June 19, 2019 By Lisa
What do Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Simone Biles and SonicFox have in frequent? They’re all named alongside different main athletes who will probably be acknowledged on the ESPN ESPY 2019 Awards Ceremony. For the primary time, esport professionals will probably be awarded their very own prize class, together with 4 different new classes.
The nominees for the "Finest Second Esports" cowl a big a part of the skilled aggressive gaming trade. Nominees are exceptional moments in preventing video games, MOBA and first particular person shooter video games, in addition to competitions all over the world. The six nominees for the "Finest Second in Sport" are:
SonicFox wins Evo after altering sides (Dragon Ball FighterZ)
Group Liquid surprises world champion Invictus Gaming at MSI (Counter-Strike: World Offensive)
Cloud9 Wins Counter-Strike: The World Offensive in Boston
Astralis wins Katowice (Counter-Strike: World Offensive)
Invictus League of Legends World Championship
Spitfire wins the primary league Overwatch championship
Dominique "SonicFox" McLean and the Cloud9 crew have been additionally rewarded at The Sport Awards on the finish of 2018. They each received of their respective classes: Finest Participant and Finest Sports activities Group.
Annually, ESPY is synonymous with excellence in athletic efficiency and the awards ceremony started in 1993. The classes are elected by athletes, leaders, particular person sport consultants, broadcasters and followers. ESPN additionally companions with eBay to run the ESPYs contest the place winners could have the prospect to play Apex Legends in opposition to sports activities stars and celebrities in ESPN EXP Professional-Am. The $ 5 donation required for entry advantages Basis V, a corporation targeted on most cancers analysis.
The opposite 4 new classes are Finest Boxer, Finest MMA Fighter, Finest WWE Second and Finest Viral Second. Though not listed within the 4 nominees this 12 months, Esports may doubtlessly be nominated within the Finest Viral Second class because the sector continues to develop. The most effective superior athlete and one of the best male / feminine athlete can be an nearly inconceivable feat within the close to future, however there are a handful of classes that aren’t reserved for particular sports activities the place esport may win nominations. Even when it doesn’t final lengthy, being included within the ESPY with an unique class is a significant achievement and a brand new strategy to turn out to be recognized.