Caedrel named Esports Analyst of the Year at 2021 Esports Awards, other finalists included UK talent and companies, with Odee, KalKal and more on the judging panel

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The 2021 Esports Awards winners have been announced, and the UK’s LEC caster and former League of Legends pro player Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont has won Esports Analyst of the Year.

Finalists included a host of other UK talent. UK coaches up for awards included Mac and MarkyB, colour casters Vedius and Johnnyboi_i, and play-by-play casters Machine, ODPixel and Pansy were also up for awards.

This year’s nominees with UK offices included the likes of Dexerto, Hitmarker, The Story Mob, Hitmarker, Blast, Faceit and more. France-based Prodigy Agency also has UK-based talent manager Crane working for them.

British journalists nominated for Esports Journalist of the Year included Richard Lewis and Adam Fitch, with Kevin Hitt of the Esports Observer picking up the award.

The final ceremony took place on November 20th at Esports Stadium Arlington.

Key moments from the evening included Lexus showcasing the Gamers’ IS, a one-of-a-kind vehicle designed by and for gamers, and digital appearances from Jürgen Klopp, Luke Combs and Steve Aoki. As well as this, money was raised across the event for Make-A-Wish, with the Truman Factory announcing they were donating $10,000 towards the cause. 

Caedrel – who recently addressed rumours he was considering moving into a coaching role – won Esports Analyst of the Year

The main Esports Awards judging panel can be found here, as well as the creative panel and collegiate panel, with a host of well-known names including UK talent.

British esports host Alan Brice was vice chair of the panel, Rektglobal chief gaming officer Michael O’Dell was also on the panel, as was journalist Richard Lewis.

On the creative panel was Kalvin ‘KalKal’ Chung, co-founder of UK org MNM Gaming, and on the collegiate panel was Twitch’s Mark ‘Garvey’ Candella among others.

All awards except for the Panel’s Choice Award were open to community vote, with the community accounting for 25% of the overall vote and the Panel makes up 75% of the vote.

“As we conclude our sixth year I think it’s important to sit back and recognise just how far the esports industry has grown and the increased innovation and dedication we see year after year,” said Michael Ashford, CEO, Esports Awards.

“I am so thrilled that we were able to return to a live event and give our winners the opportunity to be celebrated in true style. At the Esports Awards we pride ourselves on creating a lasting legacy and this year’s event has certainly been one for the history books.”

Here’s the list of 2021 Esports Awards industry nominees and winners highlighted in bold:

Esports Apparel of the Year

  • 100 Thieves
  • Team Liquid
  • G2 Esports
  • Cloud9
  • FaZe Clan
  • Ateyo
  • Fnatic
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Fallen Store
  • Team Vitality

Esports Content Creator of the Year

  • HECZ
  • LS
  • Ashley Kang
  • Thorin
  • Macie Jay
  • UpUpDownDown
  • BananaSlamJamma (BSJ)
  • Musty
  • Sunless Khan
  • iFerg
  • Coconut Brah
  • NadeKing 

Esports Mobile Game of the Year

  • PUBG Mobile 
  • Free Fire
  • Brawl Stars
  • Clash Royale
  • LoL Wild Rift
  • CoD Mobile
  • Arena of Valor
  • Mobile Legends

Esports Personality of the Year

  • HECZ
  • Ocelote
  • Sjokz
  • Nobru
  • Nadeshot
  • FalleN
  • Interro
  • Perkz
  • Goldenboy
  • Baiano
  • JohnnyBoi_i

Streamer of the Year

  • Valkyrae
  • XQC
  • MortaL
  • Ludwig
  • Nickmercs
  • TheGrefg
  • LOUD Coringa
  • Summit1G
  • Dr Disrespect
  • Ibai
  • Shroud
  • CouRage

Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year

  • Riot Games
  • ESL Gaming
  • Nerd Street Gamers
  • Psyonix
  • Esports Engine
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Beyond the Summit
  • BLAST Premier
  • Garena
  • FACEIT

Esports Commercial Partner of the Year

  • Intel
  • Red Bull
  • BMW
  • State Farm
  • Logitech G
  • Mountain Dew
  • HyperX
  • Alienware
  • Verizon
  • FTX
  • Cash App
  • KITKAT

Esports Hardware Provider of the Year

  • Logitech G
  • Razer
  • Elgato
  • HyperX
  • NVIDIA
  • Intel
  • AMD
  • Alienware
  • Secretlab
  • Corsair
  • SteelSeries
  • ASUS ROG 

Esports Supporting Service of the Year

  • ESG LAW
  • Paper Crowns
  • Aftershock Media Group
  • Hitmarker
  • Discord
  • The Story Mob
  • ESEA
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Character Select Agency
  • Prodigy Agency
  • Mobalytics

Esports Coverage Platform of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative

  • Dexerto
  • The Esports Observer
  • Esports Insider
  • Dot Esports
  • HLTV.org
  • Liquipedia
  • Esportmaníacos
  • Inven Global
  • SiegeGG
  • Upcomer

Esports Game of the Year in association with The Koyo Store

  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • Free Fire
  • CS:GO
  • Call of Duty
  • Rocket League
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Overwatch

Esports Journalist of the Year

  • Jacob Wolf
  • Richard Lewis
  • Adam Fitch
  • Ashley Kang
  • FionnOnFire
  • Kevin Hitt
  • Liz Richardson
  • Wasif Ahmed
  • Pablo ‘Bloop’ Suárez
  • H.B. Duran

Esports Publisher of the Year

  • Riot Games
  • Tencent
  • Garena
  • Ubisoft
  • Psyonix
  • EA
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Epic Games
  • Valve

Esports Content Series of the Year

  • The Process – OpTic Gaming
  • G2 Voicecomms
  • TSM: Legends
  • Lore // Valorant
  • Metagame Documentary
  • The Eavesdrop Podcast
  • Fight for First: EXCEL ESPORTS
  • Dota: Dragon’s Blood
  • Liquid Origins | Driven by Honda

Esports Cosplay of the Year

  • Sneaky
  • Glory Lamothe
  • Peyton Cosplay
  • Willow Creative
  • Kinpatsu Cosplay
  • LittleJem
  • Skydaddi
  • FusRoFran 

Esports Creative of the Year

  • Thorsten Denk
  • Liquid Enigma
  • Aaron Create
  • SesoHQ
  • Euller Araujo
  • Gabriel Ruiz
  • Karina Ziminaite
  • Caroline Parker-Stark
  • Danny Lopez
  • Robert Rogers

Esports Creative Piece of the Year

  • Introducing Team Liquid Valorant
  • FaZe Clan Enters Rocket League
  • LEC Anime Teaser
  • No Clue | adidas Partners with G2 Esports
  • Metagame Documentary 
  • LEC: Reckless with my heart
  • Introducing Your LA Thieves
  • LPL Spring Split 2021 | Break The Silence
  • Segue o Fluxo| Nobru and Cerol introduce the new LBFF Team

Esports Creative Team of the Year

  • WePlay
  • Paper Crowns
  • AOE Creative
  • 100 Thieves
  • G2 Esports
  • 1UP Studios
  • StreamSpell
  • Alex Productions
  • Getrekt Labs

Esports Video Production Team of the Year

  • G2 Esports
  • 100 Thieves
  • TSM FTX
  • Yung Eldr
  • OpTic Gaming
  • 1UP Studios
  • FaZe Clan
  • Metagame Documentary Team
  • Loud
  • Fluxo

Esports Coach of the Year in partnership with Expedia

  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • James “Mac” MacCormack
  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Gorodenskyi
  • Dyjair “Mity” Soares
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun
  • Arthur “TchubZ” Martins
  • Emiliano “Sizz” Benny
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
  • Byung-chul “Moon” Moon
  • Mark “MarkyB” Bryceland

Esports Controller Player of the Year in partnership with SCUF

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Justin “jstn.” Morales
  • Eric “Snip3down” Wrona
  • Tyler “aBeZy” Pharris 
  • Joseph “Mang0” Marquez
  • Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez
  • Jack “JBM” Mascone
  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey
  • Victor “Fairy Peak!” Locquet

Esports Controller Rookie of the Year in partnership with SCUF

  • Jamie “Insight” Craven
  • Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez
  • Raúl “DmentZa” Palazuelos
  • Eli “Standy” Bentz
  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez
  • Marc “MaRc_By_8.” Domingo
  • Andres “dreaz” Jordan

Esports Mobile Player of the Year

  • Zhu “paraboy” Bocheng
  • Mohamed “Mohamed Light” Tarek
  • Gabriel “Syaz” Vasconcelos
  • Mustafa “SkYRiiKZz” Ibrahim
  • Karl Gabriel “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno
  • Jash “Learn” Shah
  • Piyapon “TheCruz” Boonchuay
  • Brian “Tectonic” Michel
  • Lucas “LucasXGamer” Vinícius Batista Rocha
  • Cauan “Cauan7” da Silva

Esports Organisation of the Year

  • LOUD
  • 100 Thieves
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • FaZe Clan
  • NRG
  • TSM FTX
  • Fnatic
  • Cloud9
  • T1
  • Envy
  • OverActive Media

Esports PC Player of the Year

  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Luccas “Paluh”  Vinicius Molina
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • Wang “Ame” Chunyu
  • Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang
  • Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov
  • Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin
  • Jae-Won “LIP” Lee

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

  • Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki
  • Javier “Elyoya” Prades Batalla
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
  • Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin
  • Adam “Adam” Maanane
  • Valeriy “B1T” Vakhovskiy
  • Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov
  • Se-hyun “Pelican” Oh
  • Robin “Robinsongz” Sung

Esports Team of the Year in association with Secretlab

  • Atlanta FaZe (CDL)
  • The General NRG (Rocket League)
  • Natus Vincere (NAVI) (CS:GO)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (Rainbow 6)
  • DWG KIA (League of Legends)
  • PSG.LGD (Dota 2)
  • MAD Lions (LoL)
  • Gambit Esports (VALORANT)
  • Shanghai Dragons (Overwatch)
  • Sentinels (VALORANT)

Esports Analyst of the Year

  • Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler
  • Emily Rand
  • Jacob “Pimp” Winneche
  • Jess ‘JessGOAT’ Bolden
  • Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont
  • Kyle “melonzz” Freedman
  • Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson
  • Sean “sgares” Gares
  • Jason “moses” O’Toole

Esports Colour Caster of the Year

  • Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill 
  • Mohan “launders” Govindasamy
  • Michael “KiXSTAr” Stockley 
  • Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson
  • Thomas “Chance” Ashworth
  • Andrew “Vedius” Day
  • Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler
  • John “Johnnyboi_i” MacDonald
  • Stephen “Sajam” Lyon

Esports Host of the Year

  • Eefje ‘sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Soe Gschwind
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
  • Ana Paula ‘Ana Xisdê’ Cardoso
  • Loviel “Velly” Cardwell
  • Tres “stunna” Saranthus
  • Brody “Liefx” Moore
  • Ghassan “MiloshTheMedic” Finge
  • Caleb “WavePunk” Simmons
  • Chris “Puckett” Puckett

Esports Play by Play Caster of the Year

  • Parker “Interro” Mackay
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Miles Ross
  • Trevor “Quickshot” Henry
  • Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines
  • Mitch “Uber” Leslie
  • Callum “Shogun” Keir
  • Owen “ODPixel” Davies
  • Lauren “Pansy” Scott
  • BrunoClash

Esports Collegiate Program of the Year

  • Northwood University
  • Boise State University
  • Maryville University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • University of Hawai’i
  • Buckeye Gaming Collective – Ohio State University
  • Longhorn Gaming – University of Texas at Austin
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Illini Esports – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Winthrop University

Esports Collegiate Ambassador of the Year

  • Dr. Chris “Doc” Haskell
  • Adam Antor
  • Chris Turner
  • Ariane Lim
  • Ryan Johnson

Panel’s Choice Award

  • Jas “Fizzi” Laferriere

Esports Photo of the Year

  • Eric Ananmalay 

Esports Play of the Year

  • Virtue
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