King's Casino Rozvadov will put the top esports gamers to the test on Twitch May 16 and 17 in its first King's Poker Gamers Contest.
“After working with the most famous poker tours I'm delighted that King's Rozvadov has expanded into esports," Leon Tsoukernik said in a release. "This exclusive Gamers Contest and the launch of King's TV on Twitch all happens ahead of our property expansion and new hotel opening in August making King's Europe's number one poker destination.”
King's has already chosen the gamers: Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Sebastian "Forsen" Fors, Craig "Onscreen" Shannon, Alan "Hotted" Widmann, Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi, Marcel "Dexter" Feldkamp, Sophia "djarii" White and Ted "PyrionFlax" Forsyth.
Kevin "RotterdaM08" van der Kooi will host the festivities live on Twitch.
These competitors will take part in two games: the sit & go on May 16 and the cash game on May 17. The sit & go is an eight-handed bounty game with a €10,000 total cash prize. Eliminating ElkY gets players an extra €250 reward. First pays out €4,000 and descends to €2,500 for second and €1,500 for third.
Comparatively, the cash game is a €2/5 three hour session with a €500 minimum buy-in and 7-2 bonus trick.
Visitors to the casino can meet the gamers and register on the waiting list for the cash game for a chance at the esport ambassador feature table.
Here are profiles on each of the contenders:
|Name||Known for||Last seen||Twitch|
|Alan "Hotted" Widmann||King's TV Streamer, World of Warcraft background||Hotted is predominantly focused on Warcraft, Counter-Strike and PBG||Twitch.tv/hotted89|
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||Team PokerStars Pro, Team Liquid HearthStone, King's TV ambassador and Streamer||ElkY is a former StarCraft Pro who has also accumulated over $11 million on the poker tables||Twitch.tv/elky|
|Sebastian "Forsen" Fors||Hearthstone Pro, Team Cloud9||As a StarCraft II player, Forsen found his love for Hearthstone and is now one of its most notable players||Twitch.tv/forsenlol|
|Ted "PyrionFlax" Forsyth||Team Yogscast, Streamer, Analyst, Commentator||PyrionFlax is a Dota 2 streamer, analyst and commentator who had his start on YouTube||Twitch.tv/PyrionFlax|
|Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi||Hearthstone Pro, Former StarCraft II Pro, Team Liquid||SjoW is a professional Hearthstone player who formerly manned the Terran race as a StarCraft II professional||Twitch.tv/sjow|
|Craig "Onscreen" Shannon||Former Counter-Strike Pro Gamer||Onscreen is one of the most famous Twitch streamers in the United Kingdom, focusing on Counter-Strike, H1Z1 and PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS||Twitch.tv/OnScreen|
|Marcel "Dexter" Feldkamp||Former League of Legends Pro, CLG||Dexter is one of the biggest esports personalities from Germany who dabbles in all things esports||Twitch.tv/dexter_lol|
|Sophie "djarii" White||Method Streamer||djarii is one of Europe's best-known World of Warcraft streamers who also delves into makeup, tutorials and competitions||Twitch.tv/djarii|