• The Esports Awards returns to Las Vegas to celebrate its ninth year, with the main ceremony taking place at the Best of Las Vegas 2022: Best Nightclub awardee, Zouk
    • 5GRV, the award-winning reality show, has partnered with the Esports Awards to celebrate diversity in the gaming industry and beyond
    • Last year’s Esports Awards campaign saw 17M total viewership and over 10M votes counted 
    • This year, nominees are nominated by industry professionals–learn more about the nomination process at

The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to kick off its 2023 campaign by announcing its return to Las Vegas. Alongside the iconic ceremony, the Esports Awards will feature networking opportunities and the return of the popular Lifetime Achievement Mixer providing brands, organisations and industry thought-leaders the opportunity to debate and network.

After an incredible turnout in 2022, which featured outstanding talent such as legendary hosts Eefje ‘Sjokz” Depoortere and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, the Esports Awards returns to Las Vegas for its 2023 ceremony. Set to take place on the 29th and 30th of November, the Esports Awards will be broadcast live across all major and linear platforms from Zouk, one of the most technologically advanced venues in the world.

The Esports Awards are also glad to welcome 5GRV: Gamers on the Road in a partnership that will see them present the Esports Host of the Year Award as they embark on season two of their award-winning reality show. Season two will follow fierce, Black Female Streamers BarefootTasha, DefinedbyKy, LeeshCapeesh, and comedian GloZell as they journey to the 2023 Esports Awards to celebrate diversity within gaming and beyond.

This year, the Esports Awards will provide equal chances to organisations, brands, and individuals, irrespective of the size of their communities, to put their hat in the ring for an Esports Award. The 2023 Esports Awards will feature a self-nomination format, open to B2B professionals alongside select media outlets in the esports industry. The new format will allow nominees to provide support information for their nomination, and directly involve media outlets whose knowledge of the esports scene, products, games, and individuals who make it, is highly valued and respected.

Nominations must be completed by an official representative of the company, product or talent, and must be completed before July 7th. Learn more about the nomination process at:

In addition to the Esports Awards ceremony, Las Vegas will see the inaugural Scholars on the 28th of November. The Scholars are the collegiate gaming awards ceremony ran by the organisers of the Esports Awards. Stay tuned for more details around the Scholars.

The categories for this year’s Esports Awards have been announced as follows:

  • Esports Cosplay of the Year
  • Esports Creative of the Year
  • Esports Creative Team of the Year
  • Esports Content of the Year
  • Esports Content Creator of the Year
  • Esports Personality of the Year
  • Streamer of the Year
  • Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year
  • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year
  • Esports Coverage Platform of the Year
  • Esports Hardware Piece of the Year
  • Esports Journalist of the Year
  • Esports Publisher of the Year
  • Esports Supporting Service of the Year
  • Esports Game of the Year
  • Esports Mobile Game of the Year
  • Esports Colour Caster of the Year
  • Esports Desk Analyst of the Year
  • Collegiate Program of the Year
  • Esports Host of the Year presented by 5GRV
  • Esports Play By Play Caster of the Year
  • Esports Coach of the Year
  • Esports Controller Player of the Year
  • Esports Mobile Player of the Year
  • Esports Organisation of the Year
  • Esports PC Player of the Year
  • Esports Team of the Year
  • Breakthrough Player of the Year
  • Esports Play of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement in Esports
  • Panel’s Choice Award

Mike Ashford, CEO of the Esports Awards, commented “We could not be more excited to continue our legacy of  recognising and rewarding excellence in the industry, and honouring the industry that has made many a dream come true, including ours. Having recognised the potential of the collegiate scene, we’ve introduced the Scholars as a way to provide players, individuals, and organisations in the collegiate their own platform. We look forward to seeing talented individuals from across the world join us for some well deserved celebrations in November.”

Last year’s Esports Awards saw a spectacular ceremony at Resorts World Las Vegas. A milestone and star-studded event, the awards hosted some of the biggest faces from esports and beyond with the likes of PUBG MOBILE, LOUD and Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag all picking up awards. The 2022 Esports Awards campaign also saw over 17 million total viewership,  115M impressions and 10M votes cast.

By Zoltan Tundik

Zoltán Tűndik-Kiszner-Szilágyi is the Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at Hipther Agency, parent brand of WireUp, European Gaming, PICANTE, and Gaming Americas. Zoltán is a self-taught publisher and events organizer who has developed several brands and services that have increased the notoriety of his company within several multi-billion industries. Among the developed brands and services you can find online news portals that cover several tech industries, gaming, blockchain, fintech, artificial intelligence, and more. In parallel, the company has built a portfolio of annually organized boutique-style conferences in Europe and North America. All the events organized by his company focus on bringing a wealth of information about the latest innovation in several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more.