The Tempest Awards acknowledges the esports industry’s most innovative companies and executives, with categories that span production, talent, and technology. Judged by key members of the esports community, these awards serve as North America’s top honors for the brands, the teams, the leagues, the players and the business leaders driving the competitive gaming industry.
The Tempest Awards cover every aspect of this rapidly expanding space: Esports Executive of
the Year, Brand Activations, Tournaments, Venues, and so much more.
These tournaments and series set the stage for players of the future, offering high production value and enthusiastic fans to create an impactful event that resonated throughout the esports industry.
Nominees in this category were outstanding in their editorial coverage of esports, delivering top-notch content that resonated with audiences.
Awarded to the esports brand that best-leveraged technologies and social media to take their engagement experience to new heights.
This award honors a specific activation from an endemic esports brand (game publisher, technology provider, hardware supplier) that leveraged the power of gaming with smart and highly effective promotions to level up awareness.
Honoring the best in the business in establishing a competitive ecosystem for mobile games
This award honors a specific activation from a non-endemic brand that leveraged the power of gaming with smart and highly effective promotions to level up awareness.
These honorees kept audiences captivated with flawless and entertaining production and technology values throughout a virtual event. Implementing innovative ways to experience gameplay, and top-notch talent to forward the story. This award is specific to individual virtual events, not a virtual series of events.
The podcast that became the voice of the industry
Playing virtual sports never felt so good as watching these honorees deliver top-tier competitive play for fans.
Honoring the endemic or non-endemic brand that stood out among other brands and sponsors to engage with esports fans and players in authentic and relevant ways.
The schools not only built contenders in competitive play but also created a thriving esports ecosystem for students that goes beyond the token program
Recognizes an organizational executive in charge of digital efforts who leveraged a digital voice into a movement, made opportunity when others saw a mess, and took a tool and evolved it into a machine.
This category recognizes some of the best initiatives throughout the world of esports in launching diversity and inclusion programs, whether it comes from a grassroots level or the pro scene.
This category honors the best production and presentation of virtual tournaments and events experience from the past year. Fans flocked to see this event— across online platforms.
Featuring multiple events spanning at least six weeks, these contenders made the most of their seasons, kept fans riveted and established a champion in a battle for the ages.
This award honors the team that not only took home the gold but embraced its fans, invigorated sponsors, and grew its global brand.
This series (scripted or unscripted) went beyond the battles to put on a terrific show showcasing the world of esports.
Guiding us into the future, this award recognizes how a company leveraged technology to improve the esports experience, whether it was used for a broadcast, to measure data, improve workflow, etc.
For those that soldiered through the storm, became masters of the pivot, for the individual or team who exemplified innovation, leadership and heart in a time when all live esports events had to be canceled or postponed.
Extending the brand and feeding the fans, who delivered creative and successful merch that made us want to keep coming back for more? Teams, leagues, publishers, platforms, and content creators are all eligible.
An executive who delivered to the masses, efficiently and effectively through their marketing process
The force behind the scenes of an esports-related production who was master of their domain and delivered high-quality content to the masses
Honoring programs the impacted charitable causes, which organization best-leveraged reach within the community and its fans at changing the world and making it a better place?
The voice of a team, league, brands, etc. in the esports industry that owned their channels and kept followers coming back for more
Our annual roundup of the up-and-comers that are driving the dollars and fostering innovation across the esports industry.
The Tempest Awards are open to individuals and teams worldwide including: networks, MSOs, teams,
leagues, associations, universities, production companies/studios, producers, video game developers/producers,
website developers, app developers/producers, licensing companies, marketing companies, PR firms, ad
agencies, creative services teams, developers and more. Vendors are also eligible to enter on behalf of clients.
The program is open to both national and international entrants. Campaigns must have launched or debuted between August 1, 2020-July 15, 2021. Multiple entries are accepted, and a single entry can be entered into more than one category. Entrants may submit as many campaigns into as many categories as they wish.
Entries will be judged across key leaders in the esports industry.
Keep in mind the following as you prepare your entries:
Originality & Creativity
Execution & Concept
Overall Design & Presentation
Early Bird Deadline: July 15
Entries received by 11:59 PM ET on July 15th are $345 per entry.
Late Deadline: July 29
Entries received after July 15th will incur a $150 late fee and are $495 per entry.
PREPARE YOUR ENTRIES
Entering the Tempest Awards is even easier when you prepare your submission items in advance. See below for what you’ll need to have for each entry. Note: You’ll be able to review all entry questions and save your progress within the system as you go.