Jason Somerville is bringing live Canadian poker to the most popular poker channel on Twitch. His show Run It Up has partnered with DeepStacks Poker Tour (DSPT) to broadcast the DSPT Championship final table at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, later this year.
Like last year, DSPT is hosting their huge season-ending series at one of western Canada’s best poker venues, Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. But with recent regulatory changes in the province that now allow live streaming of poker tournaments, DSPT has signed on Jason Somerville to put the event in the spotlight.
While Twitch has seen a steady increase in poker streamers, Jason Somerville handily holds on to the top slot as the most popular broadcaster. His channel boasts 750 million minutes of viewing across 30 million visits.
The deal will see Somerville play the role of event ambassador and he’ll be offering Q&A sessions, fan meets, and on-site promotions. There will also be a one-day mixed-game Run It Up tournament on December 1 just before the DSPT Main Event gets underway. But most importantly, Somerville will be live streaming the DSPT Championship final table on Run It Up for a global audience of thousands.
“I’m incredibly excited to finally bring Run It Up to Canada as part of the DSPT Championship series,” said Somerville. “DeepStacks Poker Tour shares my commitment to hosting modern, fun-oriented, player-friendly tournaments, and I'm thrilled to be bringing the final table of the $2,500 Championship event to fans around the world December 5th on Runitup.tv.”
The DSPT Championship is a 11-day poker festival that begins November 25, 2016. It’s arguably the best tournament series of the year in the western half of the country, and it culminates in the $2,500 Championship event with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.