I didn't get invited to the esports industry awards. Probably going to stop working in the field now due to massive disappointment— Joe Miller (@Joe_Miller) November 14, 2017
The ESL employee then went on to discuss the lack of independence in the awards, claiming that we should "give a shit" only when they become so. He concluded by saying that he was not trying to detract from the winners of the awards but that people should keep in mind who is "behind these things".
BTW, videographer of the year was missing so many people. Not even funny how much talent is in that field in esports— Joe Miller (@Joe_Miller) November 14, 2017
Another veteran of the scene, Scott 'SirScoots' Smith was quick to point out that other awards such as ESL's "Hall of Fame" has the exact same issues, but Miller continues to say that independent awards would still be a great addition. SirScoots then points out that almost no awards for any industry is independent of the industry itself. This is true for everything from science to film. However, Miller maintains his stance that an independent award ceremony would be a welcome addition.
BTW, first time we have actually independant esports awards, we should give a shit. Not taking away from the people who won, but don't forget who are behind these things.— Joe Miller (@Joe_Miller) November 14, 2017
Its absolutely fine for what it is, just as these are. But independant awards would be great no?— Joe Miller (@Joe_Miller) November 14, 2017
You can find all the winners of the various categories at the Esports Industry Awards here. -
So? I didn't give examples, merely stated that independant awards would be great. Or what am I missing here?— Joe Miller (@Joe_Miller) November 14, 2017