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Old 10-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #26
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

This is going to suck for Ultimate Poker.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:12 PM   #27
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Or more accurately, dozens of guys asked, "Is this real money?"

One of my favorite comments (and I paraphrase 'cause I can't remember the exact words): "It has to be play money. They don't put real money amounts on the table."
you have to take in consideration that their is now a significant group of young americans that have never experienced real money online poker if you 22 years or younger. Most people in America play online poker on Zynga now lol
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:37 PM   #28
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i've watched his series since the beginning and when i have time, entertaining stuff and good for poker; might be good for your game too
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:23 PM   #29
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I became a follower after a veiwer.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:31 PM   #30
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where did that post go about possible view botting? illuminati?

I watched the stream for a bit and it was pretty good, the chat being less cancerous than usual actually, since I watch cs:go from time to time.

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:47 PM   #31
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

he's pioneering twitch poker
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:55 PM   #32
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

I'm a fan.

I been watching twitch for a while and dont see this lasting. He's getting frontpage hype right now. Either he has an in or staff likes him. I've seen a ufc fighter get the same treatment. He would get 10k while on the front page, only to drop down to his normal 15-20 viewers.

I see him dropping down to his normal 300-400, which isn't a big deal on twitch.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:07 PM   #33
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

Hey guys, I posted on another thread as well but thought I'd post in here in case there is any feedback.

I was recently brought on board to help grow the poker community on Twitch. We see significant growth potential in poker video online, and we'd like to do whatever we can to help get more eyeballs on your community.

We've seen a lot of folks broadcasting poker with significant success.

Here's a few:

Jason Somerville: http://www.twitch.tv/jcarverpoker
Marcel Luske: http://www.twitch.tv/marcelluske
Gripsed: http://www.twitch.tv/gripsed
Ryan Laplante: http://www.twitch.tv/pr0tentialmn
http://www.twitch.tv/setoversetpoker (100nl zoom / MTT player)
http://www.twitch.tv/poker_mikkelk (MTT player with some great live success as well)

Tons of new broadcasters are jumping in every day. If you're interested in checking everyone out, be sure to follow the Poker directory!

http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Poker

If you're considering broadcasting or just want to chat some poker, feel free to reach out to me on twitter. @rumcakes
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:34 AM   #34
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Paging ChicagoJoey!
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:50 AM   #35
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Very interesting...
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #36
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

I bet a lot of people accidentally show things they didn't mean to like passwords and other random stuff.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:16 AM   #37
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I bet a lot of people accidentally show things they didn't mean to like passwords and other random stuff.
its much worse than that. one time a streamer forgot to turn off his webcam and he accidently streamed himself having sex with his girlfriend. One time a streamer got robbed live while people were watching. Other streamers have gotten swatted (people locate their address and call the police saying that they are going to kill someone).




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Old 10-16-2014, 01:57 AM   #38
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Other streamers have gotten swatted (people locate their address and call the police saying that they are going to kill someone).

That's some next level trolling
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:04 AM   #39
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If you're considering broadcasting or just want to chat some poker, feel free to reach out to me on twitter. @rumcakes
Do you work out of the bush office? I'm on the 14th/15th floors of that same building - handful of friends there but didn't know y'all were streaming poker these days. Know a few people on both sides, would love to chat poker/community sometime.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:07 AM   #40
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I bet a lot of people accidentally show things they didn't mean to like passwords and other random stuff.
Google "twitch swatting"
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:07 AM   #41
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I am very glad that JCaverville is getting some recognition for his recent (and not so recent) efforts. GL sir and thank you for contributing.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:11 AM   #42
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how much does having 9k viewers pays an hour?
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:19 AM   #43
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

I will be there more soon Was just there last week though. Cool to have you in the building Feel free to PM me your skype and Ill add you and let you know next time I am out there.

Do you play live much out there by any chance?
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:44 AM   #44
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I'm a fan.

I been watching twitch for a while and dont see this lasting. He's getting frontpage hype right now. Either he has an in or staff likes him. I've seen a ufc fighter get the same treatment. He would get 10k while on the front page, only to drop down to his normal 15-20 viewers.

I see him dropping down to his normal 300-400, which isn't a big deal on twitch.
Jason has had a few thousand before getting front page today.

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how much does having 9k viewers pays an hour?
Pretty sure you can clear $100,000 a year averaging 10k viewers as a full time job.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:56 AM   #45
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Jason has had a few thousand before getting front page today.



Pretty sure you can clear $100,000 a year averaging 10k viewers as a full time job.
thats way better than working for RiO or whatever, although not sure their instructors have quite the same level of chat as Jason haha
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:29 AM   #46
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Re: Jason Somerville streaming Poker on Twitch and currently over 9500 viewers!

wow, this is one of the best thing that could happend to poker

I'm watching hearthstone on twitch from time to time and i was just thinking few days ago, that if a poker player with interesting personality would do this, it could have huge impact on the progress of the game. Also, some Americans itt seems to be forgetting, that the internet is actually international - most of his viewers most likely don't live in US, so they can play online poker.

Anyway, i thought that it would be unlikely for someone to pull it off - first, we need a young (twitch crowd wont watch old people) player with a personality, who would be willing to sacrifice massive ev by showing his cards on a very small delay. Of course he has to play much lower than his usual stakes (because of the massive ev loss), and do it frequently, as you need to play regularly to build up a twitch audience.

Also, the player need to be able to dumb down the strategy talk - but not too much. Twitch viewers are mostly gamers, they aprecciate the element of skill, and they want to know the thought process behind plays streamer makes. But, of course, they cannot feel overwhelmed. I didn't think anyone could achieve all those things, but Jason Somerville seems to be a perfect man for the job.

If this stream would go viral, it might cause another poker boom - a bit different than the moneymaker one, as most twitch viewers are young, and therefore have limited acces to money - but if instead on spending 100$/month on subs and microtransanctions, they would pump it into microstakes poker economy, it would be great for all the stakes (more money at the bottom = more regs move up = worse regs higher = more actual reg battles and less bumhunting).
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:34 AM   #47
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JCarver for president. So happy for him to find some success after UP did the idiot move of cutting him.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #48
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Honestly I don't see how streaming can be the catalyst of a new poker boom. I've watched streamers for years on twitch and before that on own3d and the one constant is the very young and extremely immature viewer base. So yes it is reaching a new audience - except that audience is too young to deposit. A solid amount of viewers do back up their streamers by donating to them or subscribing so there is money in the community, but it comes from 3 sources: parents, pocket money, or in rare exceptions a wealthy family.

In an ideal world yes there could be a big influx of new players through streamers, or in reality the vast majority of those potential players go back raging into their microphones playing LoL.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:16 AM   #49
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its much worse than that. one time a streamer forgot to turn off his webcam and he accidently streamed himself having sex with his girlfriend. One time a streamer got robbed live while people were watching. Other streamers have gotten swatted (people locate their address and call the police saying that they are going to kill someone).




Yeah ive seen the swatting before, hilarious stuff.
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:08 AM   #50
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Not hating, but I don't think it's really that great for poker.

I mean, gamers aren't exactly known for being gamblers with an extra income. Most of them are broke students who will probably deposit no more than 50 dollars, study the game, and play abc.
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