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Esports Awards 2019 results

Published: 17/Nov/2019 3:02 Updated: 17/Nov/2019 5:41

by Meg Bethany Koepp


The Esports Awards 2019 kicked off on November 16, 2019 at the Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas, and here are the results.

Millions of people voted in many categories for their esports winners, and many finalists were back from previous years to try and reclaim their crown.

The show made its debut in the United States for the first time, and kicked off its celebrations at 6:15PM PST (8:15PM CST, 2:15PM GMT), where thousands of viewers tuned in across streaming platforms such as Twitch and Mixer to cheer on their favorite esports stars.

A total of 27 awards were handed out across categories such as Esports Supporting Agency of the Year, Streamer of the Year, and Esports Journalist of the Year, and we’ve got the roundup below.

Esports Cosplayer of the Year

  • LittleJem – 1st place
  • Maul Cosplay – 2nd place
  • Polygon Forge – 3rd place
  • Jessica Nigri
  • Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi
  • Kinpatsu Cosplay
  • Spoon Makes
  • Yaya Han
  • Willow Creative
  • Anaelic

Esports Publisher of the Year

  • Riot Games – 1st place
  • Epic Games – 2nd place
  • Valve – 3rd place
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Ubisoft
  • PUBG Corporation
  • Tencent
  • EA
  • Capcom
  • Supercell

Esports Videographer of the Year

  • Logan Dodson – 1st place
  • Charles Dalton – 2nd place
  • Mawcho – 3rd place
  • Cory Doggett
  • Johannes Lehner
  • Robert Rogers
  • Damian Estrada
  • Gabriel Ruiz
  • Sean Do
  • Max Olivo

Esports Supporting Agency of the Year

  • Loaded – 1st place
  • Evolved Talent Agency – 2nd place
  • ESG Law – 3rd place
  • Freaks 4U Gaming
  • Character Select Agency
  • Hitmarker Jobs
  • Code Red Esports
  • National Association of Collegiate Esports

Esports Play of the Year

  • S3xycake – 1st place
  • Squishy – 2nd place
  • Caps – 3rd place
  • Woxic
  • Dafran
  • S1mple
  • Yung
  • Tjhaly
  • Dev1ce
  • Simp
  • Nisha

Esports Caster of the Year

  • Henry “HenryG” Greer – 1st place
  • Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith – 2nd place
  • Jack “CouRage” Dunlop – 3rd place
  • Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
  • Mitch “Uber” Leslie
  • Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines
  • Kaci Aitchison
  • Ben “Benson” Bowe
  • Indiana “Froskurinn” Black
  • Clint “Maven” Evans
  • Matt “Mr X” Morello
  • Matthew “Sadokist” Trivett

Esports Commercial Partner of the Year

  • HyperX – 1st place
  • Intel – 2nd place
  • Red Bull – 3rd place
  • Logitech
  • DHL
  • Alienware
  • AT&T
  • State Farm
  • G FUEL
  • Scuf Gaming

Panel’s Choice Award of the Year

  • Ryan Thompson

Esports Console Rookie of the Year

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr – 1st place
  • Aydan “Aydan” Conrad – 2nd place
  • Mohammed “Mo Auba” Harkous – 3rd place
  • Dylan “Dylan” Henderson
  • Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris
  • Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson
  • Dylan “Envoy” Hannon
  • Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez
  • Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey
  • McArtuher “Cellium” Jovel

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

  • Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf – 1st place
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut – 2nd place
  • Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen – 3rd place
  • Danila “dan” Dontsov
  • Jere “sergej” Salo
  • Jeong “Nenne” Yeon-kwan
  • David “aqua” Wang
  • Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek

Esports Journalist of the Year

  • Richard Lewis – 1st place
  • Ashley Kang – 2nd place
  • Antonio “Inyustificado” Yuste – 3rd place
  • Jacob Wolf
  • Tyler “FionnOnFire” Erzberger
  • Duncan “Thooorin” Shields
  • Jared “DeKay” Lewis
  • Emily Rand
  • Dustin Steiner
  • Kevin Aiello

Esports Hardware Provider of the Year

  • Intel – 1st place
  • Nvidia – 2nd place
  • HyperX – 3rd place
  • AMD
  • Logitech
  • ASTRO Gaming
  • Scuf Gaming
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Secretlab
  • Micro-Star International
  • Razer
  • Alienware

Esports Coach of the Year

  • Danny “zonic” Sørensen – 1st place
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun – 2nd place
  • James Crowder – 3rd place
  • Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz
  • Brice “Faccento” Faccento
  • Park “Crusty” Dae-hee
  • Eric “adreN” Hoag
  • Mike “Packing10” Szklanny
  • Nicholas “Ashes” Ridgeway
  • Rémy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam
  • Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann

Esports Game of the Year

  • League of Legends – 1st place
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2nd place
  • Rainbow Six Siege – 3rd place
  • Fortnite
  • Overwatch
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • DOTA 2
  • Rocket League
  • Street Fighter V

Esports Personality of the Year

  • Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag – 1st place
  • Jack “CouRage” Dunlop – 2nd place
  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins – 3rd place
  • Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez
  • Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Steve Arhancet
  • Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago

Esports Coverage Website of the Year

  • Dexerto – 1st place
  • ESPN Esports – 2nd place
  • Liquipedia – 3rd place
  • VP Esports
  • GosuGamers
  • Dot Esports
  • Inven Global
  • theScore esports
  • The Esports Observer
  • HLTV

Esports Team of the Year

  • G2 Esports [LoL] – 1st place
  • Astralis [CS:GO] – 2nd place
  • San Francisco Shock [OWL] – 3rd place
  • SK Telecom T1 [LoL]
  • Vancouver Titans [OWL]
  • Renault Vitality [RL]
  • 100 Thieves [CoD]
  • G2 Esports [RB6]
  • Team Liquid [CS:GO]
  • Fun Plus PhoeniX [LoL]
  • OG [Dota 2]
  • EUnited [CoD]

Content Creator of the Year

  • Craig “Mini Ladd” Thompson – 1st place
  • Jack “CouRage” Dunlop – 2nd place
  • Brian Michael “Terroriser” Hanby – 3rd place
  • Jared “SunlessKhan” Zook
  • Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag
  • Jason “Jev” Eugene
  • Duncan “Thooorin” Shields
  • Travis Gafford
  • UpUpDownDown
  • Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott
  • Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken

Esports PC Player of the Year

  • Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf – 1st place
  • Luka “Perkz” Perković – 2nd place
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – 3rd place
  • Johan “N0tail” Sundstein
  • Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz
  • Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen
  • Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng
  • Jay “sinatraa” Won
  • Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen
  • Russel David “Twistzz” Van Dulken
  • Matthew “Super” DeLisi
  • Rasmus “Caps” Winther

Esports Console Player of the Year

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean – 1st place
  • Alexandre “Kaydop” Courant – 2nd place
  • Chris “Simp” Lehr – 3rd place
  • Justin “jstn” Morales
  • Sam “Octane” Larew
  • James “Clayster” Eubanks
  • Gilbert “Xplosive” Rojo
  • Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma
  • Brandon “Dashy” O’tell
  • Mohammed “Mo Auba” Harkous
  • Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez
  • Kenny “Kenny” Williams

Esports Host of the Year

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez – 1st place
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere – 2nd place
  • Nyvi Estephan – 3rd place
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Tres “stunna” Saranthus
  • Paul “Redeye” Chaloner
  • Katie Bedford
  • Frankie “getfrank” Ward
  • Chris “Puckett” Puckett

Streamer of the Year

  • Dr Disrespect – 1st place
  • Jack “CouRage” Dunlop – 2nd place
  • Alan “alanzoka” Ferreira – 3rd place
  • Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff
  • Corentin “Gotaga” Houssein
  • Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek
  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
  • Turner “Tfue” Tenney
  • Timothy John “TimTheTatman” Betar
  • Imane “Pokimane” Anys

Esports Organization of the Year

  • Team Liquid – 1st place
  • G2 Esports – 2nd place
  • 100 Thieves – 3rd place
  • Cloud9
  • Team Vitality
  • Fnatic
  • NRG Esports
  • EUnited

Valorant First Strike Global Finals: North American predictions

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:34

by Andrew Amos


Hundreds of Valorant teams have been whittled down to eight. However, only one can claim the title of the North American First Strike champions. Who’s set to take the crown? We’ve broken down the best teams ahead of the Global Finals.

Valorant First Strike was Riot’s indication that they’re ready to take the reigns on the hit FPS title’s esports scene. With the dust settling, and a hopeful future set for 2021 in the Valorant Champions Tour, First Strike is the best indication we will get ahead of the circuit next year.

Ahead of the North American leg of the Global Finals, we’ve broken down each and every team and where they sit in our predictions, so you know who to keep an eye on when games kick off on December 3.

First Strike NA predictions

8. FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan were just a couple of rounds away from missing out on First Strike entirely to a Gen.G still looking to find their former glory in the earlier days of Valorant. However, the hybrid CS:GO-Overwatch roster still has plenty to prove at First Strike.

Between the likes of Corey and babybay, there’s a lot of fire power on the FaZe Clan squad. However, their struggles on Future Earth have been with the strat book. If they can overcome that hurdle, there’s a chance FaZe can break into the top four. However, with their first battle up against Sentinels, it’s likely their run will be dashed out quickly.

7. Renegades

Renegades are arguably the surprise package of First Strike. They made it in during the first NSG qualifier, besting Cloud9 in a series many were expecting to be a wash. Making it in the first time around has obviously put all eyes on them.

Despite being the most inexperienced roster at First Strike NA, they’ve shown some hope and promise. However, one has to wonder if their performance was just a flash in the pan. There’s still a lot of legwork Renegades have to put in to be in top four contention, but they’ve done themselves a favor by claiming big scalps along the way.

6. T1

T1, on paper, has always been an incredible Valorant squad. We haven’t really seen that come to fruition yet though. They’ve tumbled out of every tournament they’ve played in earlier than expected, and haven’t really made a splash since the NSG Showdown way back in June.

While Brax has long been considered the star of this roster, Skadoodle has recently looked on fire with the role swap onto Jett. That, combined with the addition of Spyder, who is slowly working his way to the top, makes this T1 roster one to be feared. If they fall out early in First Strike though, questions will have to be raised about why this team has constantly disappointed.

5. Immortals

Immortals are a huge surprise package in North American Valorant. They’re one of the most exciting teams to watch, and they’ve got an incredible story line to go with it. Shanks was a huge performer for them in the UMG qualifiers for First Strike, but he won’t be returning if ShoT_Up is fit and able.

Immortals seem switched on in all departments, but especially with their strats. A huge hats-off has to be given to jcStani, who has been a rock for this team on the Omen. This is also a team that has fed talent to many of the other top teams in NA when you look at Asuna, Dicey, KOLER, and Bjor. Now, it’s time for them to get a result to potentially cement themselves in the top four.

4. 100 Thieves

100 Thieves have looked nothing short of incredible with Asuna and dicey in their ranks. We just spoke about their prowess under Immortals, and they’ve really proven it under the prestigious organization. After a rough start in Valorant, 100 Thieves have really carved out a space for themselves.

It feels like Hiko has finally been able to open up his wings, with Steel fine-tuning the calls to give him and Captain America nitr0 the chance to bring their signature CS:GO fire power to Valorant. On a good day, 100 Thieves can be the number one team in NA – we saw them beat Sentinels in the NSG qualifer – but they need some more time until they’re consistently at the top.

3. Team SoloMid

TSM is more than just the Wardell show now. Sure, the Jett-Operator specialist is still an absolute fragger, but now Wardell can have an off day and it’ll be fine because the likes of Subroza and Hazed will pick up the slack.

One has to remember that TSM is the most decorated team in NA Valorant. Plus, they’re the longest standing core in the scene, having not made a change in over six months. While they’ve been up and down in recent times, their UMG qualifier win is a sure indication that TSM has what it takes to reclaim the number one spot.

2. Team Envy

Envy have impressed far beyond many expected heading into First Strike. The pickups of Food and Crashies from T1 have been worth their weight in gold, elevating an already good lineup into a true title contender. However, it’s been Kaboose that has really risen to the occasion recently, with the flexible duelist topping the ACS charts for his team in the First Strike qualifiers.

The pieces have really started to click on this roster at the perfect time. One only needs to look at their dominant 3-0 sweep of 100 Thieves to claim the #1 seed. It feels like Envy are a real contender to Sentinels’ crown

1. Sentinels

And now we’re here, at number one. It’s been pretty much undisputed for months now, but Sentinels are by in large the number one team in North American Valorant. Much like TSM, their mantra has been sticking together through thick and thin, and it has netted results. Their 83% win rate across 52 maps speaks volumes to their dominance.

Everything in the Sentinels roster just fits perfectly. Sinatraa is well on his way on becoming a two-game MVP with his incredible Valorant skills. Former Complexity CS:GO star SicK has also been a standout performer, and the team as a whole has the flexibility to dive into a deep strat book to surprise enemies. They’ve done the hard yards to get here, now it’s just a matter of going through the motions and claiming the title.

Sentinels to dominate First Strike NA

Sentinels are the best squad in North America heading into the First Strike Global Finals, but there’s always the chance of an upset. The gap is certainly closing between them and the likes of Envy, TSM, and 100 Thieves, and First Strike could be the breaking point.