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Twitch.tv to Stream Entire Global Poker Masters
The innovative Global Poker Masters will be one of the first poker tournaments to be broadcasted live on gaming-heavy streaming site Twitch.tv.
The international tournament will be broadcasted and promoted in five different languages on the site, which attracts over 300 million visitors every month.
Global Poker Index founder Alexandre Dreyfus said the deal was the result of months of negotiation.
The Global Poker Masters will stream on Twitch.tv from March 21-22 and it will actually be accessible from the front page of the streaming giant.
Poker Already a Favorite on Twitch.tv
It marks the first time that poker has ever been featured on the front page of Twitch.tv.
Twitch began as an off-shoot of the defunct Justin.tv but has grown into the de facto site for streaming video games.
Lately online poker players have also taken to Twitch.tv in a big way with Jason Somerville leading the way.
Twitch streaming is hardly the only unique thing about the Global Poker Masters.
Created to be the World Cup of Poker the tournament will be an invitation-only, country-based, team event with no delay in the live stream.
Held at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julian’s, Malta, the Global Poker Masters will take place on the heels of EPT Malta with famous poker players from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Russia, France, Italy and the Ukraine set to participate.