Congratulations TO OUR 2023 Winners

2023 Luminaries

  • Amber Dalton

    Senior Director of Global Events
  • Angela Roseboro

    Chief Esports Officer
    Roseboro Group & Former CDO, Riot Games
  • Steve Spohn

    Senior Director of Development
    AbleGamers Charity

2023 Winners

Best Charity or Social Good Initiative Diversity & Inclusion

Winner The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023
  • The Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Bowl Presented by USAA
  • Level Up University
  • Uplink makes better gamers and better humans
  • MTA Gaming

Best Collegiate/Amateur/Semi-Pro Event Event

Winner MFAM Gauntlet Presents OSU v. UM Rivalry Series
  • Red Bull Flick Invitational Copenhagen 2022
  • 14th IESF World Esports Championship
  • Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup Texas
  • NACE Starleague Fall 2022 Grand Finals

Best Content Creation Campaign/Initiative Brand

Winner Twitch Rivals, NFLPA & Gamefam - Streamer Bowl IV ft. Fortnite
  • ONE Esports x Marriott Bonvoy – Capturing the hearts and minds of esports and travel fans
  • Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 Streamer Event
  • The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023
  • NFL Tuesday Night Gaming

Best Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative Diversity & Inclusion

Winner Level Up University
  • The FAMEHERGAME Programme
  • HBCU + College netWORK - GenG
  • Allied Esports
  • UNO!™ Mobile Wildcard Series

Best Endemic Brand Activation Brand

Winner Call of Duty®: NEXT
  • AT&T Annihilator Cup Year 3
  • Xfinity 10G Super Bowl Experience
  • Team Vitality V.BOAT
  • Zero Opposition

Best Esports and Gaming Crossover Gaming

Winner Twitch Rivals, NFLPA & Gamefam - Streamer Bowl IV ft. Fortnite
  • The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023
  • Call of Duty®: NEXT
  • NFL Tuesday Night Gaming
  • MFAM Gauntlet at UFC X 2023

Best In-Game Brand Activation Brand

Winner Lunchables “Lunchabuild This” Campaign: The Multiverse of Metaverses
  • Gen.G + Crocs Aespa Concert in the Metaverse
  • Rocket League Spring Major Live Stream in Ally Arena

Best Mobile Gaming Event Event

Winner The 2023 Pokemon World Championships
  • Snapdragon Pro Series
  • Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2022

Best New Event/League Event

Winner Paris Major 2023
  • Snapdragon Pro Series
  • VALORANT Challengers League

Best Non-Endemic Brand Activation Brand

Winner P&G Battle of the Paddles
  • The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023
  • MFAM Gauntlet at UFC X 2023
  • Chipotle Levels Up With the Fighting Gaming Community (FGC)
  • Give Odor the Bird
  • DoorDash: Battle of the Brands Season 2

Best Sustainability Initiative Brand

Winner Subway Surfers: Play 2 Plant
  • Green Game Jam 2023
  • Unity ESG

Best Use of Innovation in a Broadcast Event

Winner Call of Duty League Majors
  • Call of Duty®: NEXT
  • The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023

Brand of the Year Brand

Winner Xfinity
  • AT&T
  • ELEVATED presented by Progressive
  • Ally
  • The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023

Collegiate Esports Program of the Year Team

Winner Gen.G + University of Kentucky Campus Takeover
  • Johnson C. Smith University Esports/Gaming Trifecta
  • Clark University Esports
  • TSMU

Console Esport of the Year Gaming

Winner NBA 2K League
  • Street Fighter VI
  • Madden

Esports Event of the Year Event

Winner Evo presented by Chipotle
  • 2022 League of Legends World Final
  • Paris Major 2023
  • IEM Rio MAJOR 2022
  • 2022 Overwatch League Grand Finals

Esports League of the Year Event

Winner VALORANT Champions Tour
  • eMLS Season 2023
  • NBA 2K League (2023 Season)
  • eSerie A TIM
  • Apex Legends Global Series

Esports Team of the Year Team

Winner Gen.G Mobil 1 Racing/Gen.G Mobil 1 Racing Black
  • M80
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Team Vitality Counter-Strike Roster
  • Team Vitality Rocket League Roster

Publication of the Year, Digital Marketing

Winner Esports Illustrated
  • VentureBeat/GamesBeat
  • The Esports Advocate
  • Digiday
  • Sports Business Journal

Publication of the Year, Multimedia Marketing

Winner ONE Esports - Celebrating esports heroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams and inspiration
  • theScore Esports
  • Gaming World Media

Supporting Agency of the Year, Non-production Marketing

Winner xQc’s Non-Exclusive $100M Deal
  • Sheldon Strategy & Consulting
  • JSA+Partners
  • DKC Sports + Esports

Supporting Agency of the Year, Production Marketing

Winner Esports Engine
  • Magic 30: Planeswalker Lairs
  • eChampions League Tournament and Broadcast
  • eSerie A TIM
  • We Are Esports

Watch List honorees

  • SM Lahti

    Head of Marketing and Content
  • Tony Yuan

    Director of Gaming
  • Madeline Pound

    Sales Director
  • Kevin Simon

    Manager, Brand Marketing, Gaming & Innovation Lead
  • Joe Jenkins

    Head of Esports


  • Nafeeza Hassan

  • Michele Morrow

    Under Pressure Productions
  • Isaac Robinson Smith

  • Lawrence "BiggWest" West Sr.

    General Manager & Head Coach


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