Riot Games is currently busy tinkering with the features-heavy pre-season of League of Legends. Eight years after the popular game was released, it is with certainty that the developer still has room in its trophy cabinet.
The nominees for The Game Awards 2017 were revealed earlier today, and the popular free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game is featured in at least one major category. League of Legends has the opportunity to snag the prestigious “Best Esports Game” award this year.
Below are the other nominees that the game is going up against. It will undoubtedly be a difficult run because of some very strong mentions in the category. You can help by placing your vote by heading to the official website.
Best Esports Game
Counter-Strke: Global Offensive (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Rocket League (Psyonix)
The community would be thrilled to know that Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, regarded as the best League of Legends player in the world, is up for the “Best Esports Player” award. In addition, his beloved team–SK Telecom T1–is also running for the “Best Esports Team” award. The South Korean powerhouse is a three-time world champion that placed second this year in a major upset.
Best Esports Player
Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty – Overwatch)
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid – Dota 2)
Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1 – League of Legends)
Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Nikola “NiKo” Kovac (FaZE Clan – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Best Esports Team
SK Telecom T1
The Game Awards 2017 will take place on December 7 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Those unable to attend in person will be able to watch the livestream from the comfort of their homes.