UK Esports Awards has announced that gaming monitor manufacturer AOC will return as a sponsor for the second iteration of the initiative.
AOC will be the after party sponsor of the awards show, which will return for a second year on August 3rd at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London.
Adam Heath, Co-founder of UK Esports Awards discussed the deal: “It’s great to see AOC return to the UK Esports Awards and sponsoring the after party. They have always been a massive supporter of the UK scene across tournaments and events, and after the success of last year, we’re happy to see them return and work with us once again.”
This year, the awards have been split into four categories. Under the ‘Gaming’ category are ‘Player Of The Year’, ‘Team/Org Of The Year’, and ‘Manager Of The Year’. Under the ‘Presentation‘ banner are ‘Caster Of The Year’, ‘Presenter Of The Year’, ‘Streamer Of The Year’, and ‘Tournament Of The Year’. The ‘Backstage’ category includes ‘Admin Of The Year’, ‘Photographer Of The Year’, ‘Videographer Of The Year’, ‘Reporter Of The Year’, ‘Service Provider Of The Year’, and ‘Backstage Hero’. ‘Memes & dreams’ is the last category and it involves ‘Banter Of The Year’ and ‘Wooden Spoon’.
Nathan Blank, UK Channel Sales Manager at AOC also commented: “As last year’s event was such a success, AOC are delighted to be on board again for the second UK Esports Awards as After Party Sponsor! An event that focus’ solely on recognising and celebrating all the hard work of those within the UK Esports community is invaluable and certainly not to be missed. Without talent like these, the UK esports scene wouldn’t be the dynamic, exciting, diverse and ever-growing industry it is today, and here at AOC we continue to invest and support this extremely important sector and continue to build on our strong position with new exciting products for both the enthusiast and professional gamers.”
Disclaimer: Esports Insider is a media partner of the UK Esports Awards.
Esports Insider says: While most award shows are effectively popularity contests, it’s cool to see figures in esports from the UK get some recognition considering all of the hard work that they put into the scene. AOC’s support will undoubtedly help to improve the experience of the show so this is welcome news.