The growing marriage between poker and eSports will cross a new threshold this Fall with the first-ever Global Poker League playoffs live at TwitchCon 2016.
Announced today via press release the Global Poker League finale will be a three-day festival from Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 in sync with the annual conference for eSports streaming giant Twitch.tv.
The four top teams from each conference will play down to two, and then a first-ever GPL Champion, live in front of thousands of enthusiastic eSports fans.
The GPL will also debut its signature playing stage, The Cube, and introduce its new 3v3 playing format.
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More than just the playdown of the GPL season the Playoffs will also include live demos of poker/eSports hybrid game HoldemX, Meet and Greets with GPL stars and exhibition events between pros and fans.
The man behind the Global Poker League, President Alex Dreyfus, sees it as another important step in the melding of poker and the booming eSports industry:
“GPL and Twitch are expanding their partnership to promote poker as an esport.
We are thrilled to expose our League to the largest esport community and connect poker fans and GPL players.
"TwitchCon 2016 is the perfect spot to help make this happen.”
Plans are also in progress for fans to have a chance to win a TwitchCon 2016 package to see the action live.
A select number of free tickets will be made available as part of GPL’s TwitchCon giveaway and can be won by following Twitch.tv/gpl.
Community Development and Poker Manager at Twitch Scott Ball, who has been making a name for himself in poker with his performances on the GPL, is also stoked on the burgeoning relationship:
“Over the past year, poker has quickly grown into an immensely popular category on Twitch thanks to the game’s top stars engaging our community and being embraced in return."
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