Lex Veldhuis wins GPI Streamer of the Year

April 06, 2019inPoker

There was a point five years ago at which people couldn’t even figure out exactly what it meant to be a poker streamer, and then once folks figured it out, they had a hard time deciding if such thing was even worthy of recognition.

That time is long past, and now the level of competition in the streaming community is as tough as it’s ever been. So, while it may be no surprise who won the Global Poker Index’s Global Poker Award for Streamer of the Year, it was no easy road either.

Up against the toughest possible nominees, Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples, and Jason Somerville, PokerStars’ own Lex Veldhuis came out on top.


Veldhuis was not in Vegas for his victory, so he counted on Daniel Negreanu to give his acceptance speech. You can watch that in the video above.

Congratulations, Lex. You earned this one.




Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a former television news reporter who left the TV business after ten years to start the PokerStars Blog. Since the blog's launch in 2005, it has expanded to a dozen languages and covers events all over the world. Willis serves as the Head of PokerStars Blog and is a frequent face at many PokerStars live events.

Willis spends his free time with his wife, sons, and dogs. Outside of his poker interests, Willis is a an amateur musician, live music lover, and the producer of the investigative crime podcast, Murder, etc..


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