2nd annual awards receive record number of nominations
Tonight sees the announcement of this year’s first stage finalists in the 2017 NOWTV Esports Industry Awards. Broadcasting via the EIA twitch channel – https://www.twitch.tv/esportsindustryawards – the show will announce the results of nominations in the following categories:
- Breakthrough Game of the Year
- Commercial Partner of the Year
- Coverage Website of the Year
- Game of the Year
- Journalist of the Year
- Photographer of the Year
- Publisher of the Year
- Hardware Provider of the Year
- Videographer of the Year
- Streamer of the Year
- Streaming Platform of the Year
Hosted by Ginx Esports’ Adam Savage and featuring Paul “reDeYe” Chaloner, Alan “Bricey” Brice & studio guest Ryan “Prodigal Son” Hart discussing those who have made the finalist shortlist for the awards, what the panel are most looking forward to from this year’s ceremony as well as revealing details of how fans can be involved with the 2nd phase of nominations and voting across the awards.
Paul Chaloner, World renowned esports broadcaster & head of the EIA’s judging panel, had this to say “It’s incredible to see how the awards have gathered even greater interest and widespread support since the first event last year. Already we’ve had thousands more nominations, a deeper pool of talent nominated, more categories and I am sure, plenty of surprises in store now the voting is under way in the first phase. Esports has continued to grow every year this decade and 2017 is no different with more and more publishers getting involved in esports and professionalism from teams and players alike reaching new heights. As they do so, it is only right that we have an industry awards that recognises that talent across a wide array of subjects”.
“We’ve been absolutely amazed by the level of support for the awards this year – we have more sponsors and partners, from across all areas of gaming and entertainment, than ever before but most incredible has been the support of the esports fans” said Tom Mercey, Director & Co-founder of EIA “Already, for only our first stage of nominations, we’ve received over 10,000 nominations which more than doubles the number we received for the whole of last year’s awards”.
Be sure to tune in at 9pm GMT to see how your nominations have shaped this year’s awards and for news on how to make sure your voice is heard in the final vote and stage 2 nominations – https://www.twitch.tv/esportsindustryawards