VALORANT wins Esports Game of the Year for the third year in a row at the 2023 Esports Awards.
VALORANT has won Esports Game of the Year at the 2023 Esports Awards. Riot Games' popular FPS title was crowned the winners at the 2023 Esports Awards in Las Vegas earlier today.
VALORANT carries the torch for Riot Games at Esports Awards
It has been a big night for Riot Games and VALORANT in particular at the 2023 Esports Awards. The young FPS title rose above the likes of Rocket League and League of Legends to claim the award. This marked the third win in a row for VALORANT in this category.
Global head of VALORANT and VCT commissioner Leo Faria stepped up to take the award at Resorts World in Las Vegas. He then proceeded to talk about how VALORANT esports has developed this year in his acceptance speech.
"It is such an honor to be here on behalf of all of us at Riot Games," Faria said. "Thank you to the Esports Awards panel for this honor. We have had an incredible year in VALORANT. We are so humbled and grateful to be a part of this community. We launched three brand-new international leagues this year, we ran Challengers and Game Changers competitions all over the world, we ran global events. And that is all, of course, thanks to everyone who is part of our community.
"I want to thank the thousands of Rioters all around the world who make this a reality. All the pros, the teams, the casters, the observers, the production crew and tournament organizers. But, above all, I want to thank the players, the VALORANT community, the fans. Everything we do is for you. In a world where there are so many games and incredible entertainment choices, we are honored that you chose to be a part of the VALORANT community."
Riot Games also claimed the accolade for Esports Publisher of the Year. With Evil Geniuses' Christine "Potter" Chi and Max "Demon1" Mazanov winning the Esports Coach of the Year and Breakout Player of the Year respectively. Additionally, Mimi "aEvilcat" Wermcrantz topped the whole thing off by winning the award for Esports Desk Analyst of the Year.
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