Esports Awards season is back and Boise State is making a strong showing in this year’s nominations. The Scholars Collegiate Gaming Awards recently announced their list of finalists for this year. The same organization that runs the Esports Awards, which recognizes achievements in the esports industry as a whole, also runs Scholars. Boise State had a strong showing in this years nominations. Students, coaches, and the program as a whole, earned nominations for awards in multiple categories.
Program & Club of the Year
Boise State earned nominations in serval categories recognizing the program and university as a whole. Boise State is a finalist for Collegiate Program of the Year, Club of the Year, Tournament Organizer, Team of the Year, and Institution of the Year. These awards not only highlight Boise State’s incredible performance in competitive events, but also its incredible production squad and its state of the art esports arena which hosts several notable events each year.
On an individual level, several varsity Broncos were nominated for various awards. Notable Rocket League player Emiliano “Durtho” Flores earned nominations for Collegiate Player of the Year and Collegiate Student Leader of the Year. Durtho wasn’t the only Rocket League player nominated. Freshman Preston Ferrante also clinched a nomination for Player of the Year. Overwatch players made a strong showing as well. Joey “Gob” Paci and John “Chosen” Rinella achieved nominations for player of the year, and Johnathan “Clear” Foraker for Collegiate Student Leader of the year. Rounding out the student nominations was Valorant player Ian “Rereianna” Perfit for Player of the Year. Altogether, that’s five Broncos nominated for Player of the year, and two for Collegiate Student Leader of the year.
The Scholars Awards take place November 27 & 28th. Voting is currently open for all of the finalists in all categories. Those wishing to vote for Boise State can do so by following this link. Hopefully the Broncos will do just as well in the awards as they do in this years tournaments!
Written by Jacob Palmer