Esports Insider doesn't just write industry news. It provides those in the industry and those who want to get into the industry with the knowledge needed to truly understand what drives the sport – from identifying emerging trends to pinpointing investment goals.
Covering the business side of the industry is not an easy task, but an important one. It requires a comprehensive and far-reaching depth of knowledge, a multitude of connections and always on the ball. It's nothing special and it's usually not what the average esports fan is interested in, but I would argue that industry reporting is as important as occasional and fan-oriented reporting. To really have a holistic understanding of Esport, you need to know how it works, what changes, and what history it has. Our team works tirelessly to make this happen.
From June 2019 to June 2020, we wrote, edited and published well over 1,700 articles – from news to interviews with stakeholders and key people to opinions on insightful long-form pieces. You may remember that we published the exact revenue share for PUBG esports in 2019, or the industry-rattling look at whether gaming chairs are really gaming or our exclusive report on  eventual sale of OpTic Gaming . This is just a tiny selection of many important and unique stories, of which there are literally hundreds.
While over 1,700 articles for the other publications may appear to be beginners both inside and outside of sports, you need to consider our coverage. We don't deal with squad moves, game results or the latest drama – our tact is the industry itself. For everyone, this is a hell of a lot of reporting when you look at the strict subject.
It is not always easy, it is not always easy and – like in the broader media industry – certainly not always financially fruitful, but it is always worthwhile. On a personal level, it's an amazing feeling to know that we offer a service that no other publication in the world offers. Every single day Esports Insider grows is a reward in itself, but I have to make a simple request.
Please consider nominating Esports Insider as "Esport Reporting Website of the Year" at this year's Esports Awards. Of course not for me or my ego. For our great team of freelancers who work hard to make sure you're up to date and for those who are behind the scenes of design and technology for their invaluable contributions. For Sam Cooke, our CEO, who cares more about the industry than most people and ensures that she gets the best possible coverage. For the sport itself to show that industry reporting is important and valued.
Of course we will continue to do what we have made a name for, regardless of the outcome here. It is in no way the be-all and end-all, but it is certainly a nice pat on the back to the above. My praise unfortunately goes only so far and I would only write this if I really believe that they deserve a little more.
If you think Esports Insider deserves a Site of the Year coverage for Esports, please appreciate it. If you don't, thank you for reading this anyway. You can nominate here for any publication that you think deserves the best .