Poker Central Partners With Twitch.tv to Stream World Series of Poker
Today, the company announced it's doing a whole lot more than "just" the full feature broadcasts on their own dedicated streaming platform. They partnered up with Twitch.tv, the popular streaming video site mostly known for live streams from gamers and poker players.
"Year after year, our goal is to provide the highest quality poker content to as large an audience possible."
Twitch will bring live coverage of over 31 tournaments and 25 final tables, with live streams broadcasted June 2 through July 14. The action will unfold on twitch.tv/pokercentral and will be embedded in PokerNews' live reporting pages.
David Tuchman will be the lead commentator for the Twitch.tv streams with support from PokerNews podcast host and former professional poker player Jeff Platt. A rotating cast of Twitch poker personalities and poker pros will hop in the booth as color commentators.
“Year after year, our goal is to provide the highest quality poker content to as large an audience possible,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content at Poker Central. “To that end, we’re proud to work with our long-time partners at Twitch to produce and distribute additional coverage of the WSOP - the preeminent tournament series in all of poker.”
Poker debuted on Twitch.tv back in 2014 and, according to the press release, poker viewership continues to grow year-over-year. Twitch has become home to some of poker's most notable personalities, such as Jason Somerville, Lex Veldhuis, Parker Talbot, Jaime Staples, and others.
“The Twitch community thrives on interacting with the best players and witnessing the best plays in poker,” said Farhan Ahmed, head of poker partnerships at Twitch. “Since poker has continued to grow significantly as a content category on Twitch and the World Series of Poker represents one of top levels of competition the sport has to offer, it’s exciting to bring it to our passionate poker fanbase.”
PokerCentral's Twitch WSOP Schedule
|Date||Stream Time||Event Name|
|June 2||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table|
|June 3||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $100K No Limit Hold'em High Roller Day 3|
|June 4||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 2|
|June 6||12:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Day 2|
|June 7||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship Day 2|
|June 8||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $565 COLOSSUS Final Table|
|June 10||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $565 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table|
|June 13||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 2|
|June 14||11:00 AM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Millionaire Maker Final Table|
|June 15||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $2620 MARATHON Final Table|
|June 16||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Seven Card Stud Final Table|
|June 18||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $50000 Poker Players Championship Day 4|
|June 19||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K Seven Card Stud Championship Day 2|
|June 20||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|June 21||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout Final Table|
|June 23||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $2500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|June 24||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $2500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table|
|June 26||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Razz Final Table|
|June 27||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table|
|June 28||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $3K No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|June 29||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K Razz Championship Final Table|
|June 30||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1K Ladies No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|July 1||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $5K No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table|
|July 3||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Final Table|
|July 7||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|July 8||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha Final Table|
|July 10||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $3K Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed Final Table|
|July 11||1:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $5K No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
|July 12||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $1500 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Final Table|
|July 13||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $10K No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table|
|July 14||3:00 PM PT||WSOP 2018 $50K High Roller No Limit Hold'em Final Table|
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