Inaugural eSports Industry Awards honors Semmler, Scump, coldzera and others

by theScore Staff Nov 22 2016
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The first annual eSports Industry Awards in London on Monday night recognized individuals and organizations who have contributed to developing esports. The winner's circle included top players like Marcelo “coldzera” David and Seth “Scump” Abner, content creators like Richard Lewis and Robert Paul, and companies like Team EnVyUs, Valve and Twitch.

On the player side, coldzera received the award for PC Player of the Year, while Scump was named Console Player of the Year. Other players named were Team Liquid's Amer “Miracle-” al-Barqawi, for Rookie of the Year; SK's Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, for Esports Personality of the Year; and CoD pro Callum “Swanny” Swan, for UK Esports Player of the Year.

Other professionals recognized included Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat, for Esports Broadcaster of the Year, and Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana, for Streamer of the Year. Team EnVyUs was named Team of the Year, Monster was named Esports Commercial Partner of the Year and theScore esports was named Best Esports Coverage Website.

Though most of the winners were chosen by a panel of industry judges that included Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles, Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, Alan "Bricey" Brice and representatives of Team Dignitas, NOWTV and Twitch, three of the awards were decided by popular vote. Voters elected Richard Lewis as Esports Journalist of the Year, Robert Paul as Esports Photographer of the Year, and Overwatch as the New Esports Game of the Year.

Here's the full list of award recipients:

  • Esports Journalist of the Year - Richard Lewis
  • Esports Photographer of the Year - Robert Paul
  • Best Esports Coverage Website - theScore esports
  • UK Esports Player of the Year - Callum “Swanny” Swan
  • Best Hardware Provider - Scuf Gaming
  • New Esports Game of the Year - Overwatch
  • Esports Rookie of the Year - Amer “Miracle-” al-Barqawi
  • Esports Broadcaster of the Year - Auguste “Semmler” Massonnat
  • Esports Live Event of the Year - The International 6
  • Esports Team of the Year - Team EnVyUs
  • Esports Commercial Partner of the Year - Monster
  • Best Streaming Platform - Twitch
  • Console Player of the Year - Seth “Scump” Abner
  • PC Player of the Year - Marcelo “Coldzera” David
  • Esports Publisher of the Year - Valve
  • Streamer of the Year - Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana
  • Esports Game of the Year - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Esports Personality of the Year - Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo

Olivia Da Silva is a news editor at theScore esports. She likes piña coladas, getting caught in the rain and dank no-scopes. You're eligible for free high fives if you follow her on Twitter.