The Aussie Millions is always one of the premier events on the poker schedule each and every year. The prestige of the Aussie Millions Main Event was supplemented in recent years by the addition of Jason Somerville and his Twitch channel to the broadcast. Somerville and RunItUp.tv are back and better in ever for 2018 with Aussie Millions marking their first major stream of the year.
Starting Thursday, February 1 and running through Sunday, February 4, Aussie Millions and Somerville are partnering to stream the main event on Twitch.
Last year was a banner one for the pair as Somerville and Crown Casino set worldwide records with the main event stream. The main event became the #1 Most watched live Twitch poker tournament of all time and had the most concurrent viewers of a live final poker table on Twitch.
The final table was one for the ages as Australian amateur and satellite winner Shurane Vijayaramdefeated British pro Ben Heathheads up to win over $1.2 million.
February 1 marks Day 3 of the tournament and Day 4 will run on February 2. The final table itself starts on February 4. All three stream broadcasts start at 12:30 pm EST.
Somerville looks forward to taking his commentary live in Australia once again and plans to make this year even better than the last.
“I’m honored to once again partner with Crown Melbourne to showcase the 2018 Aussie Millions live on Twitch. The Aussie Millions is one of the most prestigious poker tournaments on the calendar and I’m excited to present the action once again to fans around the globe. We broke the Twitch Poker record for last year’s broadcasts and we’ve got an even better show planned for the fans in 2018.”
Representing Crown Melbourne Casino is tournament director Joel Williams, who said “We are very excited to partner once again with Jason Somerville to live stream key moments from the 2018 Aussie Millions. Last year’s partnership was incredibly successful and took our championship to new global audiences. As one of the world’s great poker tournaments, we are looking to build on this in 2018.”
When Aussie Millions gets underway in a few weeks, the whole poker world will stop and take notice. The Aussie Millions Main Event is one of the most prestigious events of the year and having Somerville back in the booth only further adds to the elite tournament.