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October 19-21, 2020 | Caesars Palace Las Vegas

2019 TEMPEST AWARDS FINALISTS

And here they are! As chosen by esteemed leaders of the esports industry, these are the companies and executives, spanning production, marketing, talent, and technology who knocked it out of the park this past year. Winners will be announced and celebrated during the live awards gala on September 11 at HyperX Esports Arena, Las Vegas.
Come toast the industry and see who walks home with the gold!

AMBASSADOR AWARD FOR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez

SENTINEL AWARD:
Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo

2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Sundance DiGiovanni,
Co-Founder, Major League Gaming and CTRL

Ed Boon,
Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat & Injustice
Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios

BEST COLLEGIATE/AMATEUR/SEMI-PRO EVENT
ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship
Evolve Youth Esports
Madden NFL 19 Championship Series
N3rd Street Gamers National Championship Series
SLG City Champs

BEST COLLEGIATE ESPORTS PROGRAM
Harrisburg
Maryville
UC Berkeley
UC Irvine
University of Utah

BEST CONSUMER MEDIA OUTLET
Dexerto
Dot Esports
ESPN
theScore
VPEsports

BEST ENDEMIC BRAND ACTIVATION
AT&T
Samsung/Super League Gaming
Skillz
Turtle Beach
Ubisoft/Twitch

BEST ESPORTS-THEMED PROGRAM (NON-COMPETITIVE)
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GOOD GAME: UC Irvine
Olarry’s Legend
The Bonds & Betrayals of Brotherhood
The Story Of
Through The Smoke

BEST NEW ESPORTS EVENT/SERIES OF THE YEAR
eMLS League Series
EXP Invitational
F1 Esports Pro Series
Fortnite World Cup
World Showdown of Esports

BEST NON-ENDEMIC BRAND ACTIVATION
Caesars/”Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
ELEAGUE/Air Force
Mastercard
Totino’s/100 Thieves
TSM/Dr Pepper

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE
100 Thieves
ELEAGUE
FaZe Clan
Fortnite World Cup
NBA 2K League

BEST STREAM EXPERIENCE
eMLS
National PUBG League
Overwatch League All-Access Pass
Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge
World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) 3

BEST TELEVISED BROADCAST
2019 NHL Gaming World Championship-NBCSN
ELEAGUE-TBS
FIFA eNations Cup – FS1
Madden 19 Club Championship-ESPN
Overwatch League – ESPN, Disney XD, ABC

BEST VENUE ACTIVATION
Be Valiant: Community Block Party
Doritos Bowl
ESL Mobile Open presented by AT&T
Hershey’s
Livestreams: Gillette Gaming Alliance

BRAND OF THE YEAR
AT&T
Bud Light
Gillette
Mastercard
State Farm

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
FanAI
GumGum Sports
Overwatch League All-Access Pass
Pro Esports Gaming
Unikrn Virtual

ESPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR (SEASON/SERIES)
2018 League of Legends World Championship
Call of Duty World League
ESL Pro League
Fortnite World Cup
Overwatch League

ESPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR (SINGLE EVENT/TOURNAMENT)
ESL One: Cologne
Evo
IEM Katowice
Pokémon World Championships
Six Invitational 2018 Montreal

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Sara Clemens, Chief Operating Officer, Twitch
Marcus Lindmark, President and CEO, DreamHack
Yvette Martinez-Rea, Chief Executive Officer, ESL Gaming North America
Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, Chief Executive Officer, 100 Thieves
Ari Segal, Chief Executive Officer, Immortals Gaming Club

TEAM OF THE YEAR
100 Thieves
Cloud9
Complexity
Dignitas
Gen.G
Immortals Gaming Club
Panda Global
Rogue
Team Liquid
TSM

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Complexity HQ
ELEAGUE Arena
Esports Stadium
NA LCS Studio
NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel

THE WATCH LIST
Chiquita Evans, Player, NBA 2K League
Johanna Faries, Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports, Activision Blizzard
Vishal Goyal, Director of Sales and Business Development, ABCOMRENTS
Gabriela Gucho-Oliva, Program Activation Manager, Sponsorship Sales, Twitch
Daniel Herz, Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President, Complexity Gaming
Arnold Hur, Chief Operating Officer, Gen.G Esports
Lauren ‘GlitterXplosion’ Laracuente, Assistant General Manager, Rogue
Frank LaSpina, Director, Global Broadcast, The Overwatch League, Blizzard Entertainment
Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, G2 Esports
Stephanie Russo, Sr. Sales Planner, Twitch
Tal Shachar, Chief Digital Officer, Immortals Gaming Club
Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang
Patrick Wixted, Senior Vice President, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

 

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