G2, Team Secret And ‘League Of Legends’ Win Big At The Esports Awards

The annual Esports Awards concluded earlier tonight, with the best the industry has to offer being celebrated in the virtual event. There were many well-deserving winners, but it was G2 Esports, Team Secret and League of Legends that picked up the biggest honours. 

The biggest winner on the night was Riot Games and League of Legends, with four awards going to the esports activations from the company. Riot itself took home the Esports Publisher of the Year award and League of Legends took the Esports Game of the Year award. The League of Legends European Championship content team won the Esports Content Team of the Year award and the LoL season opening was named as the Esports Creative Piece of the Year. 

The other big multi-award winner was the Team Secret organisation, and specifically, the organization’s flagship Dota 2 team that has dominated the pro scene over the past year. Michał “Nisha” Jankowski was named the PC Player of the Year, Lee “Heen” Seung Gon was named as Coach of the Year and the entire Dota 2 roster was named as Team of the Year. Not bad considering the Dota 2 scene has effectively been on hold since the pandemic hit earlier in the year. 

The other big winner was the G2 Esports organization. While it may not have picked up as many awards as the other two big winners, the two the organization did take home were big hitters. G2 was named as Organization of the Year, one of the most prestigious and hotly contended awards at the show, while G2 founder and CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago took home the Esports Personality of the Year award. 

Elsewhere at the show WWE superstar, Xavier Woods was on hand to present an award, and also received the award for Esports Content Creator of the Year thanks to his UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. 

“It has been a milestone year, not just for the Esports Awards, but for the esports industry,” said Michael Ashford, Managing Director, Esports Awards. “We have been faced with many challenges and hurdles as well as opportunities to showcase how resilient and talented our industry is. As we conclude our fifth year with more votes, more viewership, and more mainstream partners than ever before I am pleased that we were able to put together an ambitious virtual event to celebrate those who have really made a difference and continued to push our industry forward.” 

The full list of award winners can be seen below. 

  • Esports Collegiate Award – Tyrelle Appleton
  • Esports Hardware Provider of the Year – Elgato
  • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year – Logitech
  • Lifetime Achievement in Esports – Class of 2020 

Johnathan “Fatality” Wendel

Daigo Umehara

Richard Lewis

Craig “Torbull” Levine

Michael Sepso

Lim ‘Boxer’ Yo-Hwan

  • Esports Photographer of the Year – Rich Loch
  • Esports Videographer of the Year – Logan Dodson
  • Esports Coach of the Year – Lee “Heen” Seung Gon (Team Secret) 
  • Esports Analyst of the Year – Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill 
  • Esports Content Series of the Year – Eavesdrop Podcast
  • Panel’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Michal Slowinski
  • Panel’s Choice Award in association with Touch of Ginger – Steve Dudenhoeffer
  • Esports Mobile Game of the Year presented by Verizon – Freefire
  • Esports Publisher of the Year In Association with LiveCGI from Esports Supply – Riot Games
  • Esports Game of the Year in association with The Koyo Store – League of Legends 
  • Esports Supporting Agency of the Year in association with Grind Gaming – CSA 
  • Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative – Esports Observer
  • Esports Play of the Year in association with Respawn – İsmailcan “XANTARES” Dörtkardeş (BIG) 
  • Esports Creative/Creative Team of the Year in Association with eBeatz – Paper Crowns
  • Esports Journalist of the Year – Emily Rand
  • Esports Content Team of the Year – League of Legends European Championship 
  • Esports Content Creator of the Year In Association with Esports Stadium Arlington – UpUpDownDown
  • Esports Caster of the Year (Play by Play) – Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines 
  • Esports Caster of the Year (Colour) – Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley
  • Esports Host of the Year – Eefje “Sjokz” Deporteere
  • Esports PC Rookie of the Year In Association with Matrix Keyboards – Ryu “Keria” Min-seok (T1) 
  • Esports Console Rookie of the Year in Partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire) 
  • Esports Mobile Player of the Year – Made Bagas “Zuxxy” Pramudita (Bigetron RA) 
  • Esports Console Player of the Year in Partnership with SCUF – Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire) 
  • Esports PC Player of the Year – Michał “Nisha” Jankowski (Team Secret) 
  • Esports Team of the Year – Team Secret (Dota 2)
  • Esports Personality of the Year presented by Lexus – Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago 
  • Streamer of the Year Presented by Lexus – Ibai
  • Esports Organisation of the Year – G2 Esports
  • Esports Cosplay of the Year – Glory Lamothe
  • Esports Creative Piece of the Year in association with eBeatz – LOL season opening

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikestubbs/2020/11/21/g2-team-secret-and-league-of-legends-win-big-at-the-esports-awards/