Esports Insider is pleased to announce Singtel as key partner of the Esports Insider Hall of Fame 2020 (#ESIHOF), celebrating the achievements of esports professionals in the industry, this edition of the ceremony will be held online as an addition to ESI Digital Winter (November 18-19th, #ESIDIGITAL).
The third edition of the ESI Hall of Fame will be held during the first day of the digital conference, November 18th, inducting three esteemed individuals whom have made a real difference to the sector over the course of their careers into the class of 2020, joining the ranks of the class of 2019 and 2018.
The very first edition, in partnership with Ginx Esports TV, the award ceremony’s inauguration inducted Michal ‘CARMAC’ Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL, Jason ‘1’ Lake, CEO of Complexity Gaming, and Chris Puckett, Broadcaster and Producer as the ESI HOF Class of 2018, hosted at the beautiful and iconic Natural History Museum of London on September 20th, 2018.
The next year’s edition, in partnership with WePlay Esports and GRID, invited Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, CEO and Owner of OpTic Gaming, Heather ‘SapphiRe’ Garrozo, VP of Marketing at Dignitas, and Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, Director of Creative Development at Twitch, into the ESI HoF Class of 2019 in Los Angeles at the offices and rooftop of Nixon Peabody.
Following tradition, the inductees will be announced on the day of the event and the ceremony will be streamed exclusively for ESI Digital Winter attendees.
Inductees will be given the virtual stage to accept their induction and utilise the platform to share their message with the global and borderless industry, contributing their remarks to the ongoing and long-term goals of the ESI Hall of Fame legacy.
Sam Cooke, Managing Director of Esports Insider, commented: “After hosting the ESI Hall of Fame at the Natural History Museum in 2018, and in Los Angeles on Nixon Peabody’s rooftop in 2019, we figured that 2020 we’d glam it up and go online only. No of course, it’s a shame that we can’t host it in New York City as intended, but we’re working with what’s feasible and safe right now and one positive is of course, this means far more people worldwide can watch the drama unfold live.”
“We’re hugely grateful to Singtel for their support, and over at ESI HQ we’re all pumped to announce the new three inductees who’ll form the class of 2020 and join the other industry stalwarts in the ESI HoF!”