Last year for the duration of the 2021 World Series of Poker, GGPoker announced the signing of excessive-stakes poker myth Jason Koon. On Tuesday for the duration of a presser at the WSOP, the on-line poker big made but every other splash, revealing its most recent ambassadors — Jeff Depraved and Ali Nejad.
The focus of the most recent group of ambassadors is lisp material advent and sturdy personalities that resonate with poker followers across the sector. Each and every lengthy-time participants of the poker group salvage abilities on the felt and offering commentary on livestreamed events.
GGPoker has established a megastar-studded forged of ambassadors over the last couple of years, led for certain by Daniel Negreanu, who turned into the face of the firm in 2019 upon leaving PokerStars, the competing stamp he represented for a dozen years.
Team GGPoker is also headlined by Koon, Fedor Holz, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, amongst others. And now, the firm has added two unusual faces you’ve perhaps seen across the poker group for reasonably a whereas.
Meet Ali Nejad
Nejad has one of many most acquainted voices in poker. Along with announcers reminiscent of Norman Chad and Lon McEachern, his commentary has connected the poker impart period with the unusual college poker period.
The 44-year-dilapidated poker enthusiast turned into the distinctive host of Poker After Darkish in the 2000s when it aired on NBC boring at night. He’s persevered in that role when it moved to PokerGO. The label is now owned by GGPoker, so it’s a long way clever for the poker plight to signal Nejad as an ambassador.
“To secure in with the likes of GG, and to salvage a deal that encompasses this kind of considerable scope of opportunity, for me to more or less toughen their efforts and succor carry to fruition the vision they salvage got for being stress-free and exciting and lighthearted and never taking themselves too seriously, it’s a long way awfully essential my cup of tea,” Nejad informed PokerNews.
Nejad has also hosted a quantity of excessive roller events on PokerGO, reminiscent of the US Poker Initiate and Poker Masters. He’s in overall pitted with Slash Schulman in the printed booth, a duo that poker followers like. All over the poker impart period, he served as the lead announcer for the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, a 64-participant heads-up tournament that ran from 2005 to 2013.
Meet Jeff Depraved
Jeff Depraved joins the GGPoker crew, and he is awfully mindful of Negreanu. The poker professionals labored collectively in the previous at PokerStars.
Depraved is without doubt one of many dwell lisp material creators in poker and his reach spans across a quantity of platforms reminiscent of Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. The Michigan native and sports actions card enthusiast has over 83,000 followers on Twitch and the Jeff Depraved Podcast has change into one of many most original poker podcasts on the earth.
Poker followers revel in Depraved’ streams and podcasts because he interacts with his viewers and at all times has a obvious mentality. He brings on attention-grabbing visitors reminiscent of comic Kevin Hart, NBA megastar Andrew Bogut, 2021 WSOP Predominant Tournament champion Koray Aldemir, and our very dangle Chad Holloway.
The newly minted GGPoker ambassador sat down for a temporary conversation with PokerNews following the press conference. He acknowledged he may perhaps perhaps not salvage to swap up his lisp material plans essential as a result of his unusual role.
“For me, I make not surely idea to swap essential on what I’m doing,” Depraved acknowledged. “I stick with my motto, I like poker and I like of us, so Twitch, YouTube, whatever it goes to be, it’s helpful something that I like. I deem with GG, it’s a long way the beautiful situation, beautiful time.”
As a poker participant, Depraved has over $3.5 million in dwell tournament cashes, in accordance with Hendon Mob. He has 57 cashes in World Series of Poker bracelet events lifetime.