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Esports Awards 2020: categories, finalists, more

Published: 23/Jul/2020 23:42 Updated: 23/Jul/2020 23:52

by Alan Bernal

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The 2020 Esports Awards nominees and categories have been announced, with incredible talent and industry veterans from the competitive gaming world selected to be in the runnings for the show’s sixth edition.

Since 2015, the Esports Awards has been “dedicated to showcasing top class performance and innovation from, amongst others, the players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events and personalities within the scene.”

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Since the industry has grown from an emerging sector of niche entertainment to the giant it is now – a staple of entertainment for millions of people around the world – the Esports Awards recognizes those who have done outstanding work to further develop the landscape.

From the players on the stage to the workers covering all of the action, the ceremony has been a momentous occasion for esports.

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Take a look at the nominee’s for the Awards’ biggest categories below:

Streamer of the Year

  • Dr Lupo
  • Summit1G
  • Ibai
  • Swagg
  • Pokimane
  • Gaules
  • CourageJD
  • Asmongold
  • TimTheTatman
  • xQc
  • Mortal
  • NICKMERCS

Esports Personality of the Year

  • Ocelote
  • Sjokz
  • HECZ
  • Goldenboy
  • Dr Lupo
  • Froskurinn
  • Nadeshot
  • Faker
  • Fallen

Esports Collegiate Award

  • Nace
  • Kevin Hoang
  • Nuel
  • Tespa
  • University of California, Irvine
  • College Carball
  • Tyrelle Appleton
  • Full Sail University

Esports Content Creator of the Year

  • Ashley Kang
  • HECZ
  • Esports Talk
  • Nadeshot
  • Musty
  • UpUpDownDown

Esports Mobile Game of the Year

  • PUBG Mobile
  • Free Fire
  • Brawl Stars
  • Clash Royale
  • COD Mobile
  • Mobile Legends
  • Clash of Clans
  • Arena of Valor

This article will be updated when the Esports Awards Spotlight Shows reveal the Industry, Creative, Pro and On-Air Talent categories in the following months.

Make sure to stay tuned to see who will be nominated for the rest of the categories and vote here to cast your ballot for who deserves recognition in the 2020 Esports Awards Show.

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es3tag reportedly leaving Astralis for new role on Cloud9 CSGO squad

Published: 15/Oct/2020 4:23 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 4:51

by Andrew Amos

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Danish CS:GO star Patrick “es3tag” Hansen has only been a part of Astralis for six months, but he’s already moving on from the squad’s ambitious 10-man project. He’s reportedly set to join Cloud9 as the organization rebuilds in Europe.

The Astralis 10-man project could be over before they even reached their lofty goals. The Danish organization went into 2020 with the plans of expanding their roster beyond just five in the server, building out a two-team core to constantly rotate through.

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This was seemingly brought on after long-term Astralis members went on break after a strenuous couple of years that saw them lift four Major titles.

es3tag holding Astralis jersey with Zonic
Astralis
es3tag is moving on from Astralis six months after signing.

Patrick “es3tag” Hansen was the first man brought on, but he could be the first major piece to leave. A new report from Danish website TV2 Sport states that Hansen is moving on to join the new Cloud9 colossus for 2021.

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es3tag joined Astralis properly in July 2020, but the move was announced months earlier during Flashpoint Season 1. He was the first part of Astralis’ 10-man puzzle, as the Danish squad looked to implement a new rotation system.

However, the project has seemingly fallen off the tracks. As veteran members like Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and Andreas “Xyp9x” Hojsleth return to the roster, the newer teammates like es3tag and Lucas “Bubzkji” Andersen have been back to riding the bench.

Jakob “JUGi” Hansen was also a part of the squad earlier in 2020, but left when Astralis onboarded Bubzkji. Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer was temporarily used as a substitute for es3tag as well before his contract with Heroic ran out.

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Cloud9 have announced four of the six pieces of their new CS:GO team after dropping their South African-NA hybrid roster in September.

Ricky “floppy” Kemery is the only player from the former ATK squad remaining, with Cloud9 picking up Alex “Alex” McMeekin, William “mezii” Merriman, and Ozgur “woxic” Eker. They will be coached by former 100 Thieves coach Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunovic.

Astralis, Cloud9, and es3tag are yet to publicly comment on the reports. We will let you know if the move happens.

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