The 2017 NowTV Esports Industry Awards are fast approaching with attention switching from Industry to Personal awards with the launch of our Group 2 nominations. Awards in Group 2 focus on recognising excellence in individual and team performance. Giving you the chance to ensure the players you feel deserve recognition are recognised. The categories now open for nominations are:
UK Esports Player of the Year
Esports Rookie of the Year (PC)
Esports Rookie of the Year (Console)
Esports Broadcaster of the Year
Esports Live Event of the Year
Esports Team of the Year
Console Player of the Year
PC Player of the Year
Esports Personality of the Year
Esports Play of the Year
The list of categories at this year’s NowTV Esports Industry Awards is varied, recognising innovative Hardware Providers and celebrating up and coming esports athletes. Our judging panel is comprised of some of the industry’s leading experts and creates a shortlist from the nominees, then it is over to you to vote for who you think deserves to take home a NowTV Esports Industry Award. These awards allow those who you truly feel deserve recognition to be celebrated and to enable esports to continue to grow.
After the huge success and level of community feedback that we encountered with 2016’s awards ceremony we decided to add some new awards. These new awards are: Esports Play of the Year and Esports Unsung Hero of the Year. The Esports Unsung Hero of the Year award offers the chance for the community to give merit to an individual who goes above and beyond in esports, but may not fall under another category. There is also a need to diversify the Esports Rookie of the Year award to allow for a clearer distinction between console and PC players. This distinction gives those in the each area a better chance for recognition and celebration in their fields.
A highly coveted and hotly contested award to watch is the Esports Personality of the Year Award, open to anyone operating within esports. Personality of the Year is an award for an individual who has been influential within the scene and in helping to create growth within esports.
The other award to watch out for is the Unsung Hero of the Year, this award will have contenders you may not have necessarily heard of but make a considerable impact in esports. This award will bring a lot of the people behind the scenes to the forefront and will showcase their talents and contributions. If you have anyone in mind the only way to get them shortlisted is to go ahead and nominate them for the award!
The NowTV Esports Industry Awards only shortlist the contenders you nominate, and only award the champions you vote for! The responsibility is on the fans and community as a whole to ensure that those who deserve recognition receive a nomination. Whether they are nominated because of a strong belief in their success and achievement or if you are just a fan of their talent, the only way to help immortalise them is by nominating them.
The incredible efforts and sacrifices made by individuals involved in esports deserve to be placed upon a pedestal and by us providing the infrastructure, you are now able to make this a reality. Make sure to submit your nominations for those who are truly deserving, and help to cement their legacies in our Hall of Fame class 2017.