Team Secret, ODPixel Nominated For Esports Awards 2020


Team Secret, ODPixel Nominated For Esports Awards 2020

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Team Secret makes it to the finals of 'Esports Team of the Year' at the Esports Awards 2020.
  • Team Secret's coach Heen and players Nisha and MATUMBAMAN are nominated for 'Esports Coach of the Year' and 'Esports PC Player of the Year' respectively.
  • Other on air talents include ODPixel, Fogged and Sheever who have been nominated in different categories.

The fifth iteration of the Esports Awards has finally revealed the nominations in various industry categories that include Creative, Pro, On-Air Talent and the Community. Dota 2’s talent and players have made it to the finals in the professional and on-air talent categories with Team Secret taking the spotlight. 

Team Secret Represent Dota 2 at the Esports Awards 2020 

Team Secret is representing Dota 2 in three categories at the Esports Awards 2020 which are:

  1.    Esports Team of the Year
  2.    Esports Coach of the Year: Heen
  3.    Esports PC Player of the Year: Nisha, Matumbaman

Team Secret has been indomitable for the last 6 months as they have won every single tournament they have played. They recently secured their eighth consecutive 3-0 grand finals tournament win at the OGA Dota PIT Season 3: Europe/CIS. So, their nomination at the Esports Awards 2020 is no surprise to any Dota 2 fan.

RELATED:  Opinion: Team Secret’s Winning Streak Has Changed Dota 2

While the whole team has looked spectacular throughout this prosperous phase, Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen and Michał "Nisha" Jankowski have been nominated for the best Esports PC player of the Year. Nisha is one of the best and most versatile mid players in the pro Dota 2 scene right now and a big reason why Team Secret never loses the laning phase. MATUMBAMAN has evolved into a master tier carry player with Team Secret and looks like he has been able to explore his real potential and gameplay with this team.

Caster and Host Nominations For Dota 2 Talent

Dota 2 casters and analysts have also found themselves in the finals of the awards. Owen "ODPixel" Davies, known for this energetic casting, has been nominated for the Esports Caster Of The Year (Play By Play). His general partner while casting Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas, who is also a great analyst, has made it to the finals of two awards, Esports Analyst Of The Year and Esports Caster Of The Year (Colour). The caster duo of ODPixel and Fogged is one of the most enjoyed by the Dota 2 fans. 

Another veteran of the Dota 2 on-air talent, host Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden is the finalist of Esports Host Of The Year. She is one of the most loved personalities by the Dota 2 fraternity. Her comeback into the professional scene after a courageous battle with cancer also serves as an inspiration to many.

RELATED:  Sheever Reveals that she is Cancer-Free

Dota 2 ,as a game, has been nominated in the Esports Game of the Year in association with Koyo. The Dota 2 International documentary series Truesight’s TI9 version has also made it to the finals in the Esports Creative Piece of the Year.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, an offline live event will not be possible this year. But all of you can vote for your favourite game and players here.

Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.