Esports Insider is excited to announce the return of the ESI Hall of Fame awards. After taking place online for the past two years, the Hall of Fame awards will finally be returning in person on September 5th at gaming bar Platform in the bustling area of Shoreditch, London.
The ESI Hall of Fame ceremony will also mark the opening of ESI London 2022, a two-day esports industry festival bringing together some of the leading professionals and companies in and around the industry.
The ESI Hall of Fame, which is focused exclusively on individuals, serves to honour those who have best contributed to the development of the esports industry and whose work has made a real difference to the sector.
Alongside the Hall of Fame inductee, this year’s awards ceremony sees the introduction of three new categories that will be presented to the individuals chosen by ESI:
- Hall of Famer – Recognising an individual who has made a highly significant contribution to the industry at large and aided in its growth.
- Rising Industry Star – Recognising the achievements of an individual that is newer to the industry but is already making a notable, positive impact in esports.
- Youth Award Champion – There are a number of great initiatives, both in and out of educational institutions globally, in the field of esports which deserve recognition. This award recognises the actions of an individual who is actively contributing in this area and continues to inspire the next generation.
- Community Champion – Esports isn’t all about the top-tier competitions and big prize pools. Its potential as a vehicle for positive social impact in local communities is vast, and the importance of grassroots done right cannot be understated. This award recognises some of those making the right moves to support the grassroots and within their local communities.
Previous hall of fame inductees include Jason Lake (CEO of Complexity Gaming), Heather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo (ex-Counter-Strike Observer and current VP of Marketing at Dignitas) and Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez (Owner & CEO of OpTic Gaming), amongst others.
The conclusion of the award ceremony marks the beginning of ESI London 2022. Taking place at BOXPARK Wembley from September 6-7th. The event will offer the very best in networking, education, content, and hospitality!
Tickets for both the ESI Hall of Fame award ceremony (extremely limited) and ESI London 2022 can be found here. Moreover, to view the specific criteria for the ESI Hall of Fame awards, head over to the website now.