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Esports Illustrated Wins Digital Publication of the Year

Esports Illustrated is honored to announce its win at the 2023 Tempest Awards as the Digital Publication of the Year. As a new publication that launched in March of this year, ESI is humbled at the recognition and proud of its rapid growth in such a short time.

We would like to thank the esports industry as a whole for welcoming us with open arms. As the esports arm of Sports Illustrated, ESI has big shoes to fill and we are proud to have taken a step on that journey today.

In particular, ESI is proud to have been able to stand alongside powerhouse publications as fellow nominees including GamesBeat, The Esports Advocate, Digiday, and Sports Business Journal. ESI has made a commitment to focusing on emotional storytelling, highlighting the careers and accomplishments of notable esports competitors.

From the rise of VALORANT world champion Demon1 to the life and career of fighting game veteran Ricki Ortiz, ESI has built a reputation for detailed and authentic storytelling that has been recognized with this achievement.

"We're both humbled and honored to receive this recognition so early in our journey," said Esports Illustrated President Nafeeza Hassan. "At Esports Illustrated, our passion is amplifying the narratives of esports, and it's the games, communities, and events that fuel our mission. With exciting new content lined up, we’re eager for what lies ahead. Our heartfelt gratitude to the esports and gaming community for supporting us.”

As we head into our first full year as a publication, Esports Illustrated looks forward to building on the success achieved in these first few months and will remain focused on telling powerful, compelling stories about the esports world.

About Esports Illustrated

Created by the GaudHammer Gaming Group, Esports Illustrated (ESI) is an all-inclusive platform dedicated to the world of esports and gaming. ESI dives deep into the captivating world of esports, featuring in-depth storytelling that highlights players, leagues, and creators. ESI takes fans behind the scenes of major events and the biggest games.

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