2019 Shortlist

IEM Katowice 2019

Entrant: ESL

  • Best Engagement Through Esports & Gaming
IEM Katowice 2019

How does this represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

This year’s event is the world's most-attended esports event as well as the most-watched ESL tournament series in the company’s 20 year history. Not only is this a testament to the elite status of the event, but also to the growth of the industry as a whole.

As the world’s longest-running pro-gaming circuit, it continues to fuel innovation for the industry year after year. It promoted diversity and inclusion in esports and expanded horizons and opportunities on a global scale, from amateur gamers to families to esports enthusiasts. With multiple digital and linear distribution partners, an expanded esports festival, and integration of cutting-edge technology, ESL has broadened its commitment to lead esports and create opportunities for fans and players at all levels. With this event, ESL hopes to inspire esports organizations to continue innovating the industry and growing the esports audience to create a world where everybody can be somebody.