More and more news is coming out about this year’s Esports Awards. Today, it was announced that three beloved hosts will be returning to be a part of the on-air team with Lottie Van-Praag, Eefje Depoortere, and Goldenboy. Along with that announcement, the nominations for the awards are open to public voting and the panels have begun to whittle down who out of the most competitive and stand-out players of the past year should be recognized for their efforts.
For those unfamiliar, The Esports Awards dedicate achievements to individuals in the gaming community from all aspects. Not only will professional gamers be recognized, but also contributors to the industry and community. Pro Awards range from Esports Team of the Year to Esports Coach of the Year to Esports Caster of the Year while examples of Industry Awards would include Lifetime Achievement in Esports, Esports Game of the Year, and Esports Hardware Provider of the Year. A couple more familiar categories to audiences may fall under the Community Awards that will award for Streamer of the Year, Content Creator of the Year, and even Cosplayer of the Year.
The most vital community role in the 2019 nominations have begun, Public Nominations. Fans and gamers from all over can nominate for any and every category award, which is sent to the panel for consideration. After this step, the Esports Awards Panel announce the finalists on October 20 after the shortlists are created. But the community’s interaction doesn’t end there. Before the Judging Panel votes, the public will be able to vote with a weight of 25 percent towards each award excluding Streamer of the Year, Play of the Year, and Organization of the Year. Those 3 awards will be decided completely by the gaming community.
Already 7 of the main categories are open for voting, which can be found here for those who wish to participate before voting closes November 9. The Esports Awards 2019 will be held November 16 in Arlington Texas.