Esports fans will have to wait until November 16 for the annual Esports Awards 2019 taking place in Texas, USA. However the list of finalists for ‘Streamer of the Year’ have been revealed, along with this new location, the event originally having been scheduled to take place in London.

Taking place in the new 100,000 square foot, purpose-built Esports venue ‘Esports Stadium Arlington’, the Esports awards 2019 event will be the fourth iteration of the Annual Esports event. It has been hailed as the most prestigious award in the world of Esports and recognises the best of the best in the Esports industry; players, streamers, organisations, on-screen talent, journalism and more.

The top pros in Esports will be fighting it out for these awards, both PC and console players, the biggest Streamers and on-air talent, and there is even a category representing the world of gaming entertainment. This is the first year the event will not be held in London, but will mean more room for Esports fans (not just nominees and industry-folk filling the seats) to be able to cheer on their favourites at the Esports Awards 2019.

Below is the list of finalists for the major categories, announced on July 10th.

Streamer of the Year nominees:

  • Tfue 
  • Dr Disrespect 
  • CouRage
  • Ninja 
  • Alanzoka
  • Gotaga
  • TimTheTatman
  • Pokimane
  • Shroud

Esport breakthrough game of the Year nominees:

  • Apex Legends
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Old School Runescape
  • Guns of Boom
  • Brawl Stars
  • Magic: The Gathering Arena
  • FIFA 19
  • NBA 2K19
  • Battalion 1944

Esports Personality of the Year nominees:

  • Nadeshot
  • Sjokz
  • Goldenboy
  • DrLupo
  • FalleN
  • Steve Arhancet
  • Ninja
  • Ocelote
  • H3CZ

Vote for your favourite here.

Content Creator of the Year nominees:

  • CouRage
  • Mini Ladd
  • LazarBeam
  • Ali-A
  • Thorin
  • Terroriser
  • FaZe Jev
  • UpUpDownDown
  • SunlessKhan
  • Travis Gafford
  • Nadeshot

Videographer of the Year nominees:

  • Matt “Mawcho” Reyez
  • Cory Doggett
  • Gabriel Ruiz
  • Johannes Lehner
  • Damian Estrada
  • Robert Rogers
  • Max Olivo
  • Charles Dalton
  • Logan Dodson

Esport photographer of the Year nominees:

  • Helena Kristiansson
  • Joe Brady
  • Joao Ferreira
  • Kirill Bashkirov
  • Michal Konkol
  • Peter Chau
  • Chris Bahn
  • Steph Lindgren
  • Nuno Miranda

Esport cosplayer of the Year nominees:

  • Sneaky
  • Jessica Nigri
  • Kitty Kaboom
  • LittleJem
  • Maul
  • Kinpatsu
  • Spoon Makes
  • Willow Creative
  • Anaelic
  • Polygon Forge
  • Yaya Han

The president of the Arlington stadium declared his hope that the Esports stadium in Arlington will become the most prestigious Esports stadium in all of the world and that hosting the most prestigious Esports awards show in all of Esports is the first step towards that goal. Organisers of the Esports Awards 2019 event confirmed that the move to such a venue was a big step forward for the organisation and has helped them to secure a number of other partnerships and sponsorship deals for the event.

The relocation from the UK to the US should also help see an increase in the number of nominees who are able to attend the event, previously held in London, a large number of nominees have typically missed out on the occasion. It was confirmed on Twitter that last year’s hosts Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoorte and Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez will be back to host the show in 2019.

All Esports fans have the chance to get involved with the process by nominating teams, individuals, websites and sponsors for different voting categories. Once the list of nominees has been established, fans can vote and select between finalists for their favourite categories. At time of writing, both the ‘Pro’ and ‘Industry’ categories remain open however the ‘Community’ categories are already closed. Click here, get involved and have your say.

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