League of Legends wins big at The Game Awards 2019

16 December 2019


League of Legends developer Riot Games was amongst the biggest winners at The Game Awards 2019, dominating the Esports Awards category.

The popular MOBA won Best Esports Game and Best Esports Event for its 2019 World Championship, while LEC mainstays Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and G2 Esports also received honours.

Riot Games The Game Awards
Photo credit: Riot Games

RELATED: UK Esports Awards crowns winners for 2019

Here’s the full list of nominees and winners for the Esports Awards category at The Game Awards 2019:

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends – Winner

Best Esports Coach

Eric “adreN” Hoag (Team Liquid, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Nu-ri “Cain” Jang (Team Liquid, League of Legends)
Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz (OG, Dota 2)
Danny “Zonic” Sørensen (Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) – Winner

Best Esports Event

2019 League of Legends World Championship – Winner
2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
EVO 2019
Fortnite World Cup
IEM Katowice 2019
The International 2019

Best Esports Host

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
Alex “Machine” Richardson
Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang
Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere – Winner
Paul “Redeye” Chaloner

Best Esports Team

Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
G2 Esports (League of Legends) – Winner
OG (Dota 2)
San Francisco Shock (Overwatch League)
Team Liquid (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best Esports Player

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf – Winner
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
Luka “Perkz” Perkovic
Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
Jay “Sinatraa” Won

Esports Insider says: Counting Sjokz (who is a freelancer, but primarily operates in League of Legends), Riot Games’ flagship title won in four out of six possible categories to cap off a terrific 2019. Questions will be raised, however, over G2 Esports’ victory; though they’ve had a brilliant year, the lack of a nomination for their conquerors FPX Esports could suggest Western bias.

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