Esports Industry Awards 2017 nominations open; there’s a UK Esports Player of the Year award

Nominations have opened for the first group of categories in the Esports Industry Awards 2017.

In a Twitch announcement show this evening featuring OJ Borg, Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, Alan "Bricey" Brice, new categories were revealed including Unsung Hero and Videographer.

Paul Chaloner said Unsung Hero is one of his favourite new awards, because anyone can win (yes, even xPeke's mum or imaqtpie's cat)!

You can nominate on the Esports Industry Awards website - the first 50 will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the awards on November 13th, five-star accommodation in London and a year's pass from sponsor Now TV.

The categories are as follows:

Organisers say the awards 'aim to ensure success and achievement in esports is celebrated globally', and that they are 'acting as an impartial entity across all platforms and titles'.

After nominations are in and reviewed by a panel, finalists will be announced, based on being at the top level between October 2016 and October 2017.

The panel is as follows:

The finalists are then put to a public vote, and the winners are announced on November 13th at a ceremony in London.

Earlier this month, Clash Royale picked up the public-voted AMD Esports Award at the Game BAFTAs.

In other news, Paul Chaloner, one of the strongest supporters of 'esports has a lower case s' and someone involved in the awards, had to explain why the eSports Industry Awards Twitch channel has an upper case 'S', and got 'brutal, savage, rekt' when his message was deleted (sorry Paul)!

Update: The Awards have changed their spelling - Paul has won!

You can nominate on the Esports Industry Awards website here

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