Esports Industry Awards crowns 22 winners

14 November 2017


The second Esports Industry Awards took place last night as the industry gathered and took a moment to appreciate the work of many across the last year. 22 awards were handed out at The Brewery, London as individuals and companies were rewarded for their exceptional work in the space.

Sjokz took the biggest award of the night

The night was build around the final award of the evening, with nominees being shown throughout the night for the Esports Personality of the Year before Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere, a League of Legends talent member was presented the award to rapturous applause.

Duncan “Thorin” Shields took home the Esports Journalist of the Year, with ESPN Esports labelled Esports Coverage Website of the Year. It was a solid year for Riot Games, as the company took home Esports Publisher of the Year as well as Esports Live Event of the Year. 

OpTic Gaming and the coveted #GreenWall fan base will have had a lot to cheer about, too. They won Esports Team of the Year and Call of Duty player Matthew “FormaL” Pipe took home both Esports Play of the Year and Esports Console Player of the Year. Davis “OpTic Hitch” Edwards also won the Esports Videographer of the Year to round off four trophies for the Texas gang. 

Intel won the Hardware Provider of the Year award, and G FUEL took home the Commercial Partner of the Year trophy. 

The full list of the winners is below:  

  • UK Esports Player of the Year: Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing
  • Esports Play of the Year: Matthew ‘FormaL’ Pipe
  • Esports Game of the Year: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Esports Journalist of the Year: Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields
  • Esports Breakthrough Game of the Year:  PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year: G-FUEL
  • Esports Coverage Website of the Year: ESPN
  • Esports Photographer of the Year: Joe Brady
  • Esports Publisher of the Year: Riot Games
  • Esports Hardware Provider of the Year: Intel
  • Esports Videographer of the Year: Davis ‘OpTic Hitch’ Edwards
  • Streamer of the Year: Dr. Disrespect
  • Streaming Platform of the Year: Twitch
  • Esports Broadcaster of the Year: Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
  • Esports Console Player of the Year: Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
  • Esports Live Event of the Year: League of Legends World Championship
  • Esports PC Player of the Year: Amer ‘Miracle-‘ Al-Barqawi
  • Esports Personality of the Year: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Esports Rookie of the Year (Console): Victor ‘Punk’ Woodley
  • Esports Rookie of the Year (PC): Abay ‘HObbit’ Khassenov
  • Esports Team of the Year: OpTic Gaming
  • Esports Unsung Hero of the Year: Megan ‘RheingoldRiver’ Cutrofello

Esports Insider says: Congratulations to everyone who took home a trophy. With such a ridiculous year of growth, it just goes to show how well people are doing.