Esports Awards 2020: Pro & On-Air finalists, categories, more - Dexerto

Esports Awards 2020: Pro & On-Air finalists, categories, more

Published: 1/Oct/2020 2:58

by Theo Salaun


The finalists for the 2020 Esports Awards’ Pro and On-Air categories have finally been announced, representing a variety of coaches, players, casters, and teams across all of esports.

The 2020 Esports Awards’ finalists are regularly being announced for each category as voting opens up to the public. With every category’s nominees shaping up, things will soon move forward and voting will shift to the awards’ panel in anticipation of what remains an undecided date for the eventual show. 


Thus far, we’ve already included the finalists for the Community and Industry awards.

Now we look toward esports with finalists among professional players, coaches, and teams as well as the casters and hosts who help broadcast their talents. 


On-air talent finalists for the 2020 Esports Awards are:

Esports Caster of the Year (Colour)

  • Merk
  • LS
  • Chance
  • HenryG
  • Froskurinn
  • Moses
  • Kixstar
  • Vedius
  • Launders
  • Fogged

esports award color caster

Esports Caster of the Year (Play by Play)

  • Uber
  • Quickshot
  • Anders
  • Maven
  • Drakos
  • Semmler
  • Captain Flowers
  • Ibai
  • Odpixel

esports award play by play

Esports Host of the Year

  • Ana Xisde
  • Machine
  • Sheever
  • Goldenboy
  • Chris Puckett
  • Frankie Ward
  • Soe Gschwind
  • Sjokz
  • Lottie Van-Praag
  • Dash

esports award host

Esports Analyst of the Year

  • Spunj
  • Fogged
  • Pimp
  • LS
  • Nameless
  • Velly
  • Froskurinn
  • Wolf
  • Reinforce

esports award analyst

Pro finalists for the 2020 Esports Awards are:

Esports Coach of the Year

  • Zews
  • Grabbz
  • Heen
  • Lycan
  • Rambo
  • Crusty
  • Chrome
  • Tow B
  • Zefa
  • BSYY

esports award coach

Esports Console Player of the Year

  • Clayster
  • Crimsix
  • Fairy Peak
  • Shotzzy
  • Sypical
  • Msdossary
  • Tekkz
  • JKnaps

esports award console

Esports Console Rookie of the Year

  • Shotzzy
  • iLLeY
  • Firstkiller
  • Joreuz
  • Zezinho
  • Owakening

esports award console rookie

Esports Mobile Player of the Year

  • Fly
  • Mortal
  • Surgical Goblin
  • Luxxy
  • Iferg
  • Nobru
  • Zuxxy

esports award mobile

Esports Organisation of the Year

  • G2 Esports
  • Envy
  • 100 Thieves
  • NRG
  • Cloud9
  • TSM
  • Team Liquid
  • Spacestation 

esports award org

Esports PC Player of the Year

  • Zywoo
  • Striker
  • Nisha
  • Sinatraa
  • Knight
  • Rampy
  • Bugha
  • Canadian
  • Caps
  • Matumbaman
  • David Tonizza
  • Benjyfishy

esports award pc player

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

  • Sinatraa
  • Keria
  • Wardell
  • Spica
  • Tactical
  • Fultz

esports award pc rookie

Esports Team of the Year

  • Top Esports (League of Legends)
  • Team Secret (DOTA 2)
  • G2 Esports (League of Legends)
  • Spacestation Gaming (Rocket League)
  • Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch)
  • Damwon Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Spacestation Gaming (Rainbow Six Siege)
  • Team Vitality (CS:GO)
  • Dallas Empire (Call of Duty)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)

esports award team

It’s a stacked cast of nominees for the awards this year, with some people and organizations being so reputable that they are already nominated for multiple awards. G2 Esports is one such example, with representation across four categories, while a player like the Call of Duty League and Dallas Empire’s Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas, is up for both rookie and console player of the year awards. 

To vote on the awards, visit the Esports Awards website where you have until November 8 for the community, industry, and creative awards, and an undetermined date for the pro and on-air talent awards.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.