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Daily 3-Bet: Liquid Nano, D-Wade Raises It, Thor Kickstarter
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a rejuvenating trip to the sauna in the thick of the mid-afternoon poker news winter.
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In today’s Daily 3-Bet we’ll take a look at Nanonoko becoming a Hearthstone pro, Dwayne Wade challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and a Thor Hansen documentary.
1) Team Liquid Signs Nanonoko
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is no longer the only dual-sport pro on the PokerStars roster.
Randy “Nanonoko” Lew has been deemed good enough at Hearthstone to represent eSports giant Team Liquid at the Dreamhack: Winter event in Jönköping, Sweden.
The aforementioned ElkY will also be on hand for the tournament, which will officially be the first event that awards points to the 2017 Hearthstone Championship.
Team Liquid and PokerStars have a unique relationship with noted Hearthstone pros Savjz, Sjow and Dog crossing over into poker for some live tournaments.
Lew comes from a video game background and was a whiz when it came to fighting games, particularly the Street Fighter-based Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Update: Lew already won his first match vs. Hearthstone pro JustSaiyan 3-0. That Team Liquid run good!
2) Dwyane Wade Raises It
Is PokerStars going to sign Dwyane Wade?
That was our first thought after seeing the following video of Wade taking Cristiano Ronaldo’s challenge and “Raising It.”
More likely it’s just a one-off but nice to see some big names getting in on the #RaiseIt battle.
Ronaldo has already responded to Wade’s video. Let’s keep it going guys!
3) Thor Hansen Documentary on Kickstarter
There are few stories in poker that are as interesting or poignant as Thor Hansen's. The “Godfather of Norwegian Poker” helped pioneer the WSOP for Europeans, was backed by Larry Flynt and has two WSOP gold bracelets.
He’s also been battling cancer for the last several years and defied doctor’s odds after his initial diagnoses.
Those are just a few of the reasons why you might want to chip in for a brand new Thor Hansen documentary that’s currently listed on Kickstarter by Zacapa Film. Here’s a trailer (hope your Norwegian is better than ours!):