Mike Stubbs . Games . Tuesday 21st February 2017 . 09:33
BAFTA has announced the nominees for the AMD Esports Audience Award.
The award will be handed out on April 6th, at the BAFTA Game Awards, but will be the only award voted for by the public.
Clash Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Street Fighter V are the nominated titles, with fans able to vote on the BAFTA website until the end of March.
Christian Dotzauer, Sr. Manager, Channel Marketing of EMEA & APJ said: “AMD is thrilled to continue our commitment to esports with this award and through our sponsorship of professional gaming teams such as Evil Geniuses and Splyce. AMD technology delivers superior performance for esports and offers the performance and stability to help esports athletes to stay on top of the competition and to help gamers who want to compete like them. This sponsorship is incredibly important to AMD and truly highlights our long term commitment to bringing the best technology to esports enthusiasts and gamers the world over.”
Nick Button-Brown, Chair of BAFTA’s Games Committee said: “The British Academy Games Awards is about celebrating creativity and excellence of the very best of Games. Esports is such an exciting area of our industry, we are delighted to be able to celebrate, in our ceremony, the games that make esports great. Esports players and viewers are such a huge community, it makes so much sense for the community to pick its own winner, and I look forward to seeing who the community votes for.”