The Global Poker Awards Return After COVID Induced Hiatus

GPA 2020

The third edition of the Global Poker Awards has officially been announced and returns to the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort and Casino in February 2022.

The poker industry event, that looks to celebrate the achievements of well-known figures from all facets of poker, is being brought you by PokerGO and follows the announcement of their multi-year partnership with the Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob (THM). The ceremony will be streamed live on PokerGO on Friday, February 18.

2022 Global Poker Awards

Live poker was affected for large parts of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2021 Global Poker Awards being cancelled due to the severity of the global crisis.

"We can't wait to shine the light bright on the most talented people and organizations once again"

The return of the ceremony marks the end of the two year hiatus for the celebratory event.

Over 20 awards are up for grabs at the 2022 Global Poker Awards.

Some of the accolades that will be presented include - GPI Player of the Year, Players' Choice Award for Best All-Around Poker Player and People's Choice Award for Hand of the Year.

Read More: 2019 Global Poker Awards Full Results

Eric Danis, President of the GPI/THM exclusively told PokerNews that "After waiting for two looooong years, I'm so happy to announce that we're bringing the Global Poker Awards back to PokerGO!"

"The last two years have been difficult for everyone, including those in our industry, we just can't wait to shine the light bright on the most talented people and organizations once again," added Danis.

2020 Global Poker Awards Winners

2020 Global Poker Award winners
GPI Breakout Player of the YearRobert Campbell
Final Table Performance of the YearPhillip Hui – WSOP Poker Players Championship
Twitter Personality of the YearJamie Kerstetter
Players Choice for Toughest OpponentStephen Chidwick
Streamer of the YearLex Veldhuis
Vlogger of the YearAndrew Neeme
Podcast of the YearThe Grid: Jennifer Shahade
Industry Person of the YearPaul Phua – Triton Poker
Tournament Director of the YearMatt Savage
Event of the YearPokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) Bahamas
Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the YearRunGood Poker Series (RGPS)
Journalist of the YearJoey Ingram
Broadcaster of the YearNick Schulman
Media Content of the Year WrittenPoker and Pop Culture, Martin Harris for D&B Publishing
Media Content of the Year PhotoDrew Amato: Dario Sammartino folds at WSOP
Media Content of the Year VideoJoey Ingram – Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories
People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the YearJonathan Little
People’s Choice for Hand of the YearRyan Riess makes 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo
Award of MeritTournament Live Reporters
Poker ICON AwardJohnny Chan
Hendon Mob Award"Miami" John Cernuto

Read More: Joey Ingram Scoops Two Awards at 2020 Global Poker Awards

2019 Global Poker Awards Winners

Maria Ho
Tournament PerformanceJohn Cynn (WSOP Main Event)
Breakout Player of the YearAlmedin “Ali” Imsirovic
Streamer Of The YearLex Veldhuis
Vlogger Of The YearAndrew Neeme
Podcast of the YearThe Chip Race Poker Podcast
Broadcaster of the YearMaria Ho (pictured)
Poker Journalist of the YearSarah Herring
Media Content of the YearLance Bradley (book: The Pursuit of Poker Success)
Industry PersonAngelica Hael
Tournament Director of the YearPaul Campbell (ARIA)
Mid-Major Tour/Circuit of the YearRUNGOOD Poker Series
Event Of The YearWSOP Main Event
Moment Of The YearJustin Bonomo wins Big One for One Drop, completing Super High Roller Streak
2018 GPI Poker Player of the YearAlex Foxen
2018 GPI Female Player of the YearKristen Bicknell
Award for Lifetime Achievement in PokerDoyle Brunson
Charitable InitiativeRobbie Strazynski for his Run Well Campaign
Jury PrizeDrew Amato
PocketFives Legacy AwardChris Moorman
People’s Choice Award for Poker Personality of the YearBrad Owen

Selected Previous Winners Photos

Joey Ingram GPA 2020
Joey Ingram Won the Journalist of the Year and Media Content of the Year Video awards at the 2020 Global Poker Awards.
Jamie Kerstetter
Jamie Kerstetter with her Twitter Personality of the Year award.
Johnny Chan
Poker ICON Award recipient Johnny Chan

Pictures courtesy of revolutionpix/Global Poker Index

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