We’re proud to announce an exceptional group of hosts, all of which are respected within the esports and gaming sectors for our 2017 Esports Industry Awards.
Hardy has been signed for a second year for Radio 1’s monthly video games show and has a great deal of experience in hosting TV shows and events. Her CV includes presenting duties for the BAFTA Games Awards for Challenge TV, hosting the Worldwide Minecraft Convention, presenting Videogame Nation and reporting on gaming and technology news for Sky. Julia continues to partner with mainstream brands such as her long term collaboration with Very.co.uk and has a new series launching soon on AOL, as well many TV shows in development with various networks.
Nicki has been the host presenter and pit-lane reporter for the FIA Formula E Championship since 2014 – the all electric racing championship on city street circuits round the world. Nicki is a huge e-sports fan and hosts the e-racing series at Formula E race weekends, plus the Visa Vegas e-race which had the biggest prize fund in e-racing history of 1 million dollars. She is also the anchor for CNN series ‘Supercharged’, a technology and motor show, and also CNN’s ‘Going Green’ eco show, along with commentating on Formula 1 on ESPN. Nicki is a familiar face hosting live events, credits include The Gadget Show Live, Goodwood TV, Confex 2014 & 2015, ICE Totally Gaming, VitaFoods, Marketing Week Live, Autosport International Show, ITV's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival after going green and the Bounce children’s festival.
OJ Borg is a broadcaster, filmmaker and owner of an original Amstrad CPC-464. With a Colour screen.
Having realised early on that he was no good at proper jobs OJ has worked on numerous TV and Radio shows over the years. From extreme gadget testing for Gizmodo on BBC America to hosting shows for ESL, OJ lists his major achievements as having not mortally offended anyone in the esports world yet & never having been beaten on Speedball 2.
Adam has spent the last 12months hosting the Activision UK games blog, producing and writing Endemol Shine’s Legends of Gaming Live, hosting and producing Dan TDM’s Live show at Multiplay’s Insomnia Gaming Festival as well as making a return to TV screens in Sky’s The First Hour on GINXeSportsTV. However, Adam has also brought his presenting experience to the forefront of major Esports events and championships as a Main Stage Host and player interviewer.
Working alongside commentators and analysts, Adam has worked with Gfinity on the Halo World Championship Qualifiers Series Live from Wembley Stadium as well as ESL UK across their Premiership CS:GO & League of Legends campaigns and Halo Fall Season Finals. He also brought viewers at home the very latest from the Call Of Duty World League Finals at COD XP on behalf of Activision in LA last summer and has recently worked with London MCM ComicCon across the ESL UK Premiership Hearthstone Finals.
He is hugely excited to join the Esports Industry Awards team this year and will be actively nabbing as much swag as he can on the night, so be sure to keep your goodie bags close to you at all times...