Thursday January 14,2016 : GLOBAL POKER LEAGUE TEAMS AND MANAGERS ANNOUNCED (Update)
Entrepreneur Alex Dreyfus' Mediarex Sports and Entertainment delivers as promised.
Poker entrepreneur Alex Dreyfus' much-publicised Global Poker League took a big step forward Wednesday with the release by Mediarex Sports & Entertainment of team titles and managers of the 12 participating franchises.
Last week Dreyfus gave an appetiser when he revealed that Chris Moneymaker would captain the Las Vegas Moneymakers (see previous InfoPowa report) and this has been followed by the unveiling of 111 stellar team member names and their managers, many of them notable international players who have signed two year contracts for the GPL.
Pokerstars perhaps predictably has a strong presence, with 5 of the 12 team managers from that group, who will have the responsibility for picking a successful roster for their teams, with February 25 set as the deadline for Draft Day, which will be mc'd by popular presenter and player Kara Scott.
Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu have agreed to serve as analysts for the show, which will be streamed live on Twitch.
“Today is an exciting day in Global Poker League history, the confirmation of our team managers is a crucial step towards our goal. We’ve secured an incredible amount of talented leaders to represent our 12 franchise teams as well as strong intent from some of the world’s best poker players to make themselves draftable on 25th February. We’re looking forward to what the next few months and the inaugural season of the Global Poker League will bring for fans across the globe,” Dreyfus said in a press statement.
Here's a quick look at the team and manager list:
Team Manager: Philipp Gruissem
Hong Kong Stars
Team Manager: Celina Lin
Las Vegas Moneymakers
Team Manager: Chris Moneymaker
Team Manager: Liv Boeree
Los Angeles Sunset
Team Manager: Maria Ho
Team Manager: Marc-Andre Ladouceur
Team Manager: Anataloy Filatov
New York Rounders
Team Manager: Bryn Kenney
Team Manager: Fabrice Soulier
Team Manager: Max Pescatori
San Francisco Rush
Team Manager: Faraz Jaka
Sao Paulo Metropolitans
Team Manager: Andre Akkari