After a ton of competition, Valorant is your Esports Game of the Year at the 2021 Esports Awards, which was streamed live from Arlington, TX.

After a brilliant year, Riot Games’ Valorant is the Esports Game of the Year at the 2021 Esports Awards.

Valorant impressed with its first year of competition including two majors and several regional LCQs that were done on LAN in an age where events were constantly shifted. Riot says that they not only will be expanding on the Valorant esports programs but also will be doubling down on their Game Changers program in 2022. Congrats to Riot Games!

Esports Game of the Year Nominees

  • League of Legends
  • VALORANT [Winner]
  • Free Fire
  • CS:GO
  • Call of Duty
  • Rocket League
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Overwatch

Here were the nominees for this year’s award. All of these titles had a great year, with the redemption of several after stalling out during the pandemic. CS:GO in particular came back with a bang with their first major in 2 years, though that was during the voting period. Overwatch League continued to chug along, bringing some consistancy to a period that was fraught with delays. Dota 2 returned to its first International in two years as well due to the pandemic.

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.

For more on the Esports Awards, don’t forget to check out the full list of winners.

Dustin Steiner - Americas Editor

Dustin Steiner

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Americas Editor for, Dustin Steiner brings a decade of esports newsroom experience to bring fans what they need to know, helping them keep their finger on the pulse of esports as it happens. When he's not helping run the newsroom, you can find him grinding it out on Smash Ultimate, Final Fantasy 14, or probably binge watching Gundam.