eSports at The Game Awards 2015
Recently, the Award ceremony of The Game Awards 2015 was held in Los Angeles. Of 19 nominations there were 3 related to eSports. The best games were chosen by jury of over 30 industry specialists from all over the world. As concerns eSports, a special consultative group was created. It compounded of the representatives of eSports mass media and the editors of European eSports websites. ReDeYe, djWHEAT and Carmac, as well as the representatives of GosuGamers, IGN, GameSpot, Redbull eSport, YouTube Gaming, Brietbart were the members of the jury. Together they chose the best player, title and team.
The best eSports game of the year according to The Game Awards 2015 is CS:GO, which has enjoyed a substantial increase of viewership and playership over the recent 3 years. In November there were 9 209 514 unique players, with at least 400 000 people playing the game every day.
The best eSports athelete is Kenny "kennyS" Schrub. The player transfered to CS:GO from CS: Source. He's considered to be one of the fastest and most accurate CS:GO snipers of the world. He took 5 first places with his teams in 2015 (at Dream HackCluj-Napoca, DreamHack London, Extreme Masters Gamescom, Gamers Assembly).
The best eSports team is OpTic Gaming from the US. It has Call of Duty and Halo squads. Among CoD players, this team is the most popular.