2020 has been a strange year, yet with esports tournaments being played mostly behind closed doors and many of our favorite online entertainers and streamers being stuck indoors, there have still been plenty of memorable moments.
We’re celebrating the great esports players, breakthrough content creators and incredible moments caught on stream in the second-ever Dexerto Awards. Once again you’ll be able to help decide who deserves the accolades by voting in our polls.
Our expert panel has whittled down the shortlists for each category. Below you’ll find 2020 categories and nominees as well as how you can get involved.
How to Vote
We’re running all of our polls on Twitter, which will be linked below, and you can vote in whichever category you’re interested in – be it for your favorite Counter-Strike player of 2020 or the ultimate Twitch clip of the year. Each poll will run for five days, and links to each one will be added here as soon as they go live. Check out the dates for each award below.
Dexerto Awards 2020 Categories
Esports Rookie of the Year
No aspiring pro would have dreamed of their debut season being played online, but many young stars thrived in 2020 with new blood rising to the top in virtually every major esport. Here are the top four young players of 2020.
Aurimas ‘Bymas’ Pipira got his big break in Counter-Strike when he briefly joined FaZe Clan as a stand-in. However, it wasn’t until he joined Mousesports in August that the young Lithuanian truly began to shine. Under the leadership of karrigan, the 17-year-old is beginning to live up to the hype, instrumental in all of their wins, and securing qualification to BLAST Fall Finals.
iLLeY (Call of Duty)
Indervir ‘iLLeY’ Dhaliwal was always destined for greatness in Call of Duty and fans were eagerly awaiting his rookie season. After turning 18 and signing with Dallas Empire, the youngster showed why he was touted as a prodigy. when he helped his team win the first Call of Duty League Championship.
(Image: Call of Duty League)
Philadelphia Fusion’s Kyung-bo ‘Alarm’ Kim became one of the Overwatch League’s very best Support players in his first full season as a pro. The 19-year-old wasn’t just the best rookie in the League, he was a top five player.
huanfeng (League of Legends)
19-year-old Tang ‘huanfeng’ Huan-Feng became an overnight sensation at Worlds 2020, carrying Suning to their first Grand Finals appearance. His journey has been incredible – shunned by his parents at just 12 and once living in poverty, he has overcome adversity, making him an inspiration to any LoL player who dreams of making it.
(Image: Riot Games)
Call of Duty Player of the Year
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