The CS:GO player awards will crown the best performing players and teams of each year. A live ceremony is held every year at IEM Katowice and will debut at the 2023 event.
The award will be given in three categories: player of the year, team of the year, and breakthrough of the year. As a one-off award, the player of the decade will be awarded during a live ceremony on stage at IEM Rio 2022.
Top players & a preselected amount of teams based on the average ESL WR Rating.
On screen talent verification by analysts or casters to ensure an accurate representation of the nominees.
Top Players (as per ESL World Ranking) vote their top players within the preselected shortlist towards each category.