes
The community vote is closed and the votes are counted and verified.
Process 6 Vote Adjudication
After the community vote closes, the finalist’s in 1st 2nd and 3rd place in the community vote are given points equating to 25% of the total vote weighting.
For the 14 person panel the community vote equates to 3.5 votes. Therefore, in each category 1st place receives 17 points, 2nd place receives 10 and 3rd place receives 3.
The points are then combined between the panel vote and the community vote and create the verified totals to decide the winners of the 2018 Esports Awards.
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.
The person voted higher by the community is decided as the winner. Where a tiebreaker has occurred and the winner decided by the community vote, the Esports Awards committee will ensure this is public knowledge.