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"ElkY" Becomes Hearthstone Sponsored Pro!

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, Hearthstone.
Posted on 16 November 2015 by "T".

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was one of the top ranked StarCraft players in the world before beginning the transition to poker in the end of 2003. ElkY has been under the Team PokerStars Pro flag since 2006 and accumulated almost $11 million from playing live tournaments!

Although being a full-time poker player takes a lot of time, he's never cut the ties with strategy games. In fact, he has been playing a lot of Hearthstone lately... and it has paid off given that he's now a member of ‘Team Liquid' - a Netherlands-based eSports organisation that sponsors professional gamers.

Of his new appointment, ElkY said: "As it was a dream come true for me to join PokerStars Team Pro, today another of my dreams becomes reality as I become a Team Liquid player. When I discovered poker, I had to make the difficult choice to leave the competitive gaming world to focus my energy fully on poker. Hearthstone is one of the first games that shares the same skills as poker, and I am very excited for what the future holds in my multi-gaming career."

Lee Jones, Director of Poker Communications at PokerStars, said: "There are many similarities between poker and gaming, and ElkY's unrivalled success in both fields is a testament to his unwavering thirst for skill and strategy games. As the boundary between poker players and strategy gamers continues to blur, it is trailblazers such as ElkY who are narrowing the gap between people who consider themselves gamers, and those who consider themselves poker players. We look forward to the new era of strategy gaming that ElkY's appointment represents."

His first tournament with Team Liquid will be today in the SeatStory Cup IV Hearthstone tournament, a four-day tourney with $20,000 up for grabs! The tournament will be broadcasted live on Twitch.

 


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9 comments for ""ElkY" Becomes Hearthstone Sponsored Pro!"

 pochui16/11/2015 12:22:54 GMT
...there are many similarities between poker and gaming... oh yeah like: staring at your monitor for countless hours just to find out that all of this was for nothing; increased chance to forget how to exit your apartment; improvised seating with such combos like seat-bar-toilet all in one increasing the long term chance of success and so on... definitely lots of similarities
 klash2316/11/2015 17:39:51 GMT
I don't know anything about these types of games but I think Elky was a very good games player before online poker went big.Not seen that much of him in the last couple of years.
 SBEP16/11/2015 19:12:13 GMT
Elky becomes heart fukc something something stone player, who gives a flying fukc, he was never good of a poker player to begin with, hes nowhere to be found on the tables, and now we all know why that was the case, hope it brings u more money what ever is u r playing nowadays elky, as for poker u r just one trick donkey
 Cruimh16/11/2015 20:52:53 GMT
Squeal! Oh, I wet my pants with excitement ..... Honestly, is this tripe the best you can offer us as news?
 bowie198417/11/2015 01:55:10 GMT
From StarCraft to PokerCraft to GodKnowsWhatCraft... Oh boy, this is a carrier to be inspired by. It's fortunate that he found all these professions where he could sit all day doing nothing but click-click-click.
 Willid8817/11/2015 14:27:59 GMT
Elky is just a sicko and anything sicko related he's there and also I know that you can also earn big cash in gaming too so main reason why he's into it...
 bowie198418/11/2015 02:02:31 GMT
Posted by Willid88:
Elky is just a sicko and anything sicko related he's there and also I know that you can also earn big cash in gaming too so main reason why he's into it...

The ones who earn big cash in gaming (e-sports) have literally zero life outside of gaming and burn out by the time they have become twenty-five. It's anything but ideal way of living/earning money.
 TheTheMASTER20/11/2015 20:10:42 GMT
well everyone has to survive! there are different kind of jobs and every kind of job has its own difficulties! how many of us who works through computers dont wake up every morning with a huge headache?!
 bowie198421/11/2015 01:42:37 GMT
Posted by TheTheMASTER:
well everyone has to survive! there are different kind of jobs and every kind of job has its own difficulties! how many of us who works through computers dont wake up every morning with a huge headache?!

Oh boy, I wish I was working with a pc, staring the monitor all day. I wish.

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