It’s a classic modern poker tale. Online poker player and Twitch streamer catches the eye of the largest online poker room. He’s shortlisted by PokerStars as a finalist in their next great Twitch poker streamer competition, ultimately beating out four other hopefuls to take down the prize.
Along with the kudos and the spotlight shone on his burgeoning Twitch channel, he won a $30,000 Platinum Pass, which sent him to the Bahamas to compete in the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship.
Fairytale story, right? The final chapter seems almost preordained—sponsorship with the red spade itself. That’s exactly what we saw with Ramon Colillas, another platinum pass qualifier who went on to win the PSPC who just announced his ambassadorship to the PokerStars pro roster.
But there’s a surprise twist in this story: ALLinPav has signed—but not with PokerStars. Instead, he joins partypoker! The operator, which has been aggressively eating PokerStars’ lunch of late, has nabbed the rising star of streaming after what could be some backroom bidding between the pair.
It comes at a time that has seen a trio of top Twitch stars depart PokerStars, and another three sign up with partypoker, including Matt Staples. The resurgent online poker room has also partnered with Bill Perkins’ “Thirst Lounge” streaming channel in what the company is referring to its “wider streaming strategy.”