The nominations for The Game Awards 2021 were officially revealed on November 16.
There were a wide variety of awards mentioned, and that included esports categories as well. A lot of top teams and games from the world of esports got nominated for the title of the best in 2021.
The nominations are currently up on the website of The Game Awards, and fans can vote for their favorite titles and athletes. The Game Awards will take place on December 10, 2021, when the winners will officially be announced.
Everything fans need to know regarding esports nominations at The Game Awards 2021
There are a total of five categories into which esports has been divided. It includes the best esports game, best esports coach, best esports team, best esports athlete, and best esports event. All the nominees who have featured in 2021 are some of the best in the world.
2021 was a challenging year for esports as a whole. It involves fighting against Covid-19 and managing tournaments all across the world. Playing without a live crowd cheering for their favorite teams was a turnoff.
However, despite that, various organizers across the world managed to gather players and conduct tournaments in the best possible manner. 2021 was not short of stories, and therefore, The Game Awards will reward them for creating those.
The nominations in the esports categories have been provided below in detail.
1. Best Esports Game
- Call of Duty
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- League of Legends
2. Best Esports Athlete
- Chris “Simp” Lehr
- Heo “ShowMaker” Su
- Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
- Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
- Tyson “Tenz” Ngo
3. Best Esports Team
- DAMWON KIA (League of Legends)
- Atlanta Faze (Call of Duty)
- Natus Vincere (Counter Strike: Global Offensive)
- Sentinels (Valorant)
- Team Spirit (Dota 2)
4. Best Esports coach
- Airat “Silent” Gaziev
- Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
- Andrii “B1AD3” Horodenskyi
- James “Crowder” Crowder
- Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-gyun
5. Best Esports event
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- League of Legends World Championships 2021
- The International 2021
- PGL Major Stockholm 2021
- PUBG Mobile Global Championships 2020
- Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters