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PokerStars Signs Streaming All-Star Jason Somerville
Twitch.tv poker streaming legend Jason Somerville is joining Team PokerStars Pro.
It’s been awhile since PokerStars signed a US-based pro but Somerville, who’s been a free agent since leaving Ultimate Poker, is just too good to pass up.
Somerville is renowned for his famous Run it UP series where he streams his attempts to spin up a large amount of cash in a set amount of time while playing online poker.
“I’m delighted to become a member of Team PokerStars and can’t wait to resume my Run it UP! series on Twitch,” says Somerville.
“I’ll be live streaming for several hours this coming Sunday and I can’t wait to hear from, and chat to, a growing group of poker fans as the broadcasts continue.
"I’m also excited about representing PokerStars in online and live poker events in 2015.”
Somerville Runs it UP for 70 Days, Starting Mar. 1
Somerville’s success streaming poker on Twitch.tv is unprecedented as he has more than 52,000 followers and more than 3m total views.
Originally from Texas, Somerville has been playing poker since the mid 2000s. He’s amassed $3.9 million in lifetime live tournament earnings including a WSOP bracelet victory in 2011.
The signing comes in conjunction with news that PokerStars is launching its own dedicated streaming channel at Twitch.tv/pokerstars.
Somerville will obviously be featured on the channel as well as Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Randy “Nanonoko” Lew and others.
Somerville will launch Run it UP Season 3 this Sunday, March 1, and will be broadcasting every day for 70 days straight.
Which players will be able to watch via the PokerStars Twitch channel.