The Esports Awards, an annual event celebrating the best in esports, will be hosting its fourth Awards on November 16, for the first time moving out of its home in London and flying across the pond to the Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
This also means that, for the first time, the Esports Awards will offer general admission to fans to attend the state of the art, purpose-built esports facility to make the event truly global and inclusive.
â€We are extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Esports Awards for the next three years,â€ said Jonathon Oudthone, president of Esports Stadium Arlington, in a statement. â€œBy hosting the Esports Awards at our state-of-the-art facility, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of becoming the central hub for esports in North America. We wouldnâ€™t be the most prestigious esports venue without hosting the most prestigious esports awards show on the planet.â€
The Esports Awards will also be partnering with the City of Arlington to deliver the Esports Awards. Arlington will become the official Destination Partner for the Esports Awards, offering visitors the opportunity to take in the best of Arlington, from the AT&T Stadium to Globe Life Park and the newly developed Texas Live entertainment center. Arlington will also be sponsoring two awards at the Esports Awards ceremony: Esports Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year, showing their commitment to supporting the growth of esports and putting Texas on the map as a premier esports destination.
â€œThe Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Arlington have been very welcoming, and we feel very comfortable that our new home will deliver the biggest and best Esports Awards to date,â€ said Tom Mercey, CEO and Co-founder of the Esports Awards. â€œWe are humbled and excited at the opportunity to host the awards in a city with such high sporting and events acumen. Our audience can look forward to a few surprises along the way to what will be a defining ceremony for the Esports Awards.â€
The first nominees were also announced for the Community Awards, with awards such as Personality of the Year and Streamer of the Year now eligible for fan-voting by visiting the Esports Awards website.