The Game Awards 2023: All Esports Nominations, How To Vote & More
The Game Awards is one of the most anticipated ceremonies in the industry and is often called the "Oscars of gaming" by some. The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the achievements in the video game industry. Established in 2014, the shows are produced and hosted by game journalist Geoff Keighley.
What's interesting is that the ceremony is a mix of awards show and a preview event, giving fans an insight and sneak peek into the trailers and announcements of upcoming game titles.
On 13th November, Keighley announced the nominees for The Game Awards 2023 categories. The award ceremony will take place on 7th December at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, the US.
Here are all the nominees under the esports categories at The Game Awards 2023.
The Game Awards 2023 Nominees for Esports
The tenth annual Game Awards are less than a month away and as a result Geoff Keighley finally announced the nominees for 2023, flagging off the voting process.
In a year filled with such great games and spectacles, the competition looks fierce. There are a total of 31 categories this year, of which five are esports-related.
Here are the nominees for all esports-related categories at The Game Awards 2023:
Best Esports Game
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Counter-Strike 2 (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
PUBG Mobile (LightSpeed Studios/Tencent Games)
Valorant (Riot Games)
Best Esports Athlete
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)
Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS:GO)
Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant)
Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)
Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends)
Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends)
Best Esports Team
Evil Geniuses (Valorant)
Gaimin Gladiators (Dota 2)
JD Gaming (League of Legends)
Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)
Best Esports Coach
Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses: Valorant)
Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons: Counter-Strike)
Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem: Overwatch)
Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (Team Vitality: Counter-Strike)
Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming: League of Legends)
Best Esports Event
League of Legends World Championship 2023
Blast.tv Paris Major 2023
The International Dota 2 Championships 2023
Valorant Champions 2023
The Game Awards 2023: How To Vote?
The winners of each category are determined by a blended vote between the voting jury (90%) and public fan voting (10%). This is because creating a 100% fan vote presents several challenges. The Game Awards said, "In addition, it is important that winners cannot be “socially engineered” in any way. We find that a blended vote is the most credible and authentic way to select winners."
Keep in mind that the fan voting closes on 6th December (Wednesday) at 6 pm PT.