The Esports Awards night is an annual celebration put on to distinguish the best representatives in the esports industry. These include players, coaches, teams, journalists, casters, streamer, photographers and more. Many people were recognized throughout the evening for their commitment to the industry and the impact they have made within it. It's through the collaboration of all involved that esports are thriving more than ever, and to have a night to celebrate everything that makes the industry so great, is special for a number of reasons.
Veteran players and rookies alike were able to get a chance to shine on stage once again and the biggest winner of the night was 16-year-old Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, a young man who exploded into the esports scene through the hit game Fortnite. Bugha received the 'PC Rookie of the Year' award as well as the 'PC Player of the Year.'
Bugha is having one of the best years a young man like himself can ever have. He solidified himself as one of the best (if not the absolute best) Fortnite players in the world after taking home the first place trophy during the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals. Taking home the $3,000,000 winnings, Bugha had reached the peak of professional gaming and instantly became one of the most recognizable faces in Fortnite.
Winning 'PC Rookie of the Year' seemed almost a given for Bugha, but securing the 'PC Player of the Year' is extremely impressive beating out a number of big names stars that included Jay "sinatraa" Won, Luka "Perkz" Perković and Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev.
It's insane to think that Bugha is just 16 years old. To have won the biggest tournament in the game of his choice, with some of the biggest earnings in all of the esports scene, is a feat that will forever be remembered as he progresses through his career. The future is bright for the young man and taking home awards in 'PC Rookie of the Year' and 'PC Player of the Year' is only the beginning of what he can do.