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During the pre gala event of Stockholm International Esport Awards the winners in the Nordic categories where announced under celebratory circumstances. I front of the VIP-crowd three esports extraordinaires received their engraved statuettes and got the honor of being the first ever to claim the titles in each of their own categories at Stockholm International Esport Awards.
The danish CS:GO-team Astralis received the award for Nordic Team Of The Year with the motivation:
”During the last year Astralis have showed that Counter-Strike from the Nordics are still a major force in the business by constantly placing in the very top in major tournaments all over the world.”
The Finnish Dota 2 super star Lasse ”MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen won Nordic Player Of The Year with the motivation:
”Since joining Team Liquid MATUMBAMAN have been one of the strongest shining esport stars in the Nordics with the win at International 2017 as a defining moment”
Swedish Dota 2-legend and streamer Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg claimed the win Nordic Broadcaster Of The Year for:
”AdmiralBulldog have transformed from one of the most popular competitive players to one of the top broadcasters in the Nordics continuing entertaining the masses every week”.