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First eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

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eSports will have its moment on the red carpet with the first ever "eSports Industry Awards" in November this year. The eSports Awards honour the best team, streaming platform, video game, and publisher, to name but a few of the categories. The inaugural ceremony takes place on Monday 21st November at the Brewery, London.  TV presenter, Julia Hardy and the Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury, will host the event with over 600 industry leaders in attendance.

Here are the finalists for the first round of categories, as per press release.

Best eSports Coverage Website 2016

  • GosuGamers
  • HLTV.org
  • Dexerto
  • ESPN
  • PC Gamer
  • Aftonbladet E-sport
  • Yahoo Esports
  • Red Bull eSports
  • The Score eSports
  • The Daily Dot
  • Team Liquid
  • The eSports Observer
  • Slingshot eSports

Best Hardware Provider

  • Intel
  • SteelSeries
  • BenQ
  • Creative
  • Logitech G
  • Plantronics Gaming
  • Astro Gaming
  • Scuf Gaming
  • AMD
  • Asus ROG
  • MSI
  • Razer
  • HyperX
  • Alienware
  • HP
  • Acer

Best Streaming Platform

  • Twitch
  • YouTube
  • Azubu
  • MLG.tv
  • Hitbox

eSports Commercial Partner of the Year

  • G2A
  • Newegg
  • Intel
  • Turtle Beach Europe
  • AlphaDraft
  • HTC
  • Monster
  • DXRacer
  • Red Bull
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev

eSports Game of the Year

  • CS:GO - Valve
  • League of Legends - Riot Games
  • Dota 2 - Valve
  • StarCraft II - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Call of Duty - Activision
  • Smite - Hi-Rez Studios
  • Halo - Microsoft
  • Heroes of the Storm - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Rocket League - Psyonix
  • Super Smash Bros - Nintendo
  • Street Fighter V - Capcom

eSports Journalist of the Year

  • Richard Lewis
  • Duncan Shields
  • Jacob Wolf
  • Tyler Erzberger
  • Chris Higgins
  • Philippa Warr
  • Chris Thursten

eSports Photographer of the Year

  • Joe Brady
  • Stephanie Lindgren
  • Helena Kristiansson
  • Robert Paul
  • Adela Sznajder

eSports Publisher of the Year

  • Valve Corporation
  • Activision
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Ubisoft
  • EA
  • Microsoft
  • Capcom
  • Nintendo
  • Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Codemasters
  • Psyonix
  • Riot Games

New eSports Game of the Year

  • Rocket League - Psyonix
  • Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Vainglory - Super Evil Megacorp
  • Street Fighter V - Capcom
  • FIFA 16

Streamer of the Year

  • Spencer FC
  • Steel
  • Lirik
  • Ali A
  • KSI
  • PhantomL0rd
  • Sodapoppin
  • Michael "Imaqtpie" Santana

Who would you vote for? Overwatch would get my new eSports game award, with CS: GO taking the title of eSports game of the year.

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