SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - (BUSINESS WIRE) -#andymilonakis–An exhibition match for “King of Twitch Poker” will be hosted by Super Smash Bros. luminaries including Mang0, Slimeirl, Chillindude, Tafokints and Ludwig. Tournament regular Andy Milonakis of MTV and Comedy Central fame; popular Internet personality, Destiny; and Rene Nezhoda from A & E's “Storage Wars” will also be at the table.
"The response to the King of Twitch has been awesome," says Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. "Twitch viewers are showing up massages to watch each other. On Twitch battle it out at the card tables. The second event was the love of the smash bros. community. "
Scheduled November 21, 2019, at 5 pm ET, the live-streamed interlude in the "King of Twitch Poker" series will showcase the finer points of Texas holdem cardplaying and video gamer culture. $ 10,000 "King of Twitch Poker" main event slated for late December. Viewers will gain insights into what to do and participate in the fan ranks of that same main event, shoulder-to-shoulder with their streaming heroes.
Many of the King of Twitch's. Personalities will be going to play in the Americas. Cardroom's Venom tournament starting November. 27 with a total guaranteed prize pool of $ 6 million. This includes the likes of Milonakis, Destiny, Mang0, Mitch Jones, Ludwig and others. Experience of the King of Twitch Poker series will be invaluable when they clash against thousands of other people.
ABOUT "KING OF TWITCH POKER":
Bought as the biggest prize purse ever opened to Twitch audiences according to Americas Cardroom, "King of Twitch Poker" started with a great deal of fun.
“King of Twitch Poker” now stands as a series of Texas Hold'em exhibition matches featuring well-known streaming media personalities with open tournaments for fans who want to play against each other and Twitch celebrities.
Winners of respective celebrities and open division qualifiers gain entry to a multi-table event in December that promises to $ 75,000 prize purse and the title of “King of Twitch Poker.” Thousands of players are expected to play in the open qualifiers. Around 120 finishers, including influencers, are anticipated in the main event. At the end, hunger will not matter: Only one person will stand victorious on a level playing field.
Twitch channel through December. Top finishers in each qualifier will advance to the multi-table "Tournament of Champions" title match where the group of finalists will compete for rights and the lion's share of a $ 75,000 prize pool, shoulder-to-shoulder with qualifying influencers.
The first qualifier was hosted on October 2 by Andy Milonakis, best known for his shows on MTV and Comedy Central. The qualifier calendar includes tournaments hosted by MitchJones, GabePeixe, 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 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.
ABOUT NOVEMBER'S TALENT AND "KING OF TWITCH POKER" PARTICIPATION:
One of the greatest Super Smash Bros. Melee players of all time and icon in the Fighting Game Community. He was ranked as the best Melee player in the world in 2013 and 2014, No. 3 in 2017 and has won numerous championships including EVO 2013, EVO 2014 and MLG Anaheim 2014. He is included in the community-dubbed "Five Gods of Melee" along with Armada, Hungrybox, PPMD and Mew2King. He is a fan favorite and one of the most popular Melee players of all time. Mang0 currently represents Cloud9 in competition. He hopes to wear a new crown: King of Twitch Poker.
One of the earliest pro competitors in Super Smash Bros. Melee as well as a tournament organizer and member of one of the earliest gaming crews in Smash. He is well known for playing the character Fox from the StarFox series and is often dubbed the "father" of the Fox playstyle. Along with "Five Gods" member, Hungrybox, Chillindude represents Team Liquid in competition. Chillindude is looking to add a new accolade to his collection: King of Twitch Poker.
Also known as "Tafo," Tafokints is a well-known commentator, tournament organizer and analyst in the Super Smash Bros. Melee scene as well as a top tier Melee pro player. Tafo is the former coach of Mang0 at Cloud9. He has since joined prominent export team Counter Logic Gaming as a business developer. Tafo has been a commentator for the world championships at EVO and continues to compete in the professional circuit.
Rene Nezhoda is famous for his role on A & E's Storage Wars. When he's not using his encyclopedic knowledge of second-hand items to run a very successful store called Bargain Hunters, he loves playing poker online.
Fan favorite and returning player, Andy Milonakis, is an actor, writer, rapper, comedian, streamer and an excellent poker player. In 2017, Andy was the fastest growing IRL streamer on twitch and maintains to loyal following.
ABOUT AMERICAS CARDROOM:
Online since 2001, Americas Cardroom has deal millions of action-packed hands on US players and runs one of the largest selections of tournaments anywhere online. On Cardas Americans, players are awarded points according to how much they produce. Americas Cardroom uses the deal to calculate rake. 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.