The Esports Industry Awards 2017 took place at The Brewery in London, England last November 13. The awards show, which started just last year, aims to recognize excellence in esports, celebrating success and achievments in esports to show the world. Aside from players and teams, they also want to aim the spotlight at the industry as a whole, acknowledging as well the behind-the-scenes guys like journalists, photographers, and videographers.
The show was livestreamed on Twitch, attracting over 26,000 viewers. They kicked off with the mother of all hype videos, which featured all the greatest moments from every esport in 2017.
One of the biggest winners of the night was Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere, who won the Esports Personality of the Year, beating out other big esports names like Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, Ryan Hart, Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, Damon “Karma” Barlow, and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek. Sjokz joins Megan “RheingoldRiver” Cutrofello, who won the Unsung Hero of the Year, as the first female winners of Esports Industry Awards.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came up big, winning Breakthrough Game of the Year and Game of the Year, respectively.
Check out all the awards and winners from the night: