Aussie Millions to Get Global Audience Thanks to Jason Somerville and Twitch

December 11th, 2017 | by Kaycee James

The Aussie Millions will be broadcast to an international audience thanks to Jason Somerville and live streaming platform Twitch.

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Jason Somerville will bring the Aussie Millions to an online audience via his popular Twitch channel in January 2018. (Image: PokerStars.com)

When Crown Casino Tournament Director Joel Williams announced the line-up for the 2018 incarnation of the event back in August, he speculated that it could be the best attended Aussie Millions yet.

“Crown’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship continues to absolutely stamp itself on the global must-attend list for both recreational players and seasoned pros alike. Following on from record numbers across most events in 2017, 2018 looms as our biggest event to date,” Mann said in a press release.

Third Time’s a Charm for Aussie Millions and Twitch

In line with these aspirations, Mann and his team have since announced the continuation of their partnership with Somerville. The popular poker pro and Twitch streamer first began working with the Aussie Millions back in 2016.

Providing live poker action online, updates and daily commentary on the action, Somerville’s broadcast became one of the most popular poker streams on Twitch. The two entities partnered again in 2017 and will renew their relationship for a third time in 2018 according a recent tweet.

“We are delighted to announce @JasonSomerville is again teaming up with @CrownPoker to live stream the 2018 #AussieMillions Poker Championship,” read the December 10 Twitter post.

When Somerville’s stream kicks into life, he’ll have a wealth of action to cover and comment on. According to the 2018 Aussie Millions schedule, 25 tournaments will complement the AU$10,600/$8,000 Main Event which gets underway on January 28.

Another Stacked Schedule

Shining brightest on the stacked schedule that runs between January 17 and February 5 are the Challenge events with buy-ins of $18,800, $37,600 and $75,300. On top of these high stakes side events, there will be a Tournament of Champions as well as a host of smaller buy-in showdowns, all with combined estimated prizepool of $15 million+.

The main event itself will be the main focus for many players, including returning champion Shurane Vijayaram. When the Melbourne native qualified for one of the leading poker tournaments in the world back in January 2017, he did so for just $100.

After carving his way through the 725-entrant field, the Aussie clinched the biggest win of his career and $1.2 million after beating England’s Ben Heath heads-up.

This year, organizer Mann is expecting a similar level of interest in the main event as well as an international audience thanks to the deal with Somerville and his Run It Up Twitch channel.

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