A host of top talent in the UK esports scene was recognised this evening at the ESL studio in Leicester.
The inaugural UK Esports Awards Powered by G FUEL saw 15 awards handed out to talent in a mix of categories, from Player of the Year to Admin of the Year, Backstage Hero and many more.
You made almost 1,000 nominations earlier this year, and an independent panel of seven judges selected the eventual
An independent judging panel of seven chose the winners. The panel was announced after the winners had been selected, and the judges didn’t know who the other judges were until after they placed their votes.
The judges are Ryan Hart, Rams “R2K” Singh, Tom “Tridd” Underwood, Joe “Munchables” Fenny, Tom “Gumpster” Gumbleton, Alexander “Raven” Baguley and Graham “Messioso” Pitt.
Here are the full list of winners:
- Reporter of the Year: Michael “Duck” Moriarty and Mike Kent (joint winners due to the judging voting ending in a tie)
- Service Provider of the Year: FaceIT
- Backstage Hero: Jessica “Mintopia” Smith
- Admin of the Year: Michael “Cynil” Parsons
- Photographer of the Year: Joe Brady
- Videographer of the Year: Rhys Rasmussen
- Caster of the Year: Dan Gaskin
- Presenter of the Year: Frankie Ward
- Streamer of the Year: Craig “onscreen” Shannon
- Tournament of the Year: ESL Premiership
- Manager of the Year: Kalvin “KalKal” Chung
- Player of the Year: Owen “smooya” Butterfield
- Team/Organisation of the Year: exceL Esports
Memes and Dreams
- Banter of the Year/Wooden Spoon: Dan Gaskin & Darroch Brown (for their use of the ‘banter bell’ in the Hearthstone Prem)
- Wooden Spoon 2: Liam “Doopz” Whitehead (for finishing second in nine epicLANs – or 11 if you include CoD4 tournaments – and being voted second for the Wooden Spoon by the judges)
Finally, thank you to all our partners who have helped to make the UK Esports Awards Powered by G FUEL happen!
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.