The Esports Awards announce first slate of finalists

By Kevin Hitt
The Esports Awards' first group of finalists are open for fan voting.Kevin Hitt

The Esports Awards announced its first round of finalists in the entertainment award category as well as seeing a familiar face in The Truman Factory returning as a sponsor. The candy manufacturer returns after sponsoring the industry awards last year.

Headlining this first round of nominee announcements is the esports and gaming lifestyle organization 100 Thieves, nominated for Content Group of the Year, Valorant for Esports Game of the Year, and Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok for Esports Personality of the Year.

Debuting in 2016, The Esports Awards became the de facto authority for the industry, creating an awards panel filled with the most successful and recognizable names in esports. The Esports Awards used its climbing notoriety to showcase “top class performance and innovation from, [among] others, the players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events, and personalities within the scene.”

Voting is now open for the entertainment categories, with all other categories still open for nominations.

[Editor’s note: The Esports Observer/SBJ Esports has won the Esports Coverage Platform of the Year award the past two years, and Kevin Hitt won Esports Journalist of the Year during last year’s awards ceremony. SBJ has submitted applications for this year’s awards.]

The full list of entertainment awards finalists:

Content Group of the Year

  • 100 Thieves
  • FaZe Clan
  • LOUD
  • One True King
  • G4TV
  • Tribo Gaules
  • OfflineTV
  • Full Squad Gaming
  • Team Summertime
  • S8ul Esports

Esports Content Creator of the Year

  • HECZ
  • SunlessKhan
  • Ashley Kang
  • ZooMaa
  • ImperialHal
  • BananaSlamJamma
  • Hungrybox
  • Launders
  • IWDominate

Esports Content Series of the Year

  • The Story Of... (theScore esports)
  • The Process
  • G2 Voicecomms
  • The Eavesdrop Podcast
  • Backstory
  • Road to The International
  • Players

Esports Game of the Year

  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • CS:GO
  • Rocket League
  • Dota 2
  • Free Fire
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite

Esports Mobile Game of the Year Presented by Verizon

  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Free Fire
  • Pokémon Unite
  • Arena of Valor
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Brawl Stars

Esports Personality of the Year

  • s1mple
  • Sjokz
  • ocelote
  • Gaules
  • Mortal
  • Faker
  • Nadeshot
  • Goldenboy
  • HECZ
  • Cherrygumms
  • MoistCr1TiKaL
  • Nobru

Streamer of the Year

  • Ibai
  • Gaules
  • Valkyrae
  • Asmongold
  • tarik
  • Kameto
  • loltyler1
  • TimTheTatman
  • Dr Disrespect
  • QTCinderella
  • TheGrefg

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