The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is excited to present the first set of finalists for this year’s event which will be hosted at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 13th. After a huge wave of nominations, League of Legends, Dr Disrespect, and FaZe Clan are among the names who have been shortlisted in the entertainment categories.

The finalists were announced by Daniel ‘dGon’ Gonzales, Jonathan ‘Reinforce’ Larsson and  Garrett “Shady” Smith Jr as part of the Esports Awards’ second Spotlight Show of the year. The show took place at the Verizon 5G labs in Los Angeles, California. The ground-breaking facility features technologies such as the “Augmented Live Stream” which allows you to embed digital elements into a live stream in real-time such as becoming a digital avatar with the character’s animation mimicking the user’s facial expression.

The Spotlight Show also played host to an interview with Mark Chang, Head of Gaming & Esports Strategy and Sponsorships at Verizon who discussed Verizon’s support of the mobile esports scene, and 5 Mobile Moments brought to you by Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband which compiles the most significant moments from the previous month in mobile esports.

The full list of entertainment awards finalists are:

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
  • 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

After a successful partnership in 2021, the Esports Awards is pleased to welcome back The Truman Factory as an Official Partner for 2022. The Truman Factory will once again be gifting their incredible candy through the campaign and at the main ceremony in December.

“We really excited to unveil the first set of finalists for this year’s awards which is set to be our most prestigious event to date. It’s such an honour to be able to provide a platform for the hardworking individuals, brands and companies in esports to get the recognition that they deserve. We look forward to hosting all our finalists in Las Vegas in December for the ultimate celebration,” said Michael Ashford, CEO, Esports Awards

The Esports Awards 2022 campaign key dates:

  • July 28: Finalists for the Industry Categories
  • August 25: Finalists for the Creative & Collegiate Categories
  • September 29: Lifetime Achievement in Esports Class of 2022 reveal
  • October 27: Finalists for Pro & On-air Categories
  • TBC: The Go Home Show
  • December 13: Esports Awards 2022

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