What was just rumor yesterday is confirmed today: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Gus “The Great Dane” Hansen are no longer Full Tilt Poker sponsored “Professionals.”
According to a statement given to our big brothers at pokerfuse, a spokesperson from FTP has actually confirmed the parting of ways, wishing the pair of degens the very best as they embark on non-sponsored life.
“We can confirm that Full Tilt’s sponsorship of Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen has expired,”
“We would like to wish Viktor and Gus all the best in their future endeavors.”
The pair who, along with nosebleed superstar Tom Dwan, were a part of the post-Black Friday relaunch of the site are the just latest casualties in a long line of notable names who are suddenly finding themselves without a sponsored safety net.
“This follows a year-long review of the Full Tilt brand and a decision to move away from pro-centric advertising to focus on the experiences and stories of the vast majority of our players,” the room’s spokesperson continued.
Maybe this is exactly what Hansen needs to turn his incredible losing streak around. Hansen, one of poker’s more recognizable faces, is currently in the deepest online ditch in history suffering losses of just over $20,000,000 (according to HighStakesDB).
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