2018 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The Tempest Awards recognized the best work from the esports industry’s most innovative companies and executives, acknowledging the work and innovation that spanned from legendary titans who forged the path to mainstream, to the outstanding work conducted by companies today, to the stars of tomorrow who will shape the road ahead. The awards featured categories that spanned production, marketing, talent and technology. Judged by key members of the esports community, the 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.

Winners

Ambassador Award for Personality of the Year

Honorable Mentions


ESL | Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
NBA 2K League | Larry Ridley
Riot Games | Laure Valee
NBC Universal  | Rachel ‘Seltzer’ Quirico

Esports-themed Program (non-competitive)

Honorable Mentions


YouTube | Good Game
Filmrise | Gamechangers: Dreams of Blizzcon
NFL | EA Sports Madden NFL America
QYOU Media | Heads Up Daily

Honorable Mentions


Major League Baseball | MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship
Allied Esports | Ninja Vegas ’18
Red Bull Media House | Red Bull Rise Till Dawn
ELEAGUE | The ELEAGUE Major: Boston

Best Brand Activation

Honorable Mentions


Dell/Alienware | Alienware Training Facility with Team Liquid
Momentum Worldwide, Buffalo Wild Wings and Dignitas | Momentum Worldwide, Buffalo Wild Wings and Dignitas
Gillette | Gillette, Twitch & Team SoloMid
Infinite Esports & Entertainment | Houston Outlaws – Band Together
Giant Spoon & Infinity Marketing | OMEN Challenge at TwitchCon 2017: PUBG Edition

Honorable Mentions


AEG | Barclays Center
Blizzard Arena
ELEAGUE | ELEAGUE Arena
ESP Gaming | PokerGO Studio

New Esports Competition - Single Tournament/Event

Honorable Mentions


National Hockey League | 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship
Engine Shop | eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation
Major League Baseball | MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship
PUBG | PUBG Global Invitational
Red Bull | Red Bull Rise till Dawn

Honorable Mentions


Bandai Namco | DragonBall FighterZ
Ready At Dawn | Echo Arena
Major League Baseball | MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship
PUBG Corporation | PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Honorable Mentions


Intel | Intel
ReKT Global | State Farm
T-Mobile
Turtle Beach | Turtle Beach

Honorable Mentions


ELEAGUE | ELEAGUE Social Team
Major League Soccer, Engine Shop | eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation
Major League Baseball | MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship

Esports Competition - Season/Series

Honorable Mentions


Activision Blizzard | Call of Duty World League
Capcom | Capcom Pro Tour
ESL | ESL Pro League
Blizzard | Overwatch League

Honorable Mentions


Skillz Inc. | Andrew Paradise
ELEAGUE / Turner Sports | Craig Barry
Dell / Alienware | Frank Azor
Immortals, LLC | Noah Whinston

New Esports Competition - Season/Series

Honorable Mentions


NBA | 2K League
Machinima | Body Count Fighting
UMG/Keemstar | Friday Fortnite
Red Bull | Red Bull Conquest

Honorable Mentions


National Hockey League | 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship
NFL/EA | Madden Bowl Finals
ESPN/Blizzard | Overwatch League Grand Finals
ELEAGUE | The ELEAGUE Major: Boston
NBC | Universal Open Rocket League

Honorable Mentions


Dell/Alienware | Alienware Command Center
Maestro | Gears of War Interactive Esports Live Stream
Major League Baseball | MLB Home Run Derby VR Championship
VR League | The Future of Esports

Best License & Merchandising Activation

Honorable Mentions


Adidas | Adidas/North merchandise
Infinite Esports & Entertainment Houston Outlaws – Band Together
Sterling.VC (on behalf of New York Excelsior) | New York Excelsior (NYXL)
Ultimate Media Ventures/Philadelphia Fusion | Ultimate Media Ventures/Philadelphia Fusion

Esports Team Organization of the Year

Honorable Mentions


Cloud9 | Cloud9/London Spitfire
Echo Fox
FNATIC
G2 Esports
Los Angeles Valiant
New York Excelsior (NYXL)
The Houston Outlaws
Philadelphia Fusion
Rogue

Esports Competition - Single Tournament or Event

Honorable Mentions


EVO | EVO
ESL | IEM Katowice
Intel | IEM Pyeongchang – Winter Olympics
Valve | The International 2017

Honorable Mentions


Turtle Beach | DrDisRespect
ELEAGUE | ELEAGUE
Blizzard Entertainment | Overwatch League
Riot Games | Riot Games

Outstanding Collegiate Esports Team/Program

Honorable Mentions


Baruch College of the City University of New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rouge et Au of Laval University
University of California at Berkeley

Hall of Fame

'The Watch List' Honorees

Kristen Salvatore

Twitch

Markel Lee

Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Zorine Te

Player2

Siefe

Turtle Beach

Robert Del Papa

Tempo Storm

Nicola Piggott

The Story Mob

Mike LaBelle

New York Red Bulls

Kalie Moore

The Story Mob

Julian Castro

Obey Alliance

Jonathan Spector

Blizzard Entertainment

Jinhee Ahn Kim

UYU Ltd.

Anna Rozwandowicz

The Story Mob

Contact

Questions about the Tempest Awards or registration? Please contact:

Cathy Pearson

cpearson@accessintel.com 203.899.8470