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Twitch partners with Poker Central

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Social video service Twitch and Poker Central, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables, today announced the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will air on Twitch. Twitch will bring live coverage of over 31 tournaments and 25 final tables, with the live streams starting on 2 June at 3:00 pm PT and running until 14 July. The action will unfold online, where players will battle it out for the most coveted prize in poker: a WSOP gold bracelet.

The lead commentators for Poker Central will be David Tuchman with support from Jeff Platt. Additionally, to provide an interactive viewing experience and introduce newcomers to the game, a rotating cast of Twitch poker personalities and other pros of the game will serve as color commentators, answering questions from chat and discussing the action with fans.

Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is the world’s longest-running and largest poker event in the world, having awarded nearly three billion dollars in prize money. A gold bracelet is awarded to the winner of each individual event, a prize recognized as the most prestigious in the entire sport.

“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.”

Since its introduction to the Twitch service in late 2014, poker viewership continues to grow year-over-year alongside the ability for fans to interact directly with professional players in real time. This has been hailed as a major game changer for the sport, garnering Twitch a Poker Innovation of the Year award at the American Poker Awards in 2015. Twitch has also become home to a lot of the industry’s top personalities, such as Jason Somerville, Lex Veldhuis, Parker Talbot, Jaime Staples, and many 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.”

To discover more poker channels and become a part of Twitch’s vibrant Poker community, visit the Twitch Poker directory.

The planned schedule of WSOP live streaming on Twitch is as follows:

Date - Stream Time - Event Name

2 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table
3 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $100K No Limit Hold'em High Roller Day 3
4 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 2
6 June - 12:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Day 2
7 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship Day 2
8 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $565 COLOSSUS Final Table
10 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $565 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table
13 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 2
14 June - 11:00 AM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Millionaire Maker Final Table
15 June - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $2620 MARATHON Final Table
16 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Seven Card Stud Final Table
16 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $50000 Poker Players Championship Day 4
19 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K Seven Card Stud Championship Day 2
20 June - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table
21 June - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout Final Table
23 June - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $2500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table
24 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $2500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8/Better Stud Hi-Lo 8/Better Final Table
26 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Razz Final Table
27 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table
28 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $3K No Limit Hold'em Final Table
29 June - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K Razz Championship Final Table
30 June - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1K Ladies No Limit Hold'em Final Table
1 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $5K No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table
3 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Final Table
7 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 No Limit Hold'em Final Table
8 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha Final Table
10 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $3K Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed Final Table
11 July - 1:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $5K No Limit Hold'em Final Table
12 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $1500 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Final Table
13 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $10K No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table
14 July - 3:00 PM PT - WSOP 2018 $50K High Roller No Limit Hold'em Final Table

 

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