Get ready to immerse yourself in the adrenaline-fueled world of esports as we take a nostalgic trip back to the exhilarating moments that defined competitive gaming in 2022. From intense clashes between top teams to awe-inspiring individual performances, last year's Esports scene was filled with unforgettable highlights that left fans craving more. Join us as we revisit the epic battles and stunning custom trophies from 2022.
1. PGL Major Antwerp
In 2022, the highly anticipated PGL Major Antwerp took place, attracting some of the best CS: GO teams worldwide. This year's tournament saw intense competition, with all teams battling it out for the ultimate prize, the championship trophy.
Experience the mastery of FaZe Clan as they captivate 175 million spectators with their exceptional skills, seamless teamwork, and strategic brilliance. In the thrilling grand finals, the renowned team emerged triumphant, vanquishing their toughest rivals and earning an exquisite custom Esports trophy and a generous $1 million prize pool to share.
The custom Esports trophy is a true masterpiece, a perfect reflection of the intensity and importance of PGL Major Antwerp. It symbolizes the dedication, hard work, and exceptional skill that FaZe Clan presented throughout the tournament. The trophy's sleek and modern design showcases unique details that surpass conventional counterparts, making it a standout in the Esports world.
The PGL Major Antwerp 2022 was a thrilling event that showcased the best of CS:GO Esports. FaZe Clan emerged as the victors, securing the custom championship trophy.
2. Valorant Regional Leagues Champions
Last year, the best European teams clashed in a €150,000 tournament. It crowned the top VALORANT Regional League squad, giving them well-deserved bragging rights.
The Regional League Finals is a seven-team competition featuring the top finishers from the seven EMEA regional leagues. The tournament consists of a Group Stage and Playoffs. The top two teams from each group advance to the four-team, double-elimination playoff bracket. The playoffs are best-of-three, except for the Consolidation Final and Grand Final, which are best-of-five. This format ensures that only the best teams make it to the final stages of the competition. Thus, providing an intense and exciting experience for players and fans alike.
In the end, FUT Esports came through as the ultimate winner of this championship. The team fought through a challenging group stage and took home a premium Esports trophy.
The 3D-printed trophy designed by Fabit was crafted with meticulous care, imitating the look and feel of stone material. The dark grey underlayer and the light grey top layer give the trophy a slate appearance.
The VALORANT logo is made with gold leaf and then varnished to give it added shine. A plexiglass bar was added in the middle to combine the two parts of the trophy. This results in creating a trophy that looks like a floating monolith.
Fabit is honored to be a part of this exciting event by designing and creating the trophy for the winning team. Our expert designers merged exciting and daring features into the award that perfectly reflected the Finals of the Regional League.
3. Riot games VCT League
The Riot Games VCT (Valorant Champions Tour) league is always exciting for Esports enthusiasts worldwide. However, the 2022 edition was made unique by introducing custom-made collectibles by Fabit, the Valorant Spikes. These collectibles were not just simple trophies but intricate collectibles from the video game Valorant.
An additional layer of significance was bestowed upon these collectibles, serving as exclusive invitations presented to the teams before the event. This gesture acknowledged their hard work and served as motivation for their tournament readiness.
The 2022 Riot Games VCT league featured 30 teams worldwide, divided into three leagues - EMEA, Pacific, and Americas. Each league had its unique color for the collectibles, with EMEA receiving gold-colored spikes, Pacific receiving silver-colored spikes, and Americas receiving red-colored spikes.
In the end, Team Loud emerged as the champions, beating Optic Gaming in a thrilling final match. The competition was fierce, with all the teams fighting hard for the prize pool of $1,000,000.
It's great to see the Esports industry growing and evolving, and events like the Riot Games VCT league are a testament to its success. It's impressive how Riot US organized this event and went above and beyond to make it even more special for the teams. The custom-made collectibles from Fabit were a unique touch, adding an extra level of significance and excitement to the tournament.
Read more about the Valorant Spike collectibles in our blog.
4. Wild Rift Championship EMEA
The Wild Rift Championship EMEA, organized by Riot Games, was a thrilling event that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The best teams went head-to-head to compete for the prize of $218,000, which was spread among the teams and players.
The game played in the Wild Rift Championship EMEA is League of Legends: Wild Rift. It is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. The game is played on mobile devices and is a mobile version of the famous PC game League of Legends. In the Wild Rift Championship EMEA, teams from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa compete against each other to determine the best team in the region. The teams battle it out in a series of matches, with the winning team crowned the event’s champion.
In the end, Team Queso emerged as the champions, displaying their impressive skills and teamwork throughout the tournament. The team's dedication and hard work paid off, and they could lift the championship trophy high above their heads, marking a momentous occasion for the players and their fans.
Through a seamless partnership with Riot Games, our designers brought a visually captivating custom Esports trophy. Exquisitely adorned with intricate designs and details, it flawlessly captured the essence and electrifying atmosphere of the championship.
The Wild Rift Championship EMEA was a thrilling event that showcased some of the best talents in the world of mobile gaming. And with the help of Fabit, the winning team was able to take home a unique custom Esports trophy. The event may be over, but the award is a lasting reminder of the displayed skill and talent.
5. Call of Duty League / CDL MAJOR 2 MVP
Fabit made a custom MVP trophy to honor Spart's (Kris Cervantez) outstanding performance at CDL Major 2 last season. This stunning trophy is etched in stone forever and is a fitting tribute to commemorate Spart's remarkable achievement.
CDL Major 2 is a highly anticipated annual Call of Duty Esports event. This prestigious event attracts the best players worldwide, who compete in intense matches to showcase their skills and abilities. The Los Angeles Guerillas, Spart’s team, wanted to thank him for contributing to their success during the event.
We took great care to create a trophy that would capture the essence of the event and represent Spart's exceptional talent. The custom MVP trophy is a testament to the dedication and hard work of Spart, who deserves to be recognized for his outstanding performance.
We are proud to have created a trophy to hold a special place in Spart's heart and remind him of his incredible efforts at CDL Major 2. Working alongside CDL to create this trophy was a true honor. We are excited to continue crafting exclusive Esports trophies celebrating the world's best Call of Duty players.
A custom MVP trophy is the perfect way to celebrate the talent and skill of the world's top Esports players. We look forward to seeing more incredible players getting the recognition they deserve.
6. ESL Pro League
Fabit enjoyed working with the ESL Pro League for their Season 16 tournament. ESL Pro League is one of the most anticipated Esports events in the world. The tournament featured 44 teams battling for a prize pool of $850,000 and over 38 million hours watched worldwide. The intensity of the competition was tangible as teams fought tooth and nail for the championship title.
In the end, Team Vitality emerged as the victors, proving themselves in the world of Esports. The ESL Pro League Season 16 was a spectacular event, filled with moments of excitement that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
We had the honor of creating the tournament's unique Esports trophy, a stunning and functional design showcasing our 3D printing and manufacturing expertise.
Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and manufacturing and our partnership with ESL is a testament to our dedication. We are proud to have played a part in the success of the ESL Pro League, and we look forward to future collaborations that continue to innovate and elevate the world of Esports.
7. ESL Meisterschaft
The ESL Championship is one of the oldest Esports competitions in the world and is considered the peak of German Esports. The competition brings together the best gamers in Germany in four different disciplines, which are held in two seasons per year. The clear and structured format of the competition creates excitement, and the rivalries in games such as CS:GO or WC3 Reforged are intense. The competition winners can rightfully call themselves the German Esports Champions and join the ranks of past champions such as BIG, SPROUT, ALTERNATE aTTaX, and Euronics.
One of the ESL Championship highlights is the stunning trophy awarded to each discipline’s winners. The trophy has a sleek and modern design, with the colors of the German flag integrated into the base of the trophy. This gives the award a distinct and patriotic look, making it a fitting tribute to the German Esports scene.
In the most recent edition of the ESL Championship, the Autumn edition of 2022, the winners of the CSGO discipline were BIG Academy. This talented team showcased their skill and determination, battling against some of the top teams in Germany to emerge victorious. As winners of the CSGO discipline, they were awarded the stunning trophy and a share of the impressive prize pool of around 39,000 euros.
The ESL Championship is a thrilling event showcasing the best German Esports. The stunning trophy design is a fitting reward for the winners, and the impressive prize pool provides a powerful incentive for players and teams to perform at their best. With each new competition edition, fans can look forward to more excitement, drama, and opportunities for their favorite teams to shine on the big stage.
8. Blast Premier World Final
The Blast Premier tournament is one of the most prestigious Esports competitions in the world, featuring some of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) teams. In 2022, Fabit had the honor of designing and producing the trophy for the event, which G2 Esports won.
The design of the Blast Premier trophy is truly remarkable, as it draws inspiration from the competition's logo while incorporating additional elements to create a unique and visually appealing piece. The sleek lines on the trophy create an eye-catching effect that emphasizes the trophy's modernity and innovative technology.
The Blast Premier tournament was thrilling and showcased the best of CSGO Esports. With a $1,000,000 prize pool and eight top teams competing, it was an unforgettable experience for players and fans. And thanks to the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail, the tournament will be remembered for years.
9. ESL Impact Valencia
The buzz of excitement was sensible at ESL Impact Valencia 2022, the ultimate female-only Counter-Strike tournament, which served as an incredible showcase of skill and sportsmanship. The event celebrated the women who love the game and provided a competitive and safe platform for them to exhibit their dedication and passion.
Designed to empower women to enjoy their love for Counter-Strike unapologetically, the tournament emphasized the players' skills rather than their gender. It was an inclusive and supportive environment where women could showcase their talent without fear of discrimination.
The trophy is a lovely representation of the event. The color scheme matches perfectly, with little accents cracking through the surface.
After an intense battle on the server, Nigma Galaxy Female emerged as the ultimate victor. The team's players left no doubt about their incredible skills and dedication to the game, proving themselves to be a force to be reckoned with. Their impressive victory was rewarded with a well-deserved prize pool of $100,000, which they were thrilled to have won.
ESL Impact Valencia 2022 was a thrilling and inspiring event showcasing female Counter-Strike players' incredible talents. It celebrated the game and the women who love it, proving that female gamers can achieve great things when given the opportunity.
10. PGL Dota 2 Arlington Major
The PGL Dota 2 Arlington Major in 2022 was an event that presented the best Dota 2 teams from around the world. The tournament was intense, with all teams competing for the ultimate prize, the championship trophy.
The PGL Dota 2 Arlington Major is an annual Esports tournament featuring some of the best Dota 2 teams worldwide. In 2022, the tournament was held in Arlington, Texas, and saw intense competition as all teams battled it out for the ultimate award.
Due to the detailed design of the trophy, we had to approach our work with great precision and attention to detail.
The trophy's base is skillfully crafted through advanced 3D printing techniques, providing a sturdy foundation. A combination of small lead balls and sand is incorporated to enhance its weight, lending a solid feel.
The plate, made of brass metal, features an elegant UV print that adds a touch of sophistication. The trophy’s design is carefully engineered to ensure a seamless fit between all parts, eliminating the need for any excess materials and maximizing cost efficiency.
The 3D-printed components are securely bonded together, forming a cohesive structure. The golden elements are adorned with a glossy varnish, enhancing their appearance and preserving their attraction over time.
Eventually, Team Spirit won the championship through their impressive performance in the grand finals, earning them the stunning trophy on top of a USD 500,000 price pool.
The PGL Dota 2 Arlington Major 2022 was an exciting event presenting the best of Dota 2 Esports. The championship trophy is a lasting reminder of Team Spirit's fantastic performance, dedication and all the teams that competed in the tournament.
11. Riot Games, League of Legends, Intel Arabian Cup
The Riot Games League of Legends Intel Arabian Cup of 2022 crowned a champion, with Team Geekay Esports becoming a highly competitive event victor. The tournament has been watched for over 200,000 hours by fans worldwide as teams from across the Middle East and North Africa battled it out for a chance at the $25,000 prize.
In the end, Team Geekay Esports won, thanks to great teamwork and fantastic game knowledge. The team's players displayed incredible skill and dedication throughout the event, overcoming tough opposition to claim the ultimate prize.
And the trophy itself was something special, too. The organizers wanted a different approach and contacted their community via Twitter to ask about their Intel Arabian Cup Trophy vision. Many fans and gamers provided sketches, and some of them were impressive. Our designers sat down with the team from Riot deciding which design would be perfect for the competition.
The League of Legends branding with the cultural nuances of the Arab world blend well together, creating a beautiful representation of the award and the event. Check out this blog post to know more about the design and manufacturing process.
The Riot Games League of Legends Intel Arabian Cup is an excellent example of an exciting Esports event, bringing together players and fans worldwide to celebrate their shared love of the game. Congratulations to Team Geekay Esports on their well-deserved victory, and here's to many more thrilling competitions in the future!