eSports industry awards confirms more finalists plus public voting across three categories now live

These finalists join those previously announced in July, as a recognition of their outstanding contribution to the world of eSports over the past year
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London - September 19, 2016 - MBN Events and NewBay Media today announced the remaining finalists in the running to pick up an award at the inaugural eSports Industry Awards, taking place at The Brewery on November 21. These new finalists join those previously announced in July, as a recognition of their outstanding contribution to the world of eSports over the past year.

In addition to winners being selected by a panel of well respected professionals from the eSports industry - Alan “Bricey” Brice; Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles; Paul Chaloner; Michael O'Dell; Chris Mead; Duncan Shields; Philippa Warr; Calvin Robinson and Chris Thursten - three of the awards will be decided by public votes.

Anyone casting their vote for eSports Journalist, eSports photographer or New eSports Game will have the opportunity to claim a 30 day free trial of NOW TV, gaining access to its top line up of channels and content. To have your say, head to the official eSports Industry Awards website.

In association with NOW TV, the eSports Industry Awards will not only celebrate the excellence of individual players and teams, but the hardware providers, game publishers, event organisers, streamers, journalists, broadcasters and more who work tirelessly to grow the sector internationally. Broadcast live on Twitch in conjunction with Gfinity, the event will be hosted by games industry commentator and presenter Julia Hardy and the Gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury.

The new finalists confirmed today are:

2016 Broadcaster of the Year Anders Blume Rivington Bisland III Eefje “sjokz” Depoortere Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski Alex 'machine' Richardson Owen "ODPixel" Davis Austin "Capitalist" Walsh Josh "Jatt" Leesman Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat

Best Live Event 2016   MLG Columbus IEM Katowice World Finals Mid Season Invitational Dreamhack Austin The International 6 Blizzcon Epicenter ESL One Cologne ELEAGUE Season 1 The Manilla Major Evo 2016 COD World League 2016

Console Player of the Year Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing Sean Allen Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios Royal2 Mister Crimson CrimSix Armada Justin Wong HungryBox Mohamad Al-Bacha Scump

eSports Personality of the Year Duncan “Thorin” Shields Patrik "cArn" Sättermon Ian “Crimsix” Porter Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo Tobi "Tobiwan" Dawson

eSports Rookie of the Year Luka "PerkZ" Perkovi? Chres "Sencux" Laursen Amer "Miracle-" al-Barqawi Glenn "Hybrid" Doornenbal Joshua "Dardoch” Hartnett

eSports Team of the Year Fnatic SK Telekom T1 Team Secret MVP Black TSM OpTic Gaming Evil Geniuses Team Liquid Luminosity Natus Vincere Wings Gaming EnVyUs

PC Player of the Year Olofmeister Faker Coldzera Thijs Miracle GuardiaN NiKo Smeb Mata Faith_bian

UK eSports Player of the Year Bakery KaSing Simon "fredy122" Payne Sean Allen Snitch Callum "Swanny" Swan Ryan Hart Benjamin "Problem X" Simon Will "BUK 57" Buck Alex "BUK 20" Buck


A full list of all finalists plus further details on the event can be found here.

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