Esports Awards reveals 2020 finalists for pro and on-air categories

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The Esports Awards, the most prestigious night in the esports calendar, is pleased to reveal the finalists for this year’s pro and on air categories which are dedicated to celebrating top class talent from across the esports industry.

Named during the 5th Spotlight Show of the year hosted by Gabriella ‘LeTigress’ Devia-Allen, Chris ‘Montecristo’ Mykles & Thom F. Badinger, this year’s nominees include the likes of 100 Thieves, Clayster, Sjokz, Team Liquid and MortaL. This year's Esports Awards will be officially taking place virtually on Saturday 21st November as part of the Esports Assemble in partnership with Esports Insider.


The full list of 2020 Esports Awards Pro and On Air finalists are: 


Esports Coach Of The Year              


Coach Organization Esport
Wilton "zews" Prado Evil Geniuses CS:GO
Raymond "Rambo" Lussier Dallas Empire  Call of Duty
Tobias "tow b" Herberhold BIG Clan CS:GO
Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann G2 Esports League of Legends
Dae-hee "Crusty" Park San Francisco Shock Overwatch
Lee "Zefa" Jae-min DAMWON Gaming League of Legends
Lee "Heen" Seung Gon Team Secret Dota 2
Robert "Chrome" Gomez Spacestation Gaming Rocket League
Justin "Lycan" Woods Spacestation Gaming Rainbow Six Siege
Luo "BSYY" Sheng Top Esports League of Legends



Esports Console Player Of The Year In Partnership With Scuf Gaming


Player Organization Esport
James "Clayster" Eubanks New York Subliners Call of Duty
Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro Dallas Empire Call of Duty
Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt Fnatic FIFA
Ian "Crimsix" Porter Dallas Empire Call of Duty
Caden "Sypical" Pellegrin Spacestation Gaming Rocket League
Jacob "JKnaps" Knapman G2 Esports Rocket League
Victor "Fairy Peak!" Locquet Renault Vitality Rocket League
Mossad "Msdossary" Aldossary Tundra Esports FIFA




Esports Console Rookie Of The Year In Partnership With Scuf Gaming


Player Organization Esport
Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro Dallas Empire Call of Duty
Jason "firstkiller" Corral Rogue Rocket League
Henrique "Zezinho" Lempke SL Benfica Esports FIFA
Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal Dallas Empire Call of Duty
Joris "Joreuz" Robben Dignitas Rocket League
Joseph "Owakening" Conley Florida Mutineers Call of Duty



Esports Mobile Player Of The Year

Surgical GoblinMortal


Esports Organisation Of The Year


G2 Esports
Team Liquid
Cloud 9
100 Thieves

Esports PC Player Of The Year 


Player Organization Esport
Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Team Vitality CS:GO
Zhuo "knight" Ding Top Esports League of Legends
Rasmus "Caps" Winther G2 Esports League of Legends
Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen Team Secret Dota 2
David Tonizza Ferrari Esports F1 
Benjy "Benjyfishy" David Fish NRG Esports EU Fortnite
Nathanial "Rampy" Duvall Spacestation Gaming Rainbow Six Siege
Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf Sentinels Fortnite
Kwon "Striker" Nam-joo San Francisco Shock Overwatch
Jay "sinatraa" Won Sentinels VALORANT
Michał "Nisha" Jankowski Team Secret  Dota 2
Troy "Canadian" Jaroslawski Spacestation Gaming Rainbow Six Siege


Esports PC Rookie Of The Year in association with Matrix Keyboards 


Player Organization Esport
Jay "sinatraa" Won Sentinels VALORANT
Matthew "Wardell" Yu TSM VALORANT
Edward "Tactical" Ra Team Liquid League of Legends
Ryu "Keria" Min-seok DRX League of Legends
Ming-Yi "Spica" Lu TSM League of Legends
Alec "Fultz" Fultz Spacestation Gaming Rainbow Six Siege

Esports Team Of The Year



Dallas Empire (CDL)
Top Esports (LPL)
Vitality (CS:GO)
G2 Esports (LEC)
Spacestation Gaming (Rocket League)
Spacestation Gaming (R6)
Team Secret (Dota2)
Damwon (LCK)
Sf Shock (Overwatch) 
Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch) 


Esports Analyst Of The Year








Jacob “Pimp” Winneche





Esports Caster Of The Year (Colour)












Esports Caster Of The Year (Play By Play)



Captain Flowers








Esports Host Of The Year

Ana Xisde
Chris Puckett
Frankie Ward
Lottie Van-Praag
Soe Gschwind

The Esports Awards has also welcomed Co-CEO of ESL Gaming Craig ‘Torbull’ Levine and esports veteran journalist Richard Lewis as the newest inductees for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Richard Lewis has cemented himself as one of the most renowned esports journalists in the world with two Esports Awards Journalist of The Year awards under his belt. Craig ‘Torbull’ Levine is a true industry veteran with over 20+ years in the gaming and esports industry.

Starting out as a CS:GO player in the first days of competitive gaming, Levine went onto co-found the industry leading anti-cheat platform ESEA and now co-leads the helm at the world's biggest esport company, ESL Gaming. Craig ‘Torbull’ Levine and Richard Lewis join street fighting legend Daigo Umehara and esports pioneer Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel as members of the award.

“I am so excited to announce that we are officially going digital. In such uncertain times it's an honor to be able to create something that celebrates and recognises those who are going above and beyond in the esports industry. We have so many exciting plans for the ceremony and we couldn't have made it happen without the support of our partners and community.” said Michael Ashford, Managing Director, Esports Awards. 


The Esports Awards is also pleased to announce a multitude of partnerships for the year’s ceremony.
Matrix Keyboards and RESPAWN Products are introduced as new partners for the event and eBeatz return after a successful partnership in 2019.


The Esports Awards is part of the Esports Assemble, four days of the finest events and insights from industry figures from the 18th to 21st November. The collection of events which include ESI Digital Winter, Esports Awards Expo, and the Esports Awards will play host to unparalleled esports content, networking, and celebration. 

The Esports Awards Expo will bring a weekend of best in class events programming featuring summits, speakers and networking with the biggest brands in the world. The events will take place on a purpose built platform with VOD’s available around the clock allowing global connectivity. Attendees will get access to industry leading brand showcases, extensive talks on the main stage, networking lounge and weekend watchalongs of the Esports Awards broadcasts. 



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