Will this Emmy nomination for ELEAGUE and League of Legends thrust eSports into the public eye?

ELEAGUE and League of Legends Get Emmy Nods

Will this Emmy nomination for ELEAGUE and League of Legends thrust eSports into the public eye?

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The nominations include Turner Broadcasting, as well as IMG, ELEAGUE, and Riot Games’ MOBA League of Legends

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According to the awards program, TBS’ ELEAGUE is nominated for Outstanding Trans-media Sports Coverage, Outstanding Live Graphic Design, and The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. These nominations are for ELEAGUE’s coverage on TBS and Twitch. The company was previously recognized and nominated for Set Design in 2017.

League of Legends is also nominated for Outstanding Live Graphic Design, specifically for Riot Games’ YouTube channel. Since ELEAGUE’s is also nominated in this category, the two eSports broadcasts will be competing against each other.

The world of sports television grows larger with each passing year and this year was no exception. The 39th Sports Emmy Awards encompassed a record-setting number of entries across multiple categories and the level of quality continues to show the growth and seemingly, unlimited potential of what is available for the sports viewing audience.

— Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS

If ELEAGUE or Riot Games wins in their respective Emmy categories, what does this mean for eSports in general? Since this award recognizes excellence in television and is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television, could this be the next major step for eSports to advance into the public eye?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. ANd as always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more eSports news as it develops. 


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