LoL Dominates The Game Awards 2019 Esports Category
Posted 17th December 2019 By: Derpina    258 Views
Esports News – The Game Awards return for its fifth edition this 2019 to recognize the best games, teams, tournaments, and developers in the industry. The competition is tight this year, and huge gaming companies are neck and neck. Regardless, some remain consistent. Riot Games, for one, brought home numerous awards once more.
League of Legends dominated the Esports Awards category, defeating relatively new and huge esports games and tournaments in 2019. It won the Best Esports Game and Best Esports Event for this year’s League of Legends World Championship. For individual and minor awards, LoL also received recognitions from the following categories:
Best Esports Coach
Eric “adreN” Hoag (Team Liquid, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Nu-ri “Cain” Jang (Team Liquid, League of Legends)
Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz (OG, Dota 2)
Danny “Zonic” Sørensen (Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) – Winner
Best Esports Team
Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
G2 Esports (League of Legends) – Winner
OG Esports (Dota 2)
San Francisco Shock (Overwatch League)
Team Liquid (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Best Esports Player
Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf – Winner
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
Luka “Perkz” Perkovic
Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
Jay “Sinatraa” Won
The Game Awards 2019 Reveals
The event also served as a platform for developers to introduce new games and teasers. Riot Games took this as an opportunity to unveil its first set of games under the Riot Forge label. With the help of indie developers from across the globe, Riot Forge will soon release Ruined King: A League of Legends Story and Convergence on all gaming platforms.
Texas-based indie dev studio Airship Syndicate will develop Ruined King. It’s a plot-based RPG title set after the grim events of Burning Tides. The game will allow players to explore the city of Bilgewater and the Shadow Isles for the first time.
Meanwhile, 2D action game developer Double Stallion Games head the production of Convergence. It’s a single-player game that takes place in Zaun, LoL’s City of Iron and Glass. The protagonist, Ekko, is an amateur inventor who can manipulate time using his indigenous device.