StormX and PokerGO will again host a star-studded tournament bringing together the world of poker and cryptocurrencies in October. The $5,000 StormX Invitational is set for Oct. 27 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The event features celebrities, athletes, and pro poker players competing for an estimated $400,000 prize pool. Major name players committed to the event include Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, Tom Dwan, Doug Polk, David Williams, Xuan Liu, and others.
“The first-ever StormX Invitational Poker Tournament was such a hit that we absolutely had to run it back for a second year,” StormX CEO and co-founder Simon Yu said in a news release. “We are proud to continue to grow our partnership with PokerGO and create another can’t-miss event for crypto and poker enthusiasts both competing on the felt and watching from around the world.”
Details on the StormX PokerGO tournament
StormX is the leading crypto cash back provider and PokerGO’s exclusive cryptocurrency partner. The event will stream live on PokerGO and YouTube.
“Few poker events are as fun and diverse as the StormX Invitational Poker Tournament, blending together the enthusiastic communities of poker and crypto for an outstanding affair,” PokerGO President Mori Eskandani said. “StormX remains a tremendous partner of PokerGO, as evidenced by the first-ever StormX Tournament having a prize pool of more than $400,000. We’re looking forward to an even better event this time around, for both players and viewers.”
The first event was held in March with 111 entries. Oliver Blakey, managing partner at Ascensive Assets, came out on top for $183,150. Maria Ho, recently named as a StormX ambassador (more on that below), is excited to see the event returning.
“I’m so excited that the StormX is back for a second year of fun and festivities,” Ho said. “I had a great time last year connecting with like-minded people from all over the world, and I love the continued collaboration between StormX and PokerGO in strengthening the long-standing synergy across the crypto and poker communities.”
Maria Ho joins StormX as ambassador
As noted, StormX recently named Maria Ho as a brand ambassador. The youngest player ever inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2018, Ho is a well-regarded poker pro and a crypto enthusiast.
“Many known poker players and enthusiasts alike often express interest in cryptocurrencies and the digital asset space,” said Ho, a regular PokerGo commentator and player. “StormX is a great bridge for those looking for an extra way to diversify and fuel their portfolios and those who may have only dabbled in crypto before. I’m proud to represent StormX as one of the most respected and innovative crypto companies.”
StormX teamed up with PokerGO earlier this year as the company’s first cryptocurrency partner. The partnership includes cross-promotion by Ho and StormX across social media. Ho will also wear a StormX patch to all high-profile events and appear in television commercials for the brand.
“We are excited to have Maria representing StormX as an ambassador,” StormX CEO Simon Yu said. “We love her overall energy and passion for crypto. She’s one of the best poker players in the business and we hope that with her help, we will be able to reach new crypto enthusiasts.”