When the awards were handed out Lonello was unhappy that Nortrom got the Dutch Player award.
"Recently when you awarded yourself the Dutch Award not a single Dutchie endorsed it... it actually backfired in your face. Despite for your own club, it seems everybody hates you around here. So where would you get the votes?" - source
I will give a few reasons why he totally deserved it:
- He won the EGC Grand Prix 2017 in Antwerp
- He won the Dutch National championship for the 10th time
- He was in position to win WCO3 (and finished that job)
Additionally he organized many Stratego activities (more than just 1 tourney)