CS:GO’s B1t and Rocket League’s M0nkey M00n are your Esports Rookies of the Year at Esports Awards 2021.

The winners for Esports Rookie of the Year have been announced at the 2021 Esports Awards. Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez won the Controller Rookie of the Year coming out of Rocket League.

Here were the nominees in each category:

Esports PC Rookie of the Year

  • Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo
  • Adam ‘Adam’ Maanane
  • Ayaz ‘NAts’ Akhmetshin
  • Kyle ‘Danny’ Sakamaki
  • Dmitry ‘sh1ro’ Sokolov
  • Javier ‘Elyoya’ Prades Batalla
  • Se-hyun ‘Pelican’ Oh
  • Robin ‘Robinsongz’ Sung
  • Valerii ‘b1t’ Vakhovskyi [Winner]

b1t has been one of the stabilizing forces on Na’vi and helped guide them to the first CS:GO Major victory in two years. He was promoted from the Na’vi Junior lineup and helped Na’vi also win the CS:GO Intel Grand Slam, which netted the team $1,000,000 USD.

Esports Controller Rookie of the Year

  • Raúl ‘DmentZa’ Palazuelos
  • Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez
  • Jamie ‘Insight’ Craven
  • Evan ‘M0nkey M00n’ Rogez [Winner]
  • Eli ‘Standy’ Bentz
  • Andres ‘dreaz’ Jordan
  • Marc ‘MaRc_By_8.’ Domingo

M0nkey M00n has had an incredible 2021 with Team BDS, taking home multiple titles in EU.

The 2021 Esports Awards Show was streamed live from Arlington, TX at Esports Stadium Arlington and was attended by hundreds of the best and brightest the esports industry has to offer.

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