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King's Casino Hosts First Poker Gamers Contest

King's Poker Gamers Contest
  • King's Casino will put top esports gamers to the test.

King's Casino Rozvadov will put the top esports gamers to the test on Twitch May 16 and 17 in its first King's Poker Gamers Contest.

“After working with the most famous poker tours I'm delighted that King's Rozvadov has expanded into esports," Leon Tsoukernik said in a release. "This exclusive Gamers Contest and the launch of King's TV on Twitch all happens ahead of our property expansion and new hotel opening in August making King's Europe's number one poker destination.”

King's has already chosen the gamers: Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Sebastian "Forsen" Fors, Craig "Onscreen" Shannon, Alan "Hotted" Widmann, Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi, Marcel "Dexter" Feldkamp, Sophia "djarii" White and Ted "PyrionFlax" Forsyth.

Kevin "RotterdaM08" van der Kooi will host the festivities live on Twitch.

These competitors will take part in two games: the sit & go on May 16 and the cash game on May 17. The sit & go is an eight-handed bounty game with a €10,000 total cash prize. Eliminating ElkY gets players an extra €250 reward. First pays out €4,000 and descends to €2,500 for second and €1,500 for third.

Comparatively, the cash game is a €2/5 three hour session with a €500 minimum buy-in and 7-2 bonus trick.

Visitors to the casino can meet the gamers and register on the waiting list for the cash game for a chance at the esport ambassador feature table.

Here are profiles on each of the contenders:

NameKnown forLast seenTwitch
Alan "Hotted" WidmannKing's TV Streamer, World of Warcraft backgroundHotted is predominantly focused on Warcraft, Counter-Strike and PBGTwitch.tv/hotted89
Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierTeam PokerStars Pro, Team Liquid HearthStone, King's TV ambassador and StreamerElkY is a former StarCraft Pro who has also accumulated over $11 million on the poker tablesTwitch.tv/elky
Sebastian "Forsen" ForsHearthstone Pro, Team Cloud9As a StarCraft II player, Forsen found his love for Hearthstone and is now one of its most notable playersTwitch.tv/forsenlol
Ted "PyrionFlax" ForsythTeam Yogscast, Streamer, Analyst, CommentatorPyrionFlax is a Dota 2 streamer, analyst and commentator who had his start on YouTubeTwitch.tv/PyrionFlax
Jeffrey "SjoW" BrusiHearthstone Pro, Former StarCraft II Pro, Team LiquidSjoW is a professional Hearthstone player who formerly manned the Terran race as a StarCraft II professionalTwitch.tv/sjow
Craig "Onscreen" ShannonFormer Counter-Strike Pro GamerOnscreen is one of the most famous Twitch streamers in the United Kingdom, focusing on Counter-Strike, H1Z1 and PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDSTwitch.tv/OnScreen
Marcel "Dexter" FeldkampFormer League of Legends Pro, CLGDexter is one of the biggest esports personalities from Germany who dabbles in all things esportsTwitch.tv/dexter_lol
Sophie "djarii" WhiteMethod Streamerdjarii is one of Europe's best-known World of Warcraft streamers who also delves into makeup, tutorials and competitionsTwitch.tv/djarii

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