The Tempest Awards acknowledges the esports industry’s most innovative companies and executives, with categories that span production, marketing, talent and technology. Judged by key members of the esports community, these awards serve as North America’s top honors for the brands, the teams, the leagues, the players and the business leaders driving the competitive gaming industry today.
Our annual roundup of the up-and-comers that are driving the dollars and fostering innovation across the esports industry.
This person became the face of competitive gamers worldwide, as a caster, host or player—engaging audiences and bringing their professional spark to the industry.
These tournaments and series set the stage for players of the future, offering high production value and enthusiastic fans to create an impactful event that resonated throughout the esports industry.
This award honors a specific activation from an endemic esports brand (game publisher, technology provider, hardware supplier) that leveraged the power of gaming with smart and highly effective promotions to level up awareness.
This award honors a specific activation from a non-endemic brand that leveraged the power of gaming with smart and highly effective promotions to level up awareness.
Awarded to the esports brand that best leveraged technologies and social media to take their engagement experience to new heights.
This award honors a specific production of a top-notch tournament that ran solely on digital channels.
This linear program made the most of its outlet and delivered a fresh take on competitive gaming, presenting a contest that was appealing, professional and fun to both hardcore and casual fans.
Putting the life in live audiences, this venue knows how to excite the masses with its approach to on-site activation at an esports-themed event.
Honoring the endemic or non-endemic brand that stood out among other brands and sponsors to engage with esports fans and players in authentic and relevant ways.
Honoring the tech that transformed esports this year, this honor salutes the new technologies that elevated the game, helped players and/or evolved the viewing experience.
This category honors the best tournaments and events from the past year. Fans flocked to see this event—both in person and across online platforms.
This game grabbed the headlines and reset how competitive gaming evolved in 2019.
This award honors the team that not only took home the gold, but embraced its fans, invigorated sponsors and grew its global brand.
This series (scripted or unscripted) went beyond the battles to put on a terrific show showcasing the world of esports.
This company was at the forefront of esports this year with technology and hardware solutions that excited and intrigued the gaming community—and enhanced the art of gaming.
Selected by editors at Cynopsis and Event Marketer, this annual honor pays tribute to the individual whose body of work, passion and influence has transformed competitive gaming forever. This category is not open for entries.
As new leagues and tournaments grow at exponential rates; this award honors the outstanding freshman event that hit the payload. Note: Event must have taken place for the first time since September 1 2018.
This category acknowledges the publishers that pushed the limits to nurture the esports industry and whose innovation, investment and engagement drove esports to new heights.
Selected by editors at Cynopsis and Event Marketer, this annual honor pays tribute to an individual who has provided social good to the community. This category is not open for entries.
Taking the role of influencer to a whole new level, this award honors the game-themed streamer who moved the masses with his or her content.
The “host with the most” over-delivered to its fans, welcoming the gaming community and tournament organizers with open arms, an inspiring environment and the utmost professionalism.
REGULAR DEADLINE: JUNE 6, 2019
Entries received before midnight ET on June 6th are $345 per nomination.
LATE DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2019
Entries received after June 6th will incur a $130 late fee, in addition to the regular deadline fees.