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.

 

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