Esports Awards 2018. Who’s the Best in the Industry?
Esports have evolved from a passion for a limited group of people to a cultural phenomenon of our civilization. Like the Oscars in the cinema world and Game Awards in gaming, there are special Esports Awards – to honor the brightest personalities, best games, organizations, and events in the Esports industry.
In 2018, the Esports Awards were presented on November 12, in London. Winners were chosen through open voting on the official site. Here are the most significant nominations from this year’s ceremony.
Previously, the Stockholm International Esports AwardsPreviously, the Stockholm International Esports Awards had a professional jury choose the winners in most categories. had a professional jury choose the winners in most categories.
PC Player of the Year
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – Natus Vincere, CS:GO
This guy has reached the highest levels of mastery in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Many consider s1mple as the most all-round CS:GO player, with exceptional performance in any position. His team, Na’Vi is second in the global list of CS:GO teams.
The latest achievement of s1mple and his teammates is first place at Blast Pro Series in Copenhagen 2018.
Esports Team of the Year
Giving such a reward to this Danish team is a logical consequence of their exceptional performance on the professional CS:GO Esports scene this year. Astralis won Faceit Major in London, Blast Pro Series in Istanbul, Intel Extreme Masters in Chicago, and some other quite significant events.
Many industry specialists use the term “Astralis era”, praising the unique playing style of these guys and their ability to move forward and to reach their goals.
Organization of the Year
The family of Cloud9 unites Esports teams from many different game titles, such as CS:GO, Dota 2, Hearthstone, HOTS, Overwatch, and others. Cloud9 CS:GO team won ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018.
Breakthrough Game of the Year
This game is the current obsession of the gaming community. The same happened earlier with other titles, such as Pokémon Go, when suddenly everyone around plays it and talks about it.
Now, it’s hard to meet a gamer who has never tried Fornite and doesn’t have their opinion on its Battle Royale mode.
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Game of the Year
Shooting games are at the peak of popularity among Esports disciplines, and this year, Overwatch has beaten all the competitors. It’s a fun team-based shooter, with many heroes of different classes, fantastic weapons, and colorful locations.
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Streaming Platform of the Year
In the world of modern gaming, no one can compete with Twitch in the area of streaming services. Many Esports events organize Live Streams through Twitch.
Publisher of the Year
The events of Blizzard can’t compete with the enormous scale of The International, but still, this company provides the community with so many excellent games and organizes really decent Esports tournaments in such disciplines as Hearthstone, HOTS, StarCraft II, and Overwatch.
Hardware Provider of the Year
In 2018, gamers got the newest super powerful graphics cards from Nvidia – GeForce RTX 20-series. They move the beauty of game worlds to the highest ever level.
In such a whirling and ever-changing area as Esports, it’s nice to pay tribute to remarkable milestones. But looking into the future is even more important here – to not miss new trends and fresh powerful sensations.
For example, we can expect to see the Dota 2 card game Artifact among the titles doing well at the next ceremony, Esports Awards 2019.