League of Legends, Team Secret and G2 win big at eSports awards. The annual Esports Awards has come to and end with the best the industry has to give to celebrate in a virtual gathering. There were a lot of well-deserved winners, but it was G2 Esports, Team Secret and League of Legends that earned the biggest honours.
The biggest winner on the night was Riot Games and League of Legends, with four awards going to the esports activations from the company. Riot took home the Esports Publisher of the Year award and League of Legends took the Esports Game of the Year award. The League of Legends European Championship content team won the Esports Content Team of the Year award and the LoL season opening was named as the Esports Creative Piece of the Year.
The other big multi-award winner was the Team Secret organisation, and specifically, the organization’s flagship Dota 2 team that dominated the pro scene over the past year. Michał “Nisha” Jankowski was named the PC Player of the Year, Lee “Heen” Seung Gon was named as Coach of the Year. The entire Dota 2 roster was named as Team of the Year. Not bad considering the Dota 2 scene has effectively been on hold since the pandemic hit earlier in the year.
The other major winner was the company G2 Esports. It was named Organization of the Year, one of the most coveted and highly contended awards at the event, while G2 founder and CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago received the Esports Personality of the Year award.
“It has been a milestone year, not just for the Esports Awards, but for the esports industry,” said Michael Ashford, Managing Director, Esports Awards. “We have been faced with many challenges and hurdles as well as opportunities to showcase how resilient and talented our industry is. As we conclude our fifth year with more votes, more viewership, and more mainstream partners than ever before I am pleased that we were able to put together an ambitious virtual event to celebrate those who have really made a difference and continued to push our industry forward.”
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