Open 27th May 2020
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.
Nominations for each category will be open until their finalists are announced (see Process 2 for details)
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.
The awards are broken down into 5 groups, and the finalists for each grouping will be announced in our spotlight shows throughout the year:
- Community – Announced in Spotlight Show 2 in July
- Industry – Announced in Spotlight Show 3 in August
- Creative – Announced in Spotlight Show 3 in August
- Pro – Announced in Spotlight Show 4 in September
- On Air Talent – Announced in Spotlight Show 4 in September
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 20th of October. This stage allows entrants to include achievements and relevant material from the 2020 esports season for the information of the judging panel.
In 2020, the winners for Industry, Creative, Pro and On Air Talent award categories are 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.
Our Community awards are voted on 100% by you the community – so YOU decide the winner!
Our expert panel from across the industry will convene prior to the awards and, after lengthy discussion, will each vote on their winners in the Industry, Pro and On Air Talent award categories. This year we have also curated a specialist Creative Panel, made up of industry professionals who are experts on the creative side of the esports world. The Creative panel members will be voting on the Creative award categories. To view a full list of our panel members click here
Each panellist will vote independently for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed finalist’s in each category. The finalists will be awarded points based on the number of votes their receive from the panel.
These votes will be counted and verified by our independent Esports Awards Committee. These will remain highly confidential until the night of the awards.
The community vote closes 2 weeks before our awards ceremony and the votes are counted and verified.
Community Voting Closes
After the community vote closes, the finalist’s are given points based on their ranking from the community vote, equating to 25% of the total vote weighting.
The community points are then combined with the panel voted points and create the verified totals to decide the winners for the Industry, Creative, Pro and On Air Talent award categories for 2020. While the community rankings alone decide the winners for the Community award categories.
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.
If by some miraculous chance a Community Award (voted 100% by the community with no panel input) incurs a tie-break/drawn vote, the panel will vote between the individual finalists that are involved in the tie-break with the winner being the finalist with the most panel votes after community vote has drawn.