The 2023 Sports Emmy Awards ceremony will be a momentous occasion for the esports industry, as it marks the first time that the Outstanding Esports Championship Coverage category will be recognized with an Emmy award. This recognition is a testament to the growth and success of the esports industry, as well as the outstanding coverage of esports championships that has captivated audiences around the world.
The nominees for the 2023 Emmy for Outstanding Esports Championship Coverage represent some of the most exceptional coverage events in the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the standout nominees.
DOTA: The International 2022
Valve Corporation’s DOTA 2 The International is one of the biggest events in the esports calendar, and the 2022 edition was no exception. The coverage provided by Valve was top-notch, with expert commentary, behind-the-scenes access, and interactive features that kept viewers engaged throughout the event.
LoL: League of Legends World Championship 2022
Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championship is another major event in the esports calendar, and the 2022 edition was a masterclass in esports championship coverage. With multiple camera angles, expert commentary, and interactive features, Riot Games provided a viewing experience that was second to none.
CSGO: BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022
The BLAST Premier Fall Final 2022 is a significant event given it was one of the final events of the year, setting the stage for the start of the 2023 CSGO competitive season. As such, it will be an opportunity for teams to showcase their skills and build momentum heading into the new year. Not to mention they will host the final major before we welcome CS2.
COD: 2022 Call of Duty League Championship
The 2022 Call of Duty League Championship Weekend was a major esports event that took place in August 2022. The tournament featured 12 of the top Call of Duty teams from around the world competing for a $2 million prize pool. The tournament was full of thrilling moments and intense competition, with some of the best Call of Duty players in the world showcasing their skills. The winning team, FaZe Clan, took home the championship title and the $800,000 grand prize.
Valorant: VCT Champions 2022 Grand Final
The VCT Champions 2022 Grand Final was the final event of the Valorant Champions Tour, which took place in December 2022. The tournament featured the top 16 Valorant teams from around the world competing for a $1.5 million prize pool. VCT Champions 2022 Grand Final In the end, the Grand Final was won by the Korean team, Vision Strikers, who defeated the North American team, 100 Thieves, in a thrilling five-game series. Vision Strikers took home the championship title and the $700,000 grand prize.
These are just a few of the standout nominees for the 2023 Emmy for Outstanding Esports Championship Coverage. All of the nominees represent the very best in esports championship coverage, providing viewers with an immersive and exciting viewing experience that has helped to propel esports to new heights.
As esports continues to grow, we can expect to see even more exceptional coverage events that push the boundaries of what is possible in the industry. The recognition of the Outstanding Esports Championship Coverage category at the Sports Emmy Awards is a clear sign that esports has arrived as a major player in the world of sports and entertainment, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.