SAN JOSE, Costa Rica–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An unlikely assortment of content-streaming celebrities will host qualifier rounds of Texas Hold’em en route to a $75,000 “King of Twitch Poker” main event. Series participation is open to each influencer’s community at scheduled games on that influencer’s Twitch channel from October through December. Three top finishers in each qualifier will advance to the multi-table King of Twitch Poker title match, where the group of finalists will compete for bragging rights and the lion’s share of a $75.000 prize pool, shoulder-to-shoulder with qualifying influencers.
The first qualifier is being hosted by Andy Milonakis, best known for his shows on MTV and Comedy Central, on October 2. Other qualifier hosts include Twitch content creators MitchJones, Knut, Clawontwich, GabePeixe, Boneclinks, Nicktron and Wesbtw. More notable names are expected to join through year-end. Initial qualifier entry is free of charge. Re-buys are $2. A participant must be an active community member of a hosting Twitch streamer, and an active Americas Cardroom (ACR) account is required to play. Players must use the streamer’s referral code when creating the account for automatic entry into qualifiers. Age restrictions and proof of identity may apply.
“We are pretty sure this is the biggest prize purse ever opened to Twitch audiences,” says Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “King of Twitch Poker started out as a fun way for content creators to play poker with each other and share their common love of the game with their fans. We are happy to open the fun to those same community members with a game they can play in themselves along with their streamer heroes.”
Thousands of players are expected to play in the King of Twitch Poker qualifiers. Approximately 120 finishers are anticipated in the main event, including the select influencers.
“We are looking at an even playing field where anybody with the skill and luck of the cards can win,” says Harris. “Our greatest hope is we find new talent in the ranks of Twitch, and a new generation of poker stars would get their start at this event.”
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Online since 2001, Americas Cardroom has dealt millions of action-packed hands to U.S players and runs one of the largest selections of tournaments anywhere online. On Americas Cardroom, players are awarded points according to how much rake they produce. Americas Cardroom uses the dealt method to calculate rake, meaning the more you put into the pot the more you pay out. Players can then spend their points on cash bonuses. Games offered on the site include No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Hold’em, and Hold’em. The platform honors Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin and over 60 different Cryptocurrencies.