The International Poker Index launched Monday what turned out to be controversial nominees for its April 5 International Poker Awards ceremony ( reside on PokerGo ).
Watch reside Doug Polk after studying that he had been nominated for the Vlogger of the 12 months. 12 months on the International Poker Awards. (Picture: YouTube)
Two classes of spectators – Streamer of the Yr and Vlogger of the Yr – are below the eye of followers. Many Twitter Poker customers consider that some nominees don’t deserve. One other level of rivalry from the poker neighborhood is the GPI for firing those that, in his view, should be acknowledged.
Non-Vloggers Are Nominated for the Vlogger of the Yr?
Doug Polk has not been technically vlogged for the reason that WSOP 2017. However, apparently, those that chosen the candidates weren’t conscious of this truth.
Polk retired from poker in 2018 after finishing his $ 100 to $ 10,000 bankroll problem. Though he nonetheless runs his Upswing Poker coaching web site, he hardly ever downloads content material on YouTube nowadays. The truth is, he has solely created a couple of movies every month in 2018, none of which within the conventional sense of the time period vlogging. Although he agrees with the foolishness of his appointment.
I hope to win the perfect vlogger for 2018, for my zero mixed fights printed 😂
These awards are a joke. https://t.co/bssxDx1EYH
– Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) of March 18, 2019
by Brad Owen , one of many two The most well-liked streamers, with greater than 95,000 YouTube subscribers, have been nonetheless ignored of the Vlogger of the Yr class. And naturally, he was not too joyful.
Hey @gpi what ought to I do, rattling, to be nominated on this class of "Vlogger of the Yr"? Would most likely not be indignant if there have been no appointees who didn’t even make poker vlogs: https://t.co/c97CNSmfTW
] – Brad Owen (@TheBradOwen) 18 March 2019
A good friend and good friend of Owen vlogger Andrew Neeme nonetheless proceeded to the minimize. Different nominees are Daniel Negreanu, Joe Ingram and Marle Cordeiro.
Jason Somerville within the "Streamer of the Yr" class in 2018?
Jason Somerville is definitely top-of-the-line ambassadors of poker. And that is undoubtedly the cream of the crop of the perfect Twitch poker streamers of all time. However this 12 months, the International Poker Awards reward business workers for his or her efficiency in 2018.
Somerville was not an lively banner final 12 months. This, apparently, didn’t matter to the voters. He joined Jeff Gross CardsChat's ambassador, Jaime Staples and Lex Veldhuis as a nominee for the "Streamer of the Yr".
No matter status / credibility you would like for these awards, you’ve been dismissed by these nominations. Congratulations, nobody takes you extra severely
– Dr. Jones (@ ZekeBones34) March 18, 2019
I do know that any subjective reward will include differing opinions however in a determined space of development, I’m unhappy to see the panel proceed to depend on achieved names reasonably than selling those that are evolving the sport from the bottom flooring. https://t.co/RngP5qT49Okay
– matt berkey (@ berkey11) March 18, 2019
Joe Ingram, who’s in Place for Vlogger of the Yr, introduced on Twitter that he was going to launch his personal poker rewards present the identical week because the International Poker Awards. He didn’t share the small print however mentioned his rewards "will acknowledge poker gamers from all around the world".
We can’t make everybody joyful
Fan opinions are to be anticipated with all of the rewards, from Grammy to the International Poker Awards. So, to be truthful with Poker Central and the International Poker Index, the organizations that created this poker ceremony, it's nearly unattainable to keep away from controversy.
Take for instance the Oscars. Yearly, moviegoers query passionately about Academy movies and stars. Judy Garland, who performed "Dorothy" in "The Wizard of Ouncesquot; in 1939, one of many most-watched films in historical past, has by no means received an Oscar for finest actress for shouting loudly.
Irrespective of which people are honored at any awards ceremony, there’ll all the time be these whom some followers really feel disrespectful. Central Poker and GPI are studying this lesson. However the present will proceed on April fifth. You may see it reside on the PokerGo app.