eSports Award

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The eSports Award[1] was an annual award ceremony held since 2004 by Turtle Entertainment in which individuals, teams and organisations are recognized in several categories for their contribution or achievements to or in the field of competitive gaming. The awards have not been given since 2009,[2] but the remaining Journalist Award category has become the main grant since 2010.

The event was traditionally held at a major gaming event in Germany. The winner of each category is determined by either a panel of experts or an online popularity vote. This year's nominees are expected to be announced mid-July.

Active categories were:

  • eSports Player of the Year (since 2004)
  • eSports Team of the Year (since 2004)
  • Best Counter-Strike Player (since 2004)
  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (since 2004)
  • Newcomer / Breakthrough of the Year (since 2004)
  • Best eSports Coverage, international (since 2004)
  • Journalist Award (since 2006)
  • Scene Journalist Award (since 2007)
  • eSports Game of the Year (since 2007)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (since 2007)
  • eSports Photo of the Year (since 2008)
  • Best Call of Duty 4 Player (since 2008)
  • Consoles Player of the Year (since 2008)
  • Consoles Team of the Year (since 2008)
  • Best Halo 3 Player (since 2008)
  • Best Counter-Strike Player, Female (2004)
  • Best eSports Coverage, German (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Best Publisher (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • eSport Player of the Year, Female (2005)
  • Best FPS Duel Player (2007)
  • Best Hardware (2007)

2008 Awards[edit]

Nominees of 2008's categories are:

eSports Player of the Year[edit]

eSports Photo of the Year[edit]

  • Germany Daniel Jensen
  • Poland Michal Blicharz
  • Poland Rafal Lagowski
  • United Kingdom Paul Chaloner
  • Germany David Donschen
  • United Kingdom Max Silver

Best Call of Duty 4 Player[edit]

  • Canada Rob 'rob-wiz' Kennedy
  • France Antonin 'OZWALD' Grenier
  • Czech Republic Nikolaj 'Mazarini' Lazarev
  • Germany Robert 'smithz' Krivka
  • Sweden Daniel 'tidde' Asp

Consoles Player of the Year[edit]

  • Germany Rudolph 'The Tactical' Fischer
  • France Philippe 'Yggdrasil' Vaillant
  • Netherlands Wouter 'Handewasser' van Someren
  • United States Tom 'OGRE2' Ryan
  • United States Dave 'Walshy' Walsh

Consoles Team of the Year[edit]

  • United States Final Boss
  • United States Carbon
  • United States Infinity
  • Germany Warriors of Hell
  • United States New Era

Best Halo 3 Player[edit]

  • United States Dan 'OGRE1' Ryan
  • United States Tom 'OGRE2' Ryan
  • United States Dave 'Walshy' Walsh
  • United States Benjamin 'Karma' Jackson
  • United States Scott 'Gandhi' Lussier

2007 Awards[edit]

Nominees and winners of 2007's[3] international categories are:

eSports Player of the Year[edit]

eSports Team of the Year[edit]

  • Poland PGS Gaming (CS)
  • China World Elite (WC3)
  • United Kingdom Dignitas (WiC)
  • Sweden fnatic (CS)
  • United States Pandemic (WoW)

Best Counter-Strike Player[edit]

  • Poland Filip 'Neo' Kubski
  • Sweden Dennis 'walle' Wallenberg
  • Germany Jan 'mooN' Stolle
  • Sweden Harley 'dsn' Orwall
  • Brazil Raphael 'cogu' Camargo

Best Warcraft 3 Player[edit]

Breakthrough of the Year[edit]

Best FPS Duel Player[edit]

Best Online Magazine[edit]

Scene Journalist Award[edit]

  • David Abel - Michal Blicharz
  • Jonas Vikan - Nafiz Choudhury
  • Richard Lewis - Trevor Schmidt
  • Dario Miljkovic - Lawrence Phillips
  • Elroy Pinto - Sujoy Roy

eSports Game of the Year[edit]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

  • United States Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell

2006 Awards[edit]

Nominees and winners of 2006's[4] international categories were:

eSports Player of the Year[edit]

eSports Team of the Year[edit]

Best Counter-Strike Player[edit]

Best Warcraft 3 Player[edit]

Breakthrough of the Year[edit]

  • Germany Navid 'Kapio' Javadi
  • Sweden Alexander 'Ztrider' Ingarv
  • Sweden Oskar 'ins' Holm
  • China Ke Fei 'Jungle' Yang
  • South Korea Jae Wook 'Lucifer' Noh

Best Online Magazine[edit]

Best Publisher[edit]

  • Electronic Arts
  • Atari
  • Activision
  • Codemasters
  • Eidos
  • Frogster
  • Koch-Media
  • Ubisoft
  • CDV
  • VU Games
  • Take2
  • THQ
  • Midway
  • Microsoft
  • Jowood
  • Konami

2005 Awards[edit]

Nominees and winners of 2005's[5] international categories were:

eSports Player of the Year[edit]

eSports Team of the Year[edit]

  • United Kingdom 4Kings (WC3)
  • Norway NoA (CS)
  • Sweden Begrip (CS)
  • Germany Mousesports (CS)
  • Germany mTw (FIFA)

Best Counter-Strike Player[edit]

  • United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
  • Norway Jorgen 'Xeqtr' Johanessen
  • Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
  • Sweden Mattias 'Snajdan' Andersen
  • Germany Michael 'PapsT' Schmidt

Best Warcraft 3 Player[edit]

Breakthrough of the Year[edit]

Female Player of the Year[edit]

  • Sweden Louise 'AurorA' Thomsen
  • United States Alice 'ali' Lew
  • China Qin '1212' Qin
  • Germany Isabelle 'redfox' Schaffert
  • Brazil Natalia 'Nath' Ko

Best Online Magazine[edit]

Best Publisher[edit]

  • Electronic Arts
  • UbiSoft
  • Microsoft
  • Atari
  • Vivendi
  • Eidos
  • Activision
  • Virgin
  • Take 2
  • Codemasters
  • THQ
  • Konami
  • Deep Silver
  • Jowood
  • CDV
  • Koch-Media
  • Lucas Arts

2004 Awards[edit]

Nominees and winners of 2004's[6] international categories were:

eSports Player of the Year[edit]

eSports Team of the Year[edit]

  • Sweden Eyeballers (CS)
  • United Kingdom 4Kings (WC3)
  • Norway NoA (CS)
  • Germany Progaming (FIFA)
  • Germany SK Gaming (CS)
  • Germany Mousesports (CS)
  • Denmark The Titans (CS)
  • Germany SK Gaming (UT)
  • Germany mTw (WC3)

Best Counter-Strike Player[edit]

Best Warcraft 3 Player[edit]

Breakthrough of the Year[edit]

  • Germany Maurice 'Burnie' Engelhardt
  • United States Jeff 'Aether' Zhang
  • South Korea Dae Hui 'FoV' Cho
  • Sweden Dennis 'walle' Wallenber
  • Sweden Abdisamad 'SpawN' Mohamed

Best Female CS Player[edit]

  • Spain Silena 'Lena' Urquiza
  • United States Alice 'ali' Lew
  • Sweden Line 'MissHyper' Haug
  • Germany Sandra 'craZygirL' Sbrzesny
  • Brazil Natalia 'Nath' Ko

Best Online Magazine[edit]

Best Publisher[edit]

  • Electronic Arts
  • Ubisoft
  • Microsoft
  • Atari
  • LucasArts
  • Vivendi
  • Activision
  • Eidos
  • Virgin
  • Take 2
  • CDV
  • Jowood
  • Koch-Media
  • THQ

Records[edit]

Most Nominated[edit]

Most won[edit]

Notes[edit]