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They won alongside other notable dignitaries in the annual awards for esports.
Big names in the CS:GO world walked away with awards in the recent Esports Awards 2021. Held at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the awards event was held in celebration of the achievement that organizations and brands around the world achieved in esports, despite working in the challenging pandemic environment that many faced till today.
The biggest name on the list has to be Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, who won the PC Esports Player award. The win is much sweeter at the back of him and his team’s win at the recent PGL Major Stockholm, where Na’Vi walked away with the trophy and himself was crowned as the MVP of the event.
Not to be outshined, Valerii ‘b1t‘ Vakhovskyi also won the award as PC Rookie of the Year. He was also a key contributor to Na’Vi’s win at the Major. He won against Dmitry ‘sh1ro’ Sokolov (CS:GO), Kyle ‘Danny’ Sakamaki (LoL) and Adam ‘Adam’ Maanane (LoL), among others.
VALORANT meanwhile won Game of the Year, with Riot Games winning both broadcast/production Team of the year as well as Publisher of the Year. VALORANT beat other games including League of Legends, Free Fire, and Dota 2.
Other notable wins include 100 Thieves winning the Esports Organization of the Year, Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty) winning the Esports team of the Year award, and Shanghai Dragon’s coach Moon ‘Moon’ Byung-Chul winning Esports coach of the year award.