All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed
The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be underway as we speak, has announced that all 12 championship events’ final tables will be live-streamed.
The live feed will be streamed by official online Poker partner partypoker, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, partypoker TV, and partypoker’s official Twitch channel. The live streams will be broadcast and facilitated by the WPT’s production partner for all live events, namely ShareHand.
Format, Commentary, Etc.
In order to protect the integrity of the live events, the live-streaming will be made subject to a slight time-delay. Also, even though players typically make use of their chosen online avatars or “screennames” when playing online Poker, those players who make it all the way to the final tables, will have their real names displayed on the online tables.
Live commentary, much in the same style and manner as during in-person live tournaments and games, will be provided by prominent Poker commentators and players. Those handling the commentary will include Vince Van Patten, James Dempsey, Joey Ingram, and Tony Dunst. Mike Sexton will put in a special commentary appearance. Sexton three years ago stepped down as official live events commentator in order to assume his new role as chairman of partypoker.
A nice addition to the commentary action is that commentary will be delivered in several languages, and not only English. Russian commentary will be handled by Dmitry Shakhov and Ilya Gorodetskiy, German-speaking fans will be listening to Christian Gross and Stefan Hachmeister, Spanish commentary will be performed by Santiago Garcia and Gaston Catzman, and finally, Portuguese fans will be able to tune into the antics of Marcos Sketch and Thiago Crema De Macedo.
About The Championship
The World Poker World Online Championships officially got underway on July 17. The action will run all the way through Tuesday, September 8. A sweltering $100 million in guaranteed prize money is up for grabs across the 12 events. Only a single entry is allowed in each of the 12 events.
Eight of the 12 events come kitted out with 3 buy-in tiers, one of the events has buy-in tiers, and the 3 remaining events each have a single buy-in tier only.
The WPT WC Online Main Event will take the shape of a four-day event spanning five calendar days in total – due to the two separate starting flights.