• 26 trophies expected to be presented
  • Exclusively on PokerGO

LAS VEGAS, December 30, 2021 – The Global Poker Index (GPI) and The Hendon Mob (THM) have announced the categories for the upcoming Global Poker Awards, live from the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, February 18, 2022, exclusively on PokerGO.

A total of 26 awards are expected to be presented at the ceremony. Awards recipients will include winners in various GPI Player of the Year races, including the 2021 GPI Poker Player of the Year, the Female Player of the Year and the addition of the GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year, recognizing players scoring points in events with a buy-in of $2,500 USD and below.

Returning awards determined by various voting panels include GPI Breakout Player of the Year, Final Table Performance, Best Vlogger, Best Streamer and Best Broadcaster.

Best Live Tournament Reporter is a new votable category for the Awards.

The fans will once again have their say! The Fan Choice Awards will include three categories: Best Hand, People’s Choice for Poker Personality and the introduction of a new category, Best Trophy!

Poker ICON, Players Choice for Toughest Opponent, Best Event, Best Podcast and Best Industry Person are a few of the other categories that will be part of the upcoming ceremony.

Voting panel members will receive their preliminary round ballots next week.

Here is a full list of trophies that are expected to be handed out at the Global Poker Awards:

  • 2021 GPI Poker Player of the Year
  • 2021 GPI Female Player of the Year
  • 2021 GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year
  • PokerGO Tour Player of the Year
  • GPI Breakout Player
  • Final Table Performance
  • Best Event
  • Twitter Personality
  • Industry Person
  • Tournament Director
  • Streamer
  • Vlogger
  • Best Podcast
  • Broadcaster
  • Live Tournament Reporter
  • Media Content: Photo
  • Media Content: Video
  • Media Content: Written
  • Players Choice: Toughest Opponent
  • Best Hand
  • Best Trophy
  • People’s Choice for Poker Personality
  • Poker ICON
  • GPI Award of Merit
  • The Hendon Mob Achievement Award
  • Charitable Initiative

For further information:

Anthony Charter

PR & Communications Manager

[email protected]


Global Poker Index (GPI) is live tournament poker’s ranking authority – classifying more than 640,000 active players from over 100 countries across almost 30,000 festivals. GPI’s Hendon Mob Poker Database (THM) has archived over 460,000 live poker tournaments and 3.5 million individual results and is continually updated via real-time data collection from over 2,200 partner venues. Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob are trading names of Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organization, founded in Malta in 2012.