eSports Industry Awards 2016 finalists announced

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The initial set of finalists for the eSports Industry Awards 2016 – taking place Monday 21st November at the Brewery, London – have been announced.

Hosted by games industry commentator and presenter Julia Hardy and the Gadget Show's Jason Bradbury, over 600 of the industry's leading figures will gatherto celebrate achievements and network with each other – and the event will be streamed to the world live on the night.

Finalists for the first round of categories are:

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

These may be added to in the coming months as seasons and events unfold.

Finalists in the remaining categories - 2016 Broadcaster of the Year, Best Live Event 2016, Console Player of the Year, eSports Personality of the Year, eSports Rookie of the Year, eSports Team of the Year, PC Player of the Year, UK eSports Player of the Year – will be announced later in the year, to allow for later seasons and tournaments to play out.

An international judging panel consisting of respected professionals from a cross section of the eSports industry including ex-players, media and broadcasters will then determine the overall winners, with some being open to public voting later in the year. More details on this will follow.

The eSports Industry Awards 2016 has already received the backing of Now TV, Twitch and Gfinity.

If you are interested in partnering with the event contact Conor.Tallon@esportsindustryawards.com.

For any other information contactandrew.wooden@esportsindustryawards.com.

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