Lex Veldhuis Tops TwitchTV Streaming With 58,000 viewers8 months ago
Lex Veldhuis took poker streaming to a new level, the Dutch pro topping the entire TwitchTV streaming charts with more than 58,000 viewers tuning into his enthralling SCOOP Main Event runs…
The PokerStars ambassador was thrilled to witness the numbers following his stream rise as he aimed for the SCOOP $10k Main Event title on his home site.
The $5millionGTD High version of the flagship online tournament had a $1million+ prize up top, and although Veldhuis eventually fell in 15th place – a $62,620 cash – he was ecstatic at the response to his streamed run.
There was some ‘sadness’ along the way, however, when he busted his friend and fellow Pokerstars streaming ambassador Ben 'spraggy' Spragg – with Veldhuis tweeting it was ‘the worst I've ever felt winning a hand.’
There were no hard feelings though as Spragg himself bagged a $40k cash and a chunk of the TwitchTV viewership along the way, before falling in 30th place to Veldhuis’ pocket rockets...
Poker has steadily risen through the TwitchTV ranks over the past half-decade or more, Jason 'jcarver' Somerville sparking the boom and setting then breaking several records of his own along the way.
With the likes of Jaime Staples, Jeff Gross and others regularly pulling in huge audiences for their streams, and Bill Perkins launching his own Thirst Lounge team, it’s an amazing time for poker’s most talented player-streamers.
Veldhuis’ record-breaking run marks a new milestone in the business, and there were plenty of congratulations from the poker community and beyond in recognition of his achievement.
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