AWARDING THE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY

WHAT IS THE ESI HALL OF FAME?

The ESI Hall of Fame is an ongoing project designed to honour those who have most contributed to the development of esports as a business over its long and storied history. We do not discriminate based on role or company, and the only thing all our inductees have in common is their incredible achievements within our industry.

Our induction ceremonies have taken place at the Natural History Museum in London (2018), the Nixon Peabody Offices in Los Angeles (2019) and online (during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020), and we hope to continue to honour esports visionaries around the world as this new decade continues.

Each year ESI will aim to recognise three or more members of the esports community at large who have made a real difference to the sector over the course of their careers. Individuals who have played a prominent role in the promotion of esports, while displaying a level of commitment like few others. Those who have been pushing the industry forward through thick and thin, for the greater good of players and spectators all around the world.

INDUCTEES

CLASS OF 2021

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2021 Inductee

SUE ‘SMIX’ LEE

VP, Talent Management

RTS

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CLASS OF 2020

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2020 Inductee

NAZ ALETAHA

Global Head of League of Legends Esports

Riot Games

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2020 Inductee

MIKE SEPSO

Co-Founder and CEO

Vindex

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2020 Inductee

ANNA ‘LAETJEN’ NORDLANDER

Vice President Product Development

DreamHack (ESL Gaming)

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CLASS OF 2019

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2019 Inductee

HECTOR ‘H3CZ’ RODRIGUEZ

Owner & CEO

OpTic Gaming

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2019 Inductee

HEATHER ‘SAPPHIRE’ GAROZZO

VP Marketing

Dignitas

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2019 Inductee

MARCUS ‘DJWHEAT’ GRAHAM

Director of Creative Development

Twitch

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CLASS OF 2018

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2018 Inductee

MICHAL ‘CARMAC’ BLICHARZ

VP Pro Gaming

ESL

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2018 Inductee

JASON ‘1’ LAKE

CEO

Complexity Gaming

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2018 Inductee

CHRIS PUCKETT

Broadcaster & Producer

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2019 EVENT VIDEO & PHOTOS

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