2019 Tempest Awards Winners Announced During the Esports Business Summit

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2019 Tempest Awards Winners Announced During the Esports Business Summit. DrLupo, Goldenboy, ESPN, Fortnite, 100 Thieves, Mastercard, State Farm Named Among Top Honorees.

2019 Tempest Awards Winners Announced During the Esports Business Summit. DrLupo, Goldenboy, ESPN, Fortnite, 100 Thieves, Mastercard, State Farm Named Among Top Honorees.
Ed Boon, Sundance DiGiovanni Inducted into Hall of Fame as Esports Business Summit Announces Full 2019 Tempest Awards Winners.

The editors of Cynopsis Sports/Esports, Chief Marketer, and Event Marketer have announced the winners of the 2019 Tempest Awards.

This year’s Tempest Awards drew over 500 entries from around the globe. The winners were announced live onstage by ESPN host Ardal Ocal and a collection of guest presenters representing the ‘Who’s Who’ in esports to a sold-out audience. Over 250 of the esports elite convened to the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on September 11 during the Esports Business Summit to celebrate their peers in the most prestigious awards ceremony celebrating excellence in the business of esports.

"The 2019 Tempest Awards continues to bring together the esports community for a night that included touching tributes, surprises, laughs and more. It continues to be an honor to host this event and we thank everyone involved in making it such as success!" -Chris Pursell, Chairman of Events at Esports Business Summit.

Some of the night’s top honors went to:

Sentinel Award: Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo

Ambassador Award for Personality of the Year: Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez

2019 Tempest Awards Hall of Fame inductees:
Ed Boon, Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat & Injustice and Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios
Sundance Di Giovanni, Co-founder. Major League Gaming and CTRL

Best Endemic Brand Activation of the Year: Samsung/Super League Gaming

Best Non-Endemic Brand Activation of the Year: Mastercard, FRUCT, Riot Games, Rogers & Cowan, Twitch

Best Consumer Media Outlet: ESPN

Best Social Media Experience: NBA 2K

Best New Esports Event/Series of the Year: Fortnite World Cup/NGE

Team of the Year: 100 Thieves

To view the complete list of winners, click here. Registration for the 2020 Esports Business Summit is open. Click here to register at lowered rates. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact ffazio@accessintel.com.

Access Intelligence, is a privately held, b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, MD, serving the marketing, media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include PR News, Ad Exchanger, AdMonsters, Cynopsis, Cablefax, Folio:, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Defense Daily Network, AviationToday, Studio Daily; Power, and Via Satellite. Market-leading conferences and trade shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Summits, The Folio: Show, Experiential Marketing Summit, SATELLITE 2018, OR Manager, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, and Electric Power.

Cynopsis and Cynopsis Sports, are read by more than 100,000 executives in sports and television in over 58 countries. Cynopsis eSports offers exclusive Q&As, expert data insights, the top business stories of the week, hot trailers and coming events in order to connect the dots for the gaming industry, brands, technology, media and audiences.

Chief Marketer's 200,000 annual readers and attendees come from all marketing functions and levels at consumer package goods & manufacturing, retail, media & entertainment, financial, business services, hi-tech, as well as travel & hospitality companies, and the agencies that serve them.

Event Marketer serves the information needs of strategic brand-side event marketers and agency executives across the spectrum of face-to-face marketing. EM’s portfolio includes the flagship magazine, EM Buzz enewsletter, the annual Experiential Marketing Summit executive conference, the Ex Awards, the Experience Design & Technology Awards and more.

Esports Business Summit brings together the entire esports ecosystem to learn, network, and to close business, giving the market a context and direction. To register, click here.

The HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, located at Luxor Hotel & Casino, is the first dedicated esports arena on the Strip and the flagship venue of Allied Esports’ global property network spanning North America, Europe and China. The state-of-the-art arena has hosted some of the most popular tournaments and high-profile events that excelled at both gamer satisfaction and broadcast quality streaming.

The facility was built to deliver the highest level of gameplay through the fastest PCs, best peripherals and supporting technology. It is not only a world-class championship destination and content production facility for tournaments and high-stakes matchups but an impactful and exciting environment that checks all the boxes for activations and specialty events. For competition schedules and more information, visit hyperxesportsarenalasvegas.com and follow @HyperXESALV. For more information about Allied Esports and its global network of properties, visit AlliedEsports.gg and follow @AlliedEsports.

Sarah Szczesny
E-mail: sszczesny@accessintel.com
Phone: (203) 899-8456

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