The Esports Awards 2022: The Winners List

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The Esports Awards 2022: The Winners List

Here are all of the winners for this year's Esports Awards!


The highly anticipated event kicked off its spectacular awards show in beautiful Resorts World Las Vegas to celebrate this year's most notable achievements in the esports world.

The Esports Awards is an event that seeks to recognize excellence in the world of electronic sports. Within its legacy are the nominated players, organisations, suppliers and platforms that have all worked together to solidify esports' triumphs in the modern world. That isn't to say that the spotlight stays on the front stage, though. Also amongst its nominees are the hardworking broadcast companies and technological titans that have made these events possible behind the scenes. Sponsored by Lexus, 2022 was sure to host the greatest awards show yet.

In another recent awards show, The Game Awards 2022 crowned Valorant as this year's Best Esports Game, even beating the massively popular League of Legends.

Esports Controller Rookie of the Year

Recognizing the greatest talent that delivered the most in their first steps into the world of professional controller esports.

2022 Nominees

  • Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Williams
  • Enzo ‘Seikoo’ Grondein
  • Yan ‘yanxnz’ Xisto Nolasco
  • Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez
  • Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
  • Evan ‘M0nkey M00n’ Rogez
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
  • Derek ‘iDom’ Ruffin
  • Umut ‘Umut’ Gültekin
  • Noyan ‘Genburten’ Ozkose

Winner: Seikoo

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

Recognizing an esports professional making big strides for their entrance in the industry for PC competitions.

2022 Nominees

  • Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov
  • Felipe ‘Less’ Basso
  • Emir ‘Alfajer’ Beder
  • Joseph Joon “jojopyun” Pyun
  • Ammar ‘ATF’ Al-Assaf
  • Jacob ‘valyn’ Batio
  • William ‘Spoit’ Löfstedt
  • Kim ‘ZEST’ Hyun-Woo
  • Huang ‘Wayward’ Ren-Xing

Winner: Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov

 Esports Coach of the Year

Recognizing a coach that not only trained, but uplifted and enriched the competitive spirit of the team members under their care.

2022 Nominees

  • Robert ‘RobbaN’ Dahlström
  • Chet ‘Chet’ Singh
  • Erik ‘d00mbr0s’ Sandgren
  • Andrii ‘B1ad3’ Horodenskyi
  • Matthew ‘Satthew’ Ackermann
  • Zhang ‘xiao8’ Ning
  • Go ‘Score’ Dong-bin
  • Maxwell Alexander ‘Max Waldo’ Waldo
  • Diogo José ‘Jebuz’ Fernandes de Jésus
  • Théo ‘Mew’ Ponzoni

Winner: Andrii ‘B1ad3’ Horodenskyi

Esports Photograph of the Year

Recognizing the person who captured the moment that defines esports this year.

Winner: Colin Young-Wolff

Esports Publisher of the Year

Recognizing the company that develops and improves AAA game titles that house the big moments for the professional gaming scene.

2022 Nominees

  • Riot Games
  • Valve
  • Psyonix
  • Garena
  • Epic Games
  • Tencent
  • Ubisoft
  • PUBG Studios
  • EA

Winner: Riot Games

Esports Apparel of the Year

Recognizing the fashion company that helped fans all around the world wear their love for professional gaming

2022 Nominees

  • TSM
  • 100 Thieves
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Liquid
  • FlyQuest
  • G2 Esports
  • Cloud9
  • Fnatic
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team Vitality

Winner: 100 Thieves

Esports Collegiate Ambassador of the Year

Recognizing driven individuals that find a place in the industry despite the challenges of scholastic esports (and you know, college).

2022 Nominees

  • Kevin Hoang
  • Justin Banusing
  • Jack Fenton
  • Adam Antor
  • Sergio ‘Physix’ Brack
  • Daniel Clerke
  • Yugina Yun
  • Nyle Sky Kauweloa, PhD
  • Christine Fan
  • Ryan Johnson

Winner: Christine Fan

Esports Broadcast/Production Team of the Year

Recognizing the love and effort of global broadcast companies for bringing 2022's spectacular shows

2022 Nominees

  • Riot Games
  • Garena
  • Esports Engine
  • LVP
  • BLAST Premier
  • Beyond the Summit
  • PGL Esports
  • ESL Gaming
  • FACEIT

Winner: Riot Games

Esports Commercial Partner of the Year

Recognizing a distributor that supported the pro games scene by bringing the greatest esports moments to the masses.

2022 Nominees

  • Logitech
  • Red Bull
  • Intel
  • Verizon
  • Monster Energy
  • Gucci
  • Kit Kat
  • Nike

Winner: Verizon

Esports Creative Piece of the Year

Recognizing the imaginative audiovisual projects that sought to elevate esports to a whole new level

2022 Nominees

  • FATALE: Coming for the Crown
  • The Bellhop
  • WATCH US FOLLOW US
  • Become the Nightmare
  • Together We Rise
  • The Topfather
  • TOMORROW WE FIGHT
  • Immortals
  • Blast Premier Spring 2022 Posters

Winner: The Bellhop by Gucci Gaming Academy

Esports Journalist of the Year

Recognizing a reporter that provided the most important insights into the world of electronic sports.

2022 Nominees

  • Ashley Kang
  • Kevin Hitt
  • Chandy Teixeira
  • Richard Lewis
  • Adam Fitch
  • Jacob Wolf
  • Brieuc ‘LEC Wooloo’ Seeger
  • Antonio Yuste
  • Liz Richardson
  • George Geddes
  • Luis Mira
  • Cecilia D’Anastasio

Winner: Ashley Kang

Esports Content Creator of the Year

Kicking off the event's main ceremony, The Esports Awards 2022 recognized an independent creator that made their living in the massive world of esports.

2022 Nominees

  • Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez
  • Jared ‘SunlessKhan’ Zook
  • Ashley Kang
  • Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto
  • Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen
  • Brian ‘BananaSlamJamma’ Canavan
  • Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma
  • Mohan ‘Launders’ Govindasamy
  • Christian ‘IWDominate’ Rivera

Winner: Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma

Esports Game of the Year

Recognizing a game that delivered the absolute best experience in the esports genre.

2022 Nominees

  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • CS:GO
  • Rocket League
  • Dota 2
  • Free Fire
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite

Winner: Valorant

Esports Mobile Game of the Year

Recognizing a mobile game that took the incredible large world of esports and fit it the pockets of talented pro players.

2022 Nominees

  • Free Fire
    PUBG Mobile
    League of Legends: Wild Rift
    Pokemon Unite
    Arena of Valor
    Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
    Call of Duty: Mobile
    Brawl Stars

Winner: PUBG Mobile

Content Group of the Year

Recognizing a creator organization that gave casual fans their gateway into the esports industry.

2022 Nominees

  • 100 Thieves
  • FaZe Clan
  • OTK
  • G4TV
  • Tribo Gaules
  • OfflineTV
  • Full Squad Gaming
  • Team Summertime
  • S8ul Esports
  • LOUD

Winner: S8ul Esports

Esports PC Play of the Year

Recognizing a gaming highlight that stood above the rest for the Esports Play of the Year.

2022 Nominees

  • Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker
  • Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken
  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon
  • Andrey ‘Shao’ Kiprsky
  • Illya ‘Yatoro’ Mulyarchuk
  • Zhang ‘Faith_bian’ Ruida
  • Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu
  • Jacob ‘HisWattson’ McMillin
  • Jaime ‘Cyber’ Ramos
  • Cho ‘Maru’ Seong-ju

Winner: Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken

Esports Cosplay of the Year

Giving props to the videogame fans that brought its brilliantly colorful characters to life.

2022 Nominees

  • LittleJem
  • Inastes_tear
  • Anaelic
  • Kinpatsu Cosplay
  • Har_Fie
  • Skydaddi
  • Peyton Cosplay
  • Romu
  • Anna Veber
  • Larissa Rochefort

Winner: Kinpatsu Cosplay

Esports Content Series of the Year

Recognizing a series that spread the word and kept the world updated on the current state of esports.

2022 Nominees

  • The Story Of… (theScore esports)
  • The Process – OpTic Gaming
  • T1 The Locker Room
  • G2 Voicecomms
  • The Eavesdrop Podcast
  • Backstory – Karmine Corp x Red Bull
  • OG — Road to the International
  • Players

Winner: Players

Esports Creative of the Year

Recognizing the right-brained talents that bass-boosted the best parts of the industry.

2022 Nominees

  • Caroline Parker-Stark
  • Roma Bib
  • Tiago ‘Liquid Enigma’ Paixao
  • Euller Araujo
  • Gregory ‘SesoHQ’ Ortiz
  • Ella Pravetz
  • Jay Braga
  • Christian Skimmeland

Winner: Christian Skimmeland

Esports Colour Caster of the Year

Recognizing a commentator that provides informative predictions while pumping up the hype in our esports tournaments

2022 Nominees

  • Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill
  • Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day
  • Michael ‘hypoc’ Robins
  • Isaac ‘Azael’ Cummings-Bentley
  • Matt ‘Mr X’ Morello
  • Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen
  • Andy ‘Bravo’ Dudynsky
  • Thomas ‘Chance’ Ashworth
  • James ‘Jamesbot’ Villar
  • Trent ‘TrentPax’ MacKenzie
  • Daniel Ray ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski

Winner: Andy ‘Bravo’ Dudynsky

Esports Play By Play Caster of the Year

Recognizing a caster that took the audience through high-paced tournament moments this year.

2022 Nominees

  • Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott
  • Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
  • BrunoClash
  • Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines
  • Miles Ross
  • Victoria ‘VikkiKitty’ Perez
  • Parker ‘INTERRO’ Mackay
  • Mark ‘Onset’ Hatcher
  • Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie
  • Joey ‘Jorby’ Ahrens
  • Owen ‘ODPixel’ Davies

Winner: Lauren ‘Pansy’ Scott

Esports Host of the Year

Recognizing a respected commentator that welcomes newcomers and leads the momentum of major esports events.

2022 Nominees

  • Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
  • James ‘Dash’ Patterson
  • Caleb ‘WavePunk’ Simmons
  • Lottie Van-Praag
  • Yinsu ‘Yinsu’ Collins
  • Ana Paula ‘Ana Xisdê’ Cardoso
  • James Banks
  • Freya ‘Freya’ Spiers
  • Jorien ‘Sheever’ van der Heijden

Winner: James ‘Dash’ Patterson

Lifetime Achievement Class of 2022

Recognizing a team that contributed to their community and gave their all to passionately forge the esports scene.

  • Dennis ‘Thresh’ Fong
  • Emil ‘Heaton’ Christensen
  • Daniel ‘OGRE1’ Ryan
  • Tom ‘OGRE2’ Ryan
  • Morgan Romine
  • Alexander Garfield
  • Jason Lake

Esports Mobile Player of the Year

Recognizing the pioneer that won the best mobile game plays for esports this 2022.

2022 Nominees

  • Ceng ‘Order’ Zehai
  • Luan ‘Lost’ Souza
  • An ‘Long’ Xulong
  • Mohamed ‘Mohamed Light’ Tarek
  • Cauan ‘Cauan7’ da Silva
  • Sitetampo’
  • Eman ‘EMANN’ Sangco

Winner: Ceng ‘Order’ Zehai

Esports Team of the Year

Recognizing an esports team that won the hearts and minds of spectators all around the globe.

2022 Nominees

  • FaZe Clan (CS:GO)
  • LOUD (Valorant)
  • Los Angeles Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • Team BDS (Rocket League)
  • Nova Esports (PUBG Mobile)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Los Angeles Gladiators (Overwatch)
  • PSG.LGD (Dota 2)
  • T1 (League of Legends)
  • LoL Wildcard
  • Dota Wildcard

Winner: LOUD (Valorant)

 

Esports Personality of the Year

Recognizing a force of personality that embodies the spirit and tenacity of the esports world.

2022 Nominees

  • Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez
  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriguez
  • Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba
  • Naman ‘Mortal’ Sandeep Mathur
  • Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok
  • Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag
  • Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
  • Nicolle ‘Cherrygumms’ Merhy
  • Charlie ‘MoistCr1TiKaL’ White Jr.
  • Bruno “Nobru’ Goes

Winner: Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag

Esports Controller Player of the Year

Recognizing a major player that gave the best performance overall in controller esports.

2022 Nominees

  • Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Williams
  • Enzo ‘Seikoo’ Grondein
  • Yan ‘yanxnz’ Xisto Nolasco
  • Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez
  • Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper
  • Evan ‘M0nkey M00n’ Rogez
  • McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel
  • Derek ‘iDom’ Ruffin
  • Umut ‘Umut’ Gültekin
  • Noyan ‘Genburten’ Ozkose

Winner: Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper

Esports PC Player of the Year

Recognizing a player who took the world of PC esports play to new heights this year.

2022 Nominees

  • Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker
  • Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken
  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon
  • Andrey ‘Shao’ Kiprsky
  • Illya ‘Yatoro’ Mulyarchuk
  • Zhang ‘Faith_bian’ Ruida
  • Andrei ‘Odoamne’ Pascu
  • Jacob ‘HisWattson’ McMillin
  • Jaime ‘Cyber’ Ramos
  • Cho ‘Maru’ Seong-ju

Winner: Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev

Streamer of the Year

Recognizing a livestreamer that enhanced the world of esports by their force of personality and hard work.

2022 Nominees

  • Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba
  • Ibai Llanos
  • Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter
  • Asmongold
  • Tarik ‘tarik’ Celik
  • Kamel ‘Kameto’ Kebir
  • Tyler ‘loltyler1’ Steinkamp
  • Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar
  • Guy ‘DrDisrespect’ Beahm IV
  • QTCinderella
  • David ‘TheGrefg’ Cànovas Martinez
  • Nicholas ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff

Winner: Ibai Llanos 

Esports Organisation of the Year

Recognizing a group at the pinnacle of esports that works tirelessly to win influence from their general presence inside esports culture.

2022 Nominees

  • 100 Thieves
  • LOUD
  • FaZe Clan
  • FURIA Esports
  • G2 Esports
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team Liquid
  • Cloud9
  • Nova Esports
  • Evil Geniuses
  • T1

Winner: OpTic Gaming

The journey this community has taken was incredibly memorable to say the least. Despite its ups and downs, and the current state of the world, witnessing how esports grew as a professional gaming event felt like a random and exciting ballroom dance.

With a slew of awesome titles making their way in the new year, 2023 is sure to be another exciting chapter for the world of gaming in general. And we just can't wait!

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