About Awards


December 17, 2016 will see the first awards in online poker — "Online Poker Tournament Awards 2016"

 

Online Poker Tournament Awards (OPTA) is the world's first event of awarding the best online poker players in 10 general categories and 20 best players of the countries, that will take place on December 17, 2016.

Awards ceremony will be held in the format of a webcast on the Twitch channel, on Youtube and other platforms.

The world has seen the live poker players awards more than once. But in the whole 15 years of online poker history no one has awarded the best online professionals.

The team of top PRO players together with the Macropoker analysts have drawn the fully true and fair criteria of estimation, including them in the formulae to bring to light the best of the best. And very soon you will find out about these heroes!

The awards in all the categories except "Legend of online poker" are given at year-end 2016. The process of defining the best in 4 first categories relies upon the Macropoker SCORE rating — a general ranking of МТТ players. In this rating, for every tournament the player gets the number of points that depends of his place, prize won, buy-in, speed and complexity of the tournament. The best results of the player during the period are summed up, and then his ROI and average buy-in are accounted. The final result is an excellent illustration of the player's level and his achievements.




General nominations:



1. "Legend of online poker".

Awarded to the player who has won not less than 3 million dollars in МТТ since June 2012, not less than $500K of profit, more than 10К tournaments played and ABI (average buy-in) is $100+.

Formula: the Macropoker SCORE* rating, calculated for the whole time since 2012; 500 best results are accounted.

 

2. Best high stakes МТТ player.

Accounted are only the tournaments with the buy-in of $100 and higher played in 2016.

Formula: the Macropoker SCORE* rating; 150 best results are accounted.

 

3. Best middle stakes МТТ player.

Accounted are only the tournaments with the buy-in of $20 to $100 played in 2016.

Formula: the Macropoker SCORE* rating; 150 best results are accounted.

 

4.  Best low stakes МТТ player.

Accounted are only the tournaments with the buy-in of up to $20 played in 2016.

Formula: the Macropoker SCORE* rating; 150 best results are accounted.

 

5. Best SNG player.

Not less than 10K SNG's played in 2016, profit not less than $100K and ABI (average buy-in) is $100+

Formula: max profit in SNG including SNG satellites.

 

6. Best HU player.

Not less than 3K HU Sit&Go's played in 2016, profit not less than $100K and ABI (average buy-in) is $100+.

Formula: max profit in HU Sit&Go.

 

7. Sponsor’s prize.

 

8.  Discovery of the year.

Criteria: profit in МТТ for 2016 not less than $50K, all career profit in МТТ up to this year not more than $50K. Not less than 10 prizes starting at $10K won in 2016, not less than 3K tournaments played.

 

9. Player with the highest profit

The highest profit in 2016 in regular tournaments (series and exclusive tournaments are excluded; buy-ins up to $1,050).

 

10. Best caster

The best caster is chosen by three criteria: popularity (number of subscribers and regularity of casts), profit, stakes played.

The winners in the nominations "The Legend of online poker" and "Best caster" will be selected by users. Voting will begin on the official site of the award in the coming days.




Best players in their countries:



We will also name the best MTT players of 2016 in 20 major poker countries. They are: Brazil, Russia, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Ukraine, Greece, Romania, Australia, Poland, Argentina, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Italy and France.

The winner of the OPTA 2016 award within his country will be the player who collects the most number of points according to the following scheme:


1. The player gets 1 point for every $3,000 of profit.

2. For his rank in TOP-100 in the Macropoker SCORE rating in 2016 the player gets 100 points, for every next hundred — 2 points less. Starting from rank 5,001, everyone gets 0 points.

3. The player gets 2 points for 1000 tournaments played.

4. The player gets 2 points for every prize of $3,000 and more.

5. The player gets 2 points for every prize of $100К.

 

All the statistics for defining the winners is provided by Macropoker — one of the largest statistic service and rating agencies in the world of online poker.