Twitch Goes All In With The World Series of Poker

The poker brand graduates from late night Travel Channel airings to the biggest streaming platform in the world.

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Big news for fans of poker arrived today from the folks over at Twitch. Starting June 2, Twitch will begin airing live coverage from the World Series of Poker. Viewers will be able to catch the action live as the best players in the world compete for the elusive WSOP gold bracelet. The action will unfold on twitch.tv/pokercentral and run through July 14.

“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.”

The events will see commentary by David Tuchman with support from Jeff Platt. The poker showdown will also be making use of the benefits provided by the Twitch platform, the World Series of Poker broadcasts will feature visits from various poker pros and celebrities who be in chat to answer questions from viewers.

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