The World Poker Index launched on Monday what turned out to be controversial nominees for its April 5 World-wide Poker Awards ceremony.
Are living glimpse at Doug Polk following obtaining out he was nominated for Vlogger of the Year at the International Poker Awards. Two categories – Streamer of the Calendar year and also Vlogger of the Calendar year – are less than scrutiny from the enthusiasts.
Several Poker Twitter buyers sense particular nominees are undeserving. A different area of competition from the poker neighborhood is with the GPI for dismissing those people whom they come to feel have earned recognition.
Non-Vlogger Nominated for Vlogger of the Year?Doug Polk hasn’t technically vlogged considering that the 2017 WSOP. But, evidently, those who picked the nominees were being unaware of this simple fact.
Polk retired from the activity of poker in 2018 immediately after finishing his $100 to $10,000 bankroll problem.
Whilst he still runs his Upswing Poker training web page, he seldom uploads content to YouTube these days. In simple fact, he only created a couple of films just about every month all through 2018, none of which were in the conventional vlogging perception.
Even he agrees with the silliness of his nomination.I do hope to win greatest vlogger for 2018, for my put together vlogs set out ?These awards are a overall joke.
Brad Owen, one of the most well known streamers with in excess of 95,000 YouTube subscribers, was in some way still left out of the Vlogger of the Yr group, nevertheless.
And he, understandably, wasn’t far too thrilled.Hey @gpi what in the fuck do I have to do to get nominated for this “Vlogger of the 12 months” class?
In all probability would not be upset if there weren’t people nominated who never even make poker vlogs:
Owens good friend and fellow vlogger Andrew Neeme, nevertheless, created the reduce. The other nominees are Daniel Negreanu, Joe Ingram, and Marle Cordeiro.Jason Somerville for Streamer of the Year…in 2018?
Jason Somerville is undoubtedly between poker’s best ambassadors. And he’s arguably the product of the crop when it arrives to all-time greatest Twitch poker streamers.
But this year’s Global Poker Awards present awards industry staff for their performances in 2018.
Somerville was not an lively streamer final yr. That truth, seemingly, did not subject a great deal to the voters.
He joins CardsChat ambassador Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples, and Lex Veldhuis as a nominee for Streamer of the 12 months.
Numerous poker supporters on Twitter are upset Parker “tonkaaaap” Talbot and other well-known streamers didn’t make the slash.
Whatsoever status/trustworthiness you required for these awards just bought flushed down the drain with these nominations. Congrats, you are no more time becoming taken critical by anyone— Dr. Jones (@ZekeBones34) March 18, 2019I know any subjective award is going to occur with varying thoughts, but in an field that is determined for progress I am sad to see the panel continuing to lean on achieved names rather than marketing all those who are rising the recreation from the ground ground. — matt berkey (@berkey11) March 18, 2019
Joe Ingram, who is up for Vlogger of the Year, explained on Twitter that he will launch his very own poker awards demonstrate the same week as the International Poker Awards. He didn’t share facts but stated his awards “will recognize people from all the poker environment.”Can’t Make Everyone HappyCriticism from admirers is to be expected with any awards demonstrate, from the Grammy’s on down to the World Poker Awards.
So, in fairness to Poker Central and the World wide Poker Index, the organizations that designed this poker ceremony, it is practically difficult to steer clear of controversy.
Choose the Academy Awards, for instance. Every single yr, movie buffs passionately discussion which flicks and stars the Academy snubbed.
Judy Garland, who performed “Dorothy” in the “Wizard of Oz” in 1939, 1 of the most-watched films in background, by no means gained an Oscar for Finest Actress, for crying out loud.
No make any difference which people today are honored at any awards exhibit, there will normally be all those who some lovers experience were being disrespected.
Poker Central and GPI are studying this lesson. But the exhibit will go on, April 5. You can capture it reside on the PokerGo app.