Lex Veldhuis Draws Personal Record Number Of Twitch Viewers
Lex Veldhuis has become one of the most popular streamers on Twitch and he attracted a lot of viewers on Monday night as he went deep into the PokerStars $5,200 WCOOP Main Event.
His run, which ended with a 58th-place finish and a $28,632 payday, was seen by a peak audience of 32,829 viewers which made it the second-most viewed Twitch stream of all time.
The only poker streamer to draw more viewers is Jason Somerville who once drew 37,000 viewers.
Lex recently surpassed the 6,000 subscriber mark on his Twitch channel which is also a milestone. He is going to celebrate by giving his followers more poker action with bigger stakes. Lex will stream the WCOOP-62-H High Roller event which has a $25,000 buy-in. It is highly expected that he will draw another large audience who will tune in to see him fight for a big payday.
Veldhuis said that the $25K tournament is going to be a tough one for him and that he doesn’t expect to be profitable. The $25K tournament is a lot bigger than the ones he usually competes in but he said that he is doing it for his Twitch followers. With a huge audience behind him, it might just spur him on to take him game to the next level and win a piece of the $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool.
Lots Of Poker Action On Twitch
If you are interested in joining Lex’s legions of fans then all you need to do is head over to his Twitch channel and enjoy the ride. Veldhuis wasn’t the only PokerStars ambassador to have success on Monday night.
Liv Boeree and Jaime Staples also walked away with some nice cash prizes. Boeree ended up finishing in 62nd place in the WCOOP’s $5,200 Main Event which netted her $28,632. Jaime Staples won $4,562 plus $3,281 in bounties when he finished in 22nd place in the WCOOP-61-H $1,050 No-Limit Hold’em 8-max progressive knock out.
You can check out popular PokerStars Twitch streamers such as Veldhuis and Arlie Shaban who recently accepted a challenge to battle it out in the “12 Labours of Arlie challenge“.
Spending time watching poker action on Twitch is a great learning experience for both newbies and professional players as they get to watch some of the best poker players in the world and get live poker training for free.