The Tempest Awards acknowledge 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.
Recognizes esports professionals who are early in their careers (age 35 and under) and already driving the dollars and fostering innovation in the esports industry.
This category honors the best esports tournaments from the past year based on attendance, attendee engagement, and production. Awards will be given for local, national, and global tournaments.
Recognizes the best esports tournament held within the past year based on attendance, engagement, and production. Awards will be given for local, national, and global tournaments. Note: This category is similar to Esports Tournament of the Year. The difference is that this category is for new tournaments.
Honoring the brand with the best integrated esports activation spanning live and broadcast/online/social.
Honoring the game that grabbed the headlines and reset how competitive gaming flowed in 2018. Awards given in each of the following categories:
-Best New Game
Honoring the company whose innovation, investment and engagement for its games drove esports to new heights.
Honoring a specific production that ran solely on digital channels, based on quality, reach and viewer engagement.
Recognizing the individual who has made an impact on delivering content based on a combination of total followers, quality streams, social impact, and viewer growth.
Honors the team that best embraced its fans, invigorated sponsors and grew its global brand.
Recognizes the person who became the face for competitive gamers worldwide, as a caster/host/on-air personality in the past year, engaging audiences and bringing a professional spark as an ambassador for the industry
Recognizes the venue that best welcomed the gaming community and provided accommodations and facilities that enhanced the experience of players, organizers, sponsors, and fans.
Recognizes the new technologies that elevated the game, enhanced players’ experiences and/or evolved the viewing experience. Awards given in each of these categories: Best Hardware; Best Software.
This series (scripted or unscripted) went beyond the battles to create a terrific show dedicated to the world of esports.
This award honors a specific activation from a brand, leveraging the power of gaming with effective promotions to create awareness and business impact.
Recognizing the outlet that delivered a fresh take on live competitive gaming, presenting a contest that was appealing, professional and fun to both hardcore and casual fans.
Recognizes the most creative use of a logo, image or other asset in an esports platform to create a new take on a product.
Awarded to the company that best leveraged technology and social media to take their esports engagement experience to new heights. Awards given in the following categories:
– Game Publishers
Recognizes the individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders who by their efforts have made significant contributions to the growth of the esports industry. Accepting nominatinos from teams, leagues, game publishers, brands and venues.
Entrants may submit as many campaigns into as many categories as they wish.
Final Deadline: August 2, 2018