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Overview

ENTER THE ARENA OF SUCCESS

The Tempest Awards acknowledges the esports and gaming industry’s most innovative companies and executives, with categories that span production, talent, and technology. Judged by key members of the community, these awards serve as North America’s top honors for the brands, the teams, the leagues, the players and the business leaders driving the competitive gaming industry.

Categories

Industry Impact Awards

These awards recognize the influence of games, events, and brands in shaping the esports landscape. 

Creator, Talent, Innovation, Creativity Awards

This group celebrates creative achievements and innovative approaches within the industry, including awards for unique campaigns, technological advancements, and creative content delivery. 

Community and Inclusion Awards

These awards highlight efforts toward social good, inclusivity, and community engagement within gaming and esports.

Marketing, Agency and Engagement Awards

Focused on the business and promotional side of esports, these awards acknowledge the best in brand activation, both endemic and non-endemic, and other marketing successes:

Eligibility

To be eligible, campaigns must have been executed (either partially or in full) between August 2023 and July 2024.

PRICING

Early Bird Rate

$299
Valid until June 7, 2024

Standard Rate

$349
Valid until June 28, 2024

Late Deadline Rate

$399
Valid until July 17, 2024

2023 WINNERS

Best Charity or Social Good Initiative Diversity & Inclusion

Winner The State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 2023
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • The FAMEHERGAME Programme
  • HBCU + College netWORK - GenG
  • Allied Esports
  • UNO!™ Mobile Wildcard Series

Best Endemic Brand Activation Brand

Winner Call of Duty®: NEXT
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • 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
Finalists
  • Snapdragon Pro Series
  • Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2022

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