PUBG and Free Fire have solidified their status as giants of the gaming industry following their nominations for the Esports Game of the Year award at the 2021 Esports Awards.
Mobile games and electronic sports have experienced continuous growth over the past two years. Battle Royale games such as Free Fire and PUBG Mobile have been at the forefront of mobile gaming.
These titles have taken mobile gaming to new heights, breaking numerous esports revenue, downloads and audience records.
The Esports Awards are held annually to celebrate and commemorate the success of Esports titles, teams, players and leadership. The prices are divided between different categories, these being:
1.) Community award
2.) Industry award
3.) Creative awards
4.) Professional and on-air talent awards
The various nominees in the Community Awards category were announced earlier in May.
Recently, the Esports Awards revealed various subcategories in the industry awards section. Among them, the Esports Game of the Year was the most popular.
Garena’s Free Fire and Tencent’s PUBG Mobile were nominated in this category. Both of these titles have enjoyed tremendous success over the past year and also continued their extraordinary run in 2021. In addition to these games, the following titles were also nominated in this category:
1.) Valorant (Publisher: Riot Games)
2.) Rainbow Six Siege (publisher: Ubisoft)
3.) Overwatch (publisher: Blizzard Entertainment)
4.) Dota2 (publisher: Valve)
5.) Call of Duty (publisher: Activision)
6.) League of Legends (publisher: Riot Games)
7.) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Publisher: Valve)
8.) Rocket League (publisher: Psyonix)
Earlier at the Community Awards, Free Fire and PUBG Mobile were nominated in the Esports Mobile Game of the Year subcategory.
PUBG Mobile and Free Fire were also nominated in this category, which debuted at last year’s Esports Awards. Free Fire ended up winning in this category.
Among the other categories of the community awards, MortaL, the popular Indian streamer, was nominated in the Streamer of the Year category among big names in the industry such as DrDisrespect and Shroud.
MortaL has been nominated in this category for the second year in a row. At the 2020 Esports Awards, MortaL was nominated in two categories: Streamer of the Year and Mobile Esports Player of the Year.
He finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in these categories.
It would be interesting to see who takes home the Esports awards this year. The excitement among the fans for these prestigious awards is truly remarkable.