The Game Awards are nearly upon us and we wanted to do a quick preview of some of the categories and give our own thoughts on who could walk away with the win. Every single name on this list deserves to be here as they’re all talented hosts with extensive knowledge in their respective areas.

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere – When it comes to presentation Sjokz has a wealth of experience. From television presenter to reporter, esports player to beauty pageant contestant, to hosting the European League of Legends Championship.

Alex “Machine” Richardson – Host and Commentor for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, he’s lent his immense talents to more than 10 different events over the past three years. For 2019 he helped to call the action for events such as StarLadder Berlin Major and Intel Extreme Masters XIII – Katowice Major.

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner – Redeye has been hosting video game content as far back as 2002. He’s commentated for over 15 different games in his career. This year and last he was host for DOTA2’s The International with this year marking his fourth time as such.

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Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez – Some may call him the voice of esports, he’s
lent his considerable talent to the Fortnite World Cup, CEO Fighter Fest, The Overwatch Grand Finals and more. Goldenboy transcends games and genres and brings an infectious energy that cannot be denied.

Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang – Candice is a rising star out of the Chinese LPL region. She’s a must-interview at every international event for her playful banter and passion for the game. North American fans don’t get to see much of her because she’s usually casting in Chinese, but keep an eye out for her at MSI this year.

Who Should Win? Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez has been everywhere in 2019 from Overwatch to Fortnite to Wrestling there isn’t a single scene in the esports world that Goldenboy hasn’t touched in some way.

Who Will Win? Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez took home a similar award at the Esports Business Summit’s Tempest Awards at the HyperX Esports Arena this year. He delivered an emotional, teary eyed speech and we’re going to see it again at the Game Awards.

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