PokerStars' highly acclaimed EPTLive show is set to keep poker lovers busy for another season full of fun, guests and a lot of poker beginning with the upcoming European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona.
The show's hosts James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will once again be behind the mics to follow all the best poker action the EPT has to offer and mix live commentary, competitions, interviews and comedy sketches with the help of Marc Convey, Matt Broughton and many other guests.
After having been voted as the Best Web-based Poker Show at the 2013 BLUFF Reader's Choice Awards, the EPTLive is now ready to come back on Aug. 19 to report from the Barcelona Poker Festival, the 100th stop in the EPT history that PokerStars expects to be "one of the most spectacular poker events ever held, marking a milestone in the history of the European Poker Tour."
The live cast will begin with two-day coverage of the €50,000 Super High Roller event and will then focus on the Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) Main Event on Aug. 21.
Once the ESPT finds its winner, the EPT Main Event will take center stage until the cards-up final table set for Aug. 27.
During the eight days of live broadcasting right from the heart of the Casino Barcelona, the EPTLive will unveil some new additions to its format as the brand new EPT Live League, a promotion that will give players who cash on the EPTLive's online daily freerolls the opportunity to climb a special leaderboard that will distribute tickets to real money live events at the end of every EPT stop.
Barcelona will also be the place where American irreverent comedian and poker commentator Joe Stapleton will launch the first #ChallengeStapes of the season, and where the #EPT100 quiz competition will give viewers the opportunity to win a pair of headphones from Skullcandy, the Season 11's official Audio Partner.
The Barcelona Poker Festival runs between Aug. 16 to 27 and includes an impressive 43-event heavy schedule together with a great number of side initiatives and fun activities that range from free jet ski rides to fun tours around the city.