November 14, 2023

Games Awards 2023: Nominees for Best Esports Game, Athlete, Team, Coach, and Event Revealed

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher

The Games Awards is a highly anticipated event in the gaming industry, known not only for its awards ceremony but also for the exciting announcements and trailers that take place. This year, the Games Awards 2023 has included several categories to recognize the best of esports. Let's take a look at the nominees in each category:

Games Awards 2023: Nominees for Best Esports Game, Athlete, Team, Coach, and Event Revealed

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok
  • Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov
  • Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez
  • Park “Rules” Jae-Hyuk
  • Phillipp “ImperialHal” Dosen

Best Esports Team

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • JD Gaming
  • Team Vitality

Best Esports Coach

  • Christine “Potter” Chi
  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Jordan “Gunaba” Graham
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Sung-Young

Best Esports Event

  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • EVO 2023
  • The International
  • Valorant Champions 2023

These nominees represent a diverse range of esports titles, with popular games like Dota, Valorant, and League of Legends making an appearance. It's also worth noting the recognition given to fighting games with the inclusion of EVO as a nominee. Mobile games have also gained prominence in the esports scene, as seen by the representation of PUBG Mobile and Valorant.

The Games Awards 2023 also features other categories outside of esports, such as Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Games for Impact, and Best Ongoing Game. Some notable contenders in these categories include Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros Wonder, Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty, Final Fantasy XVI, A Space for the Unbound, Chants of Sennaar, Goodbye Volcano High, Tchia, Terra Nil, Venba, Apex Legends, Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, and Genshin Impact.

The competition for Game of the Year is particularly fierce this year, with groundbreaking titles like Baldur’s Gate 3 and Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom in the running. If you want to have a say in who wins each award, don't forget to cast your ballot and vote for your favorites at the Games Awards 2023 website!

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Liam Fletcher
Liam Fletcher

Liam "CyberScribe" Fletcher, a Kiwi with a flair for fast-paced gameplay and articulate narratives, has emerged as a prominent voice at EsportRanker. Diving deep into the esports universe, Liam crafts comprehensive reviews, strategic insights, and captivating tales from behind the screens.

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