System builder Overclockers UK and gaming chair brand noblechairs are on board as partners for the event, which will be streamed live from Leicester’s ESL Studio 1 on Saturday July 7th.
Jakub Racinowski, E-Commerce Marketing Manager at Overclockers UK, said: “As Overclockers UK is a home of the PC gaming enthusiasts and noblechairs chair is what every PC gaming enthusiast needs, we are extremely proud to support the inaugural UK Esports Awards and contribute towards the growth of esports in UK.”
UK Esports Awards co-founder Dominic Sacco added: “It’s brilliant to have such a well-esteemed brand on board with the awards. As an OCuK fan myself I’m especially looking forward to having them a part of the event.”
“We are extremely proud to support the inaugural UK Esports Awards and contribute towards the growth of esports in the UK”
Jakub Racinowski, Overclockers UK
Hundreds of nominations have been made since the awards were announced a few months back, and there are 16 categories recognising talent. Organisers will be sifting through the many nominations over the coming weeks in order to finalise the shortlists within each category.
The awards are a first in the UK and are specifically for those in the UK esports scene, or those who have worked in it over the past year.
Stay tuned over the coming months for further announcements including the judging panel, a list of those who are up for an award and more information on the night itself.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.