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.
The poker world is buzzing with the news that PokerStars has launched the long-awaited real-money version of their newest product, Power Up.
Rather than debate the merits of the game, as so many other poker media outlets and players are doing, this op-ed piece is instead all about recognizing and appreciating the initiative itself. Here’s a company that’s putting it’s money where its mouth is: they’ve invested heavily in trying to grow the game of poker, and that ought to be applauded.
As PokerStars prepares for a beta launch of Power Up, Cardplayer Lifestyle was recently given an opportunity to speak with Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.
We asked him about Power Up’s role in the relationship between traditional poker, the increasing audio/visual complexity of modern gaming, and what the relationship between them means for the future of the game we love.
We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview.
The much-hyped PokerStars Power Up game has finally made its official debut. We had a chance to test it at a special media event during the PokerStars Championship Barcelona festival.
Here’s an explanation of the new game, our thoughts about Power Up and the general idea of e-sports mixed with poker, and our opinion on what effect the game’s debut will have on the greater poker ecosystem.