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partypoker announces creation of ‘Team Online'

Tags: Matt Staples, partypoker.
Posted on 19 February 2019 by "T".

On Tuesday, partypoker has announced they have created what they call "Team Online", a group composed of members who are some of the world's most well-known and highly influential online poker content creators and streamers.

The creation of Team Online is just one of the various company strategies set in motion based from a plan set for the next weeks and months in which the key focus is to curate and distribute interesting streaming content across partypoker's main Twitch channel. On February 13 Wednesday, partypoker had already set their plans in motion by announcing an official partnership with "The Thirst Lounge", a Twitch streaming channel established in 2016 by Bill Perkins that is all about ‘poker, having fun and living life to its full potential'.

The first member to join partypoker's Team Online is Matt Staples, a 22-year-old poker pro who over the recent years has attracted a huge following across his Twitch and other social media channels. He was born and raised in Alberta, Canada.

Matt began playing poker at the lowest stakes when he was just 18 years old (the admissible age to gamble) and he eventually managed to build a bankroll that supports him to regularly play mid to high stakes tournaments on Twitch.

Three years ago, when Matt began streaming, he only did it just for fun but he immediately noticed his channel was growing and decided to make content creation a full-time endeavor. Currently, his Twitch channel has over 3 million views with 52,000 followers (and counting).

As an already accomplished poker player in his early twenties, Matt's poker career has allowed him to travel to different parts of the globe. So far he traveled to more than 14 countries already whilst supporting his brother Jaime in a weight loss prop bet (where he agreed to gain weight to meet his brother's weight halfway in a year for $150,000 against Bill Perkins, which they won when they both weighed in at 85.4 kg).

This weight loss/gain prop bet that they won goes to show that Matt works hard in achieving his goals, and he's fully serious in making himself a solid high-stakes player as well as continuously growing his Twitch poker followers.

Matt said, "I am incredibly excited to be entering into a sponsorship with partypoker. Becoming a sponsored pro is something I've aspired to for a while now, and I couldn't be happier about the partnership. There's nothing I like more than streaming tournaments on Twitch and I'm pumped to have the opportunity to showcase and help grow partypoker and their Twitch community."
Matt Staples Twitch account:
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What Next?
There will be plans to include an all-new partypoker high stakes cash game that will allow the poker community to witness some of the biggest poker personalities coming together and battling it out on the site's virtual cash game tables, streamed live!

partypoker's official Twitch channel:

As an added treat, current Team partypoker members such as Fedor Holz, Ludovic Geilich, and Patrick Leonard will take turns in hosting partypoker Twitch streaming sessions to make it more appealing to viewers as well as provide valuable insight on a wide array of poker topics.

partypoker managing director Tom Waters said, "We have been a bit behind the curve when it comes to streaming, but we are hoping to make up for lost time by compiling an elite team that will be able to stream entertaining and engaging content 24/7. We are delighted to have Matt join the team and will be able to announce some more exciting additions to Team Online in the coming days."

In the next days for this week, partypoker shall be announcing new additions to Team Online via their blog and social media pages.


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12 comments on "partypoker announces creation of ‘Team Online''"

 Mober19/02/2019 12:16:23 GMT
Party poker keeps "pushing" in this section and why not.
By signing up with players like him, they get more crowd.
You can say it is already a good deal for both of them.
Players getting a sponsorship,, which will work in getting more viewers easier,
plus party gets another means of advertisement, which is already established,
and doesnt start from zero.
 Nightkid19/02/2019 14:57:31 GMT
I see that this year partypoker is messing with everything in every way hahaha I see every time new news and almost always this partypoker present or named in them ... I already wanted to go back and see that there again: D so congratulations a party for dedicating itself to improve and I hope that there are more things for those who do not have to always be putting money Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 Gerimantas19/02/2019 16:40:54 GMT
Yes party poker all sort of promotion is come from all corner and it is interesting to see that they want to become biggest poker site and attack pokerstars in many way. For me it is good situation, because i play most times in party poker
 pajalnick19/02/2019 16:47:47 GMT
PartyPoker try different ways to attract new players and return old players to your poker room .... I certainly have nothing against party poker strategy, but in my opinion it would be great if more freerolls appeared .... there would be more players
 bowie198419/02/2019 17:12:08 GMT
Not really sold on this marketing strategy, more potential customer are watching these guys play on twitch live the less of those people are gonna actually play on the site at the same time. These are not coaching sessions just general playing sessions which are dime a dozen on twitch already.
 maragatero19/02/2019 21:04:22 GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
... it would be great if more freerolls appeared .... there would be more players
Yes, I think so too. I started playing in Party Poker from 2010, and always returned there after my periodic boredom of the game of poker. Always had space of micro limits and freerolls. But from a bit more than a year all of that disappear and they change to look for more profit. I don´t know if this promotion may attract to recreational players.
 CALICUL20/02/2019 07:33:23 GMT
This is an ample advertising campaign made by Party Poker to recruit as many players as possible. There is nothing wrong and they have all the chances to arrive number one in the online poker industry. These people do a really good job. I'm sure that PP is very envied by their competition.
 dule-vu20/02/2019 08:56:27 GMT
when you just read that he is poker pro with 22 years only and started to play poker with 18,its just great how somebody come on top that fast!they choose him to be first at this team online and this show everything!now we will see how things will work at this twitch channel!
 doubletop77720/02/2019 09:54:24 GMT
Party Poker have always been my poker site of choice and it is very nice to see them doing this. The shape of watching poker is changing every day and Party sem to be leading the way to enhancing our viewing pleasure.
 pajalnick20/02/2019 17:31:23 GMT
for example, 888 poker regularly holds freerolls for players of various levels .... that is, any day you can play in a tournament for free .... And this does not happen at PartyPoker ... freerolls Of course, there are very few of them .... very little. ... just like at PokerStars
 bowie198420/02/2019 18:21:58 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
when you just read that he is poker pro with 22 years only and started to play poker with 18,its just great how somebody come on top that fast!

It also means he practicaly done jack$hit so far... Meanwhile though established poker pros would hardly be okay giving away all the intricacies about their game on a live stream.
 dule-vu21/02/2019 10:34:50 GMT
for me this is just "big nothing" about all of this team online,team pros and everything about players that come to play for some poker site!like I would spend my money just beacuse they have some player who make millions online or at live tournaments!maybe new generation like this kind of things,to follow players and to play just beacuse of them!

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