The growth and development of online poker is one of the contributing factors to the success of esports in recent years. In this article we take a look at how online poker has positively influenced esports.
Upon learning the news that the World Poker Tour’s parent company will be merged into a new company called Allied Esports Entertainment, it has caused many in the poker community to wonder how this would affect one of their beloved brands.
WPT CEO Adam Pliska joined me in an hour-long conversation to explain how esports would bring more new people into poker (and vice versa) and how the infusion of new resources would help grow the WPT brand even bigger. After over a decade and a half, the World Poker Tour continues to shine bright, and their future looks even brighter.
Who better than to “properly” introduce PokerStars Power Up to the masses than two of the company’s most popular poker ambassadors, Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu.
Just after the latest Run It Up Reno live tournament series, Negreanu and Somerville will take to Twitch to live stream the all-new eSports/poker hybrid game for the first time. It promises to be a must-watch broadcast.
While the tried and true method of improving at poker usually involves playing a lot and learning from each session, as well as hitting the books and reading up on proper poker theory, playing other games can be beneficial as well.
Chess, blackjack, and even eSports can help you hone the skills necessary for winning at the poker tables. Want to learn more? Read this article.