True Geordie Takes His Poker Talk Show to Ept Barcelona
As things heat up in Barcelona at the European Poker Tour, some of Twitch’s most popular poker personalities are looking to add to the excitement by streaming a one table tournament with a winner-takes-all format in a debut live version of True Geordie’s hit poker talk show The Showdown. The prize? A prestigious trophy and bragging rights for life, but perhaps even more importantly, a buy-in to the Main Event at the next leg of the European Poker Tour - EPT London 2022.
Who is “True Geordie”?
For those unfamiliar with Brian ‘True Geordie’ Davis and what his content is about, he started out creating videos about his home football team, Newcastle United, before expanding with a podcast - The True Geordie Podcast, True News, where he discusses real news stories from around the world with well known guest stars, The Kick Off, a weekly football talk show which he live streams.
In the world of poker content, he created The Showdown, a talk show combined with a home game with his long time friends, child actor turned football Youtuber Rory Jennings and Manchester United fanatic and Youtuber Adam McKola. Both Rory and Adam will also be heading to Barcelona to participate in a live version of the show.
On the regular version of The Showdown, the multi-talented content creator and his friends battle it out against each other for the entertainment of their Twitch audience. The Showdown features guest stars from all walks of life, who all sit down together alongside Brian, Rory and Adam for a friendly home game. Offering interesting and varied conversation, friendly banter, exciting poker hands, fantastic production value and a captivating experience, The Showdown has developed a large fan base, providing entertainment on multiple fronts. Fans range from established poker players, to football lovers who have never played a single hand. Brian and his friends are fantastic ambassadors for the game, and their big personalities are a breath of fresh air amongst regular poker streams.
True Geordie said he has always dreamed of enabling fans from around the world to come and see the show in real life, and this event in Barcelona is the perfect opportunity to realise that dream!
The Showdown: Barcelona Edition
The special edition of the popular show will be a 6 player Sit and Go, where players will start with 10,000 chips and blinds at 100/200. The levels will be 15 minutes long, and there will be 2 optional rebuys per player, but players may only rebuy if they lose their entire stack. After an hour of play the live tournament becomes a freezeout and any unused stacks will be added to players' existing stacks. Then it’s on to crown a winner!
Who else is going to be playing?
Lex Veldhuis - Lex is one of the biggest names in poker entertainment, with millions of dollars in online tournament earnings. He is a long time ambassador and streamer for PokerStars, and also holds the record for the most concurrent views at over 58,000 during his deep run in the SCOOP Main Event.
Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg - This 5 year veteran of Team Pokerstars has over 140,000 Twitch followers and regularly provides a well balanced mix of comedy and poker through his content. He’s earned 2 WCOOP titles and over $1.5m in online cashes.
Joe ‘Stapes’ Stapleton - Anyone who has followed EPT live streams in the past will no doubt be familiar with American commentator and funny man Joe Stapleton who has worked alongside James Hartigan since 2011. His quick one liners and quirky anecdotes always provide entertainment for fans.
Where can I watch?
PokerStars will be streaming the event on both their Twitch (Twitch.tv/pokerstars) and Youtube (Youtube.com/pokerstars) channels, and True Geordie will also be streaming the event himself on his Twitch channel (Twitch.tv/truegeordie). Coverage will start at 19:00 CEST/18:00 BST on Monday, August 15th.