The Twitch Poker Tribune is a new weekly blog bringing you the latest news and best clips of the week from the world of Twitch poker, as well as shining a light on some up-and-coming streamers you should check out.
- The SCOOP 2020 comes to an end
- Fintan “easywithaces” Hand shares his stage with rising stars
- Lex Veldhuis has a surprise for his mods
- Our favourite clips of the week
- Ones to watch
It’s all over for another year, folks. The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) 2020 has come to an end with 2.75 million entries and more than $185 million awarded in prizes throughout the epic series.
Twitch Poker had some incredible highlights this year. Fintan “easywithaces” Hand won a SCOOP title live on stream, Lex Veldhuis and Spraggy ran deep in the $10K Main Event, and Veldhuis broke records to become the no.1 stream on the entire Twitch platform.
And that’s just to name a few.
SCOOP may be over for another year, but a new tournament series is just around the corner. Find out more about Summer Series here.
Expect to see your favourite streamers back in action soon.
I love poker, and I love the community that has emerged. I am immensely proud of everything that happened this month, the moments shared with @LexVeldhuis and @EasyWithAces were special. June schedule will be lighter, but you can still expect streams. Thank you for watching. ♥️
— Spraggy (@spraggy) May 31, 2020
Completed it mate.
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) June 1, 2020
Ever the gentleman, this week Fintan “easywithaces” Hand shared his channel’s stage and thousands of followers with some of his friends while he took some evenings off post-SCOOP.
You might have recognised them.
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) June 2, 2020
Next up was another Platinum Pass winner, “RichyRob”, who won his through GJReggie and PyeFacePoker’s #DareToStream competition. We featured RichyRob in our Lex Live Meet The Community series.
A huge thank you to @EasyWithAces for visiting my little stream last night with the ATB community!
— RichyRob (@RichyRobRR) May 29, 2020
While we all appreciate the (rare) blood, (occasional) sweat and (frequent) tears that Twitch Poker streamers put into their channels, a successful stream isn’t always down to one person.
Poker’s leading streamer Lex Veldhuis showed us this week how much his hard-working moderators “Croaks” and “RuthAnnK” contribute to his success by giving them $1,000 each as a sign of his gratitude.
“[Throughout SCOOP] you guys have been with me every single hour, and I’ve streamed more than 300 hours,” he said.
His announcement also came with a challenge for the mods: $100 to win as many sprints on PokerStars’ Grand Tour as possible.
Watch Lex explain the challenge below.
Monday night rave club. It was a pleasure.
We didn't win the BB $109.
In fact we bust shortly afterwards. Still one of my favorite clips though.
We did win the Big $215 though.
Zombie…. Zombie…. ZOMBIE NATION pic.twitter.com/nP5SrISXkQ
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) June 2, 2020
“I am very proud of myself. I hope somebody got video of that.”
It's Pacific Rim time with @majincast!
— Black Sheep At Home ? (@NZBlackSheep) May 28, 2020
“Ass König. Call. Ass König. Call.”
PURPLEPILS99 – www.twitch.tv/purplepils99
Evan “PURPLEPILS99” Parkes has been playing high stakes online poker for more than 12 years, amassing $4.4 million in cashes and at one point ranking eighth in the world, according to Pocket Fives.
CROAKS – www.twitch.tv/croaks
We mentioned Croaks earlier in this blog as one of Lex Veldhuis’s moderators, but what you might not know is that Croaks is an aspiring streamer in his own right.
Go give him a follow.
A recognisable name both live and online, successful British pro Adam “Adamyid” Owen announced his arrival to the Twitch streets on Twitter.
? Streaming at https://t.co/K0zyTfCL7c soon!
??? Those who stroked my ego on my previous tweet had better tune in
? Hopefully a few less ums and erms by then pic.twitter.com/jdvWYqSk2U
— Adam Owen (@adamyid) May 28, 2020
Owen is yet to fire up a stream, but with $1.7 million won online and $3.7 million won live, when he does you’re guaranteed to learn something by watching a player of his calibre.
This week’s winner is none other than Spraggy.
— Spraggy (@spraggy) June 1, 2020