Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (20th November) at a lavish Awards Gala attended by more than 400 VIPs, federations, rights holders, agencies and brands. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in a total of 20 award categories were announced. Organised by MMC Sportz, 47 countries are eligible to enter the awards and this fourth edition of SPIA Asia has proven to be the most competitive yet.
Esports Insider supported the Esports segment of SPIA’s Conference and Awards, this included presenting the award for Best Esports Event of the Year (Asia). The results of which can be seen below:
We’d like to congratulate all top ten shortlisted tournaments, the vote reached a total of 20,000 people online with not much distance between the top five tournaments. Of course we’d like to give a special shout out to the three winners; ESL for their event ESL One Genting, Mars Media for their event MDL Changsha Major and of course eventual winners RIOT for their event The League of Legends World Championship.
“The standard of entries has gotten better every year and this truly reflects the strength and depth in Asia’s sports industry. We have seen professionally operated independent events and organisations alongside some of the biggest brands in the industry, and this is very encouraging for everyone in sports in Asia,” said Mr. Eric M. Gottschalk, CEO of MMC Sportz, organizer of SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference.
“We received more than 400 submissions this year and I’d like to congratulate all entrants and the Top 10 Finalists in each category for their professionalism and high calibre. After an in-depth and independent judging process which concluded here at SPIA Asia, I’m very happy to be able to announce Asia’s best-of-the-best in sports, here in Bangkok.”
Esports Insider says: SPIA Asia was a great event showcasing what’s going on in the world of Asian sports to the top representatives across the Asian sports industry. We hope to work with them again in the future and continue expanding upon the already vibrant Asian esports industry.
Disclosure: ESI is a media partner of SPIA Asia and assisted with the running of the award.