Over 3.3 million community votes were cast to decide the winners
November 13th 2018, London, UK: Leading figures from across the Esports industry gathered at The Brewery in London last night to induct 2018’s class into the Esports Hall of Fame. From hardware providers to the players, the awards recognise talent from every section of the industry.
Hosted by Eefje ‘SJOKZ’ Depoortere, Alex ‘GOLDENBOY’ Mendez, Adam Savage, and Lottie Van Praag, the night saw awards presented by industry stars including Trevor ‘Quickshot’ Henry, Ali-A, Vikkstarr123 and Two Angry Gamers. Over 3.3 million community votes were cast, equating to one every 3 seconds for four months, to determine the winners. The coveted Streamer of the Year award was won by American-born personality Ninja.
Over 2 million viewers tuned in live on Twitter to watch the 2018 Esports Awards, with 210,000 concurrent viewers across platforms with stats still being totalised on all broadcast platforms, including Twitch, Youtube Gaming and Mixer. Also to be confirmed is the viewership in partnership with the media distribution company who seeded the awards to 33 countries.
The full list of winners are below:
Photographer of the Year – Helena Kristiansson
Videographer of the Year with adi.tv – Hitch
Breakthrough Game of the Year – Fortnite
Streamer of the Year – Ninja
PC Player of the Year with Turtle Beach – S1mple
PC Rookie of the Year with Intel – Bwipo
Organisation of the Year with with Coutts & Co – Cloud 9
Team of the Year with H4X.gg – Astralis
Personality of the Year – Ninja
Play of the Year – Faze Attach
Coverage Website of the Year with Sizzle Creative – ESPN Esports
Supporting Agency of the Year- Evolved Talent Agency
Game of the Year – Overwatch
Commercial Partner of the Year – Intel
Journalist of the Year – Jacob Wolf
Hardware Provider of the Year – Nvidia
Publisher of the Year – Blizzard
Streaming Platform of the Year – Twitch
Console Player of the Year with Scuf Gaming – MsDossary
Console Rookie of the Year – Kenny
Broadcaster of the Year with Blinkfire – Maven
Live Event of the Year with Touch of Ginger – Overwatch League Grand Finals
Unsung hero of the Year – Milos Nedeljikovic
Images from the evening can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/161871185@N03/sets/72157701838862621
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The Esports Awards also announced a charitable partnership last night in conjunction with Movember to create a “Gaming Fund for Change”. Industry leaders which included members of The Esports Award Panel gathered to map out a blueprint for the project with details being announced in the coming months
“Gaming connects people together globally and working in partnership with The Esports Awards we can reach so many more people to push our message forward which helps save lives” said Movember Co Founder Justin Coghlan
The Esports Awards 2018 were brought in partnership with Intel, Touch of Ginger, Twitch, Mixer, Twitter, London & Partners, H4X, Movember Foundation, Adi.tv, Turtle Beach, Sizzle Creative, Scuf Gaming and Swipe Right PR.