s1mple, sh1ro, karrigan among attendees of the HLTV Award Show
Find out who will be attending the ceremony on the 14th of January.
The HLTV Award Show 2022 presented by 1xBet will take place this Saturday, 14 January. The event will host the unveiling of the #1 player of 2022, the best team and highlight of the year, the best women's team of the year, and the best women's player of the year. In addition, the panel-voted role-based awards will be handed out to their winners.
The Award Show will take place in the brand-new high-tech Space Arena in Stockholm and will feature 300 notable industry members in attendance. Viewers can watch at home by tuning into the live broadcast on our Twitch channel.
The broadcast will begin at 18:00 and will be hosted by Jasmine "Veracity" Kanuga, Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen. The pre-show and red carpet will take place from 18:30 onwards, where our notable guests will arrive at the venue and then at 19:30 the presentation of the panel awards will kick off the main show.
While some teams were unable to make the event due to previous commitments, our celebration of Counter-Strike is set to have some big names in attendance. This includes Polish legends Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, and Filip "NEO" Kubski, members of the best Swedish lineups Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist, and Jesper "JW" Wecksell.
Also in attendance are a plethora of nominees including Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov, as well as complete Nigma Galaxy and CLG Red squads.
Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt were previously announced to be in attendance, however, due to ESL Challenger League scheduling clashes, they can no longer be present.
The list of confirmed guests includes:
Finn "karrigan" Andersen
Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy
Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy
Alexander "Lk-" Lemeshev
Amiran "aMi" Rehviashvili
Igor "w0nderful" Zhdanov
Robert "Patsi" Isyanov
Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov
Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov
Mounira "GooseBreeder" Dobie
Vivienne "BiBiAhn" Quach
Kelsie "uhKelsie" Click
Coline "Kaoday" Le Floc'h
Marissa "madss" Dasta
Viktor "flashie" Tamás Bea
Ksenia "vilga" Kluenkova
Ana "ANa" Dumbravă
Victoria "tory" Kazieva
Alexandra "twenty3" Timonina
Katarína "Kat" Vašková
Ricardo "JTR" Júnior
Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Jesper "JW" Wecksell
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Robin "flusha" Rönnquist
Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg
Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer
Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski
Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski
Filip "NEO" Kubski
Vladyslava "Vladyslava_Z" Zakhliebina
Anastasija "Heccu" Tolmačeva
Henry "HenryG" Greer
Adam "Dinko" Hawthorne
Alex "hawka" Hawkins
David "DAVEY" Stafford
Joona "natu" Leppänen
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl
Mikail "Maikelele" Bill
William "draken" Sundin
Maikil "Golden" Selim
Jack "Jackinho" Ström Mattsson
Robin "robiin" Sjögren
Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel
Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy
Daniel "djL" Narancic
Björn "THREAT" Pers
... and more
Jasmine "Veracity" Kanuga
Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez
Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill
Pala "Mantrousse" Gilroy Sen
Milan "Striker" Švejda
Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin
As mentioned before HLTV will award multiple awards on top of the panel awards which are decided by a mixture of active professional players, on-air talent, and HLTV writers. For more information on the panel awards check out our article on who voted and how it works.
The award list is as follows below.
HLTV Awards presented by 1xBet:
- Player of the year
- Team of the year (FaZe, G2, Natus Vincere)
- Highlight of the year (m0NESY vs. MIBR, ropz vs. G2, broky vs. Astralis)
- Women's player of the year (ANa, Olga, vilga)
- Women's team of the year (Nigma Galaxy, FURIA fe, CLG Red)
- Rookie of the year (m0NESY, Patsi, w0nderful)
Panel awards presented by 1xBet:
- IGL of the year (cadiaN, karrigan, Jame)
- AWP of the year (sh1ro, s1mple, ZywOo)
- Opener of the year (NiKo, stavn, YEKINDAR)
- Closer of the year (Ax1Le, KSCERATO, ropz)
- Anchor of the year (NAF, Perfecto, sjuush)
- Coach of the year (B1ad3, RobbaN, sAw)
- Best five of the year
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