On the heals of releasing some details about the first-ever Global Poker League, Mediarex CEO Alex Dreyfus called the poker community in for a Q&A session on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. CET (1 p.m. EST).
The session will be broadcast on the official GPL channel on Twitch.tv, and viewers will have the opportunity to interact with Dreyfus and the other guests on the call through the live chat on the page and via Twitter.
During the session, Dreyfus will try to address all the questions and critics about his upcoming project and share his thoughts about the project.
"It will be something in between a Q&A session and a keynote," Dreyfus told PokerNews. "I want to be as much open and transparent as I possibly can — and so I really welcome any kind of questions from the participants."
I want to tell people everything there is to know about the project. — Alex Dreyfus
Although Wednesday's session might not be the right one to know details as the names of those who have already expressed their interest in joining the GPL in 2016, Dreyfus promises it will be a great chance to "break the ice" and put everything in the right perspective.
"After the announcement, I have followed and joined many conversations about the GPL on Facebook and Twitter," Dreyfus said. "Unfortunately, it's very hard to explain a project like the GPL in 140 characters — and that's that's why we decided that a public Q&A session could be a good way to move forward."
By Dreyfus' own admission, the idea of holding a Q&A session came only after the company decided to release some details about the competition.
"I have the impression that some people got the wrong idea about the GPL, and that's why I believe this can be a great opportunity for everyone to sit together and share questions, doubts, and concerns," Dreyfus continued. "I want to tell people everything there is to know about the project. I want to talk about the processes and the reasonings behind every single decision we took, also from the business side of things."
On Oct. 6, Dreyfus announced that the 2016 GPL is going to be a 14-week long poker league featuring 12 teams representing different cities from all over the world.
Split in two conferences — Americas and EurAsia — the GPL aims to change the face of poker by creating an all-new event that "focuses on poker fans, not only on players. For years, the industry focused too much on players and customers; now we believe it's time to shift the paradigm and think more about what can we do to create more 'poker fans' and keep them interested in the game."