November 16th 2019, Arlington, Texas: Leading figures from across the Esports industry gathered at The Esports Stadium Arlington on November 16th to induct 2019’s class into the Esports Hall of Fame. From publishers to the players, the awards recognised talent from every facet of the industry.
Hosted by Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere, Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez, Juan ‘HungryBox’ DeBiedma, and Lottie Van-Praag, the night saw awards presented by esports stars including 2018’s Esports Console Rookie of the Year Kenny and industry veteran Hector ‘HECZ’ Rodriguez. Over 3.75 million community votes were cast to determine the winners. The coveted Streamer of the Year award was won for the second time by the infamous Dr DisRespect.
Early forecasting shows a live viewership well in excess of 7 million.
See full list of winners below:
- Content Creator of the Year in association with the Esports Stadium Arlington – Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson
- Esports Cosplay of the Year – LittleJem
- Esports Personality of the Year in association with Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau – Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag
- Esports Photographer of the Year – Stephanie Lindgren
- Esports Videographer of the Year in association with eBeatz – Logan Dodson (100 Thieves)
- Streamer of the Year in association with Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau – Dr DisRespect
- Esports Breakthrough Game of the Year – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Esports Play of the Year – S3xyCake
- Esports Commercial Partner of the Year in association with Blinkfire Analytics – HyperX
- Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative – Dexerto
- Esports Game of the Year in association with the KOYO Store – League of Legends
- Esports Hardware Provider of the Year – Intel
- Esports Journalist of the Year – Richard Lewis
- Esports Publisher of the Year in association with Populous – Riot Games
- Esports Supporting Agency of the Year – Loaded
- Esports Caster of the Year – Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer
- Esports Coach of the Year in association with Maika’i Copenhagen – Danny ‘Zonic’ Sorensen
- Esports Console Player of the Year in association with Scuf Gaming – Dominique ‘Sonicfox’ Mclean
- Esports Console Rookie of the Year in association with Scuf Gaming – Chris ‘Simp’ Lehr
- Esports Host of the Year – Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
- Esports Organisation of the Year – Team Liquid
- Esports PC Player of the Year – Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
- Esports PC Rookie of the Year – Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf
- Esports Team of the Year in association with Secretlab Chairs – G2 Esports (LOL)
- Panel’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Ryan Thompson
- Esports Live Event of the Year in association with The KOYO Store – League of Legends World Championship 2019
2019 saw the addition of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement in Esports award. Where we recognised and honoured some of the pillars and founding fathers of the esports community. These awards were presented at the Esports Summit the night before the Esports Awards 2019 Ceremony. The deserving winners were Hector ‘HECS’ Rodriguez, Scott ‘Sir Scoots’ Smith, Sundance DiGiovanni, Ralf Reichert, Crisis Wi and Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham. Each recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Esports award has devoted countless amounts of time and energy in helping to advance, shape and mould what we now recognise as the modern day multi-billion dollar industry that is esports.
The Esports Awards 2019 were brought to you in partnership with Arlington CVB, Scuf Gaming, Secretlab Chairs, The Esports Stadium Arlington,Touch of Ginger, The Koyo Store, Sizzle Creative, Maika’I Copenhagen, Movember Foundation, eBeatz, Esports Gear, Red Bull, Blinkfire Analytics and Populous. Lexus entered into the world of esports for the first time in their history and partnered with the Esports Awards to help recognise excellence with esports, create legacy and to honour the industry.