Initial details for this year’s Esports Awards announced
The annual awards ceremony enters its fifth year with new categories
The organizers of the annual popular Esports Awards have released the first details of this year’s event, including the first nominations, new awards and categories, among others. This ceremony is considered in the community to be the Oscars of eSports, which is bound to give recognition to the best of the best among pro players, streamers, organizations, coverage websites and other sectors of the industry.
The path to reveal full details of this prestigious ceremony will have six Spotlight Shows that will be building up to lead to the main event. The first episode was hosted yesterday, revealing some of the major changes made to this year’s process to get to the final ceremony. For the fifth edition of this eSports awards, a whole nominations process will determine who will be among the best ones to be honored.
To get to the 2020 Esports Awards season, there will be five stages. It will start from the moment nominations open and it will end with the grand final ceremony where the awards are given to the winners. The exact date of the event has not been announced; however, there were some juicy details for fans to take note of. Starting in July, these Spotlight Shows will be releasing names of the finalists for the five awards categories. The new categories are community, industry, creative, pro, on-air talent, and the nominees will be announced one by one: one category for each of the five scheduled shows.
Additionally, the stages before getting to the main event will start with the open nominations period, then the announcement of the finalists followed by a public vote. Then, the panel vote and finally The Awards. For this year’s event, there will be a mix of the traditional groups of award categories seen in previous years, and the new format of splitting awards into five different categories. Therefore, a total of eight awards will be presented this year.