The Game Awards 2023 esports titles nominees


The Game Awards 2023: All Esports Nominations, How To Vote & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry.
The tenth annual Game Awards is just a month away and host and creator Geoff Keighley announced the nominees for 2023.
Here are all the nominees under the esports categories at The Game Awards 2023.

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)

  • Fnatic (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

  • Paris Major 2023 

  • EVO 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."

Fans can vote for their favorite games and athletes on and on the official Discord server. In China, fans can vote on the winners via Bilibili, WeChat, and other platforms.

Keep in mind that the fan voting closes on 6th December (Wednesday) at 6 pm PT.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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