partypoker continued to roll out the lineup for their new squad of online poker streamers on Tuesday with the announcement that longtime Twitch poker personality Courtney ‘courtiebee’ Gee has signed on as part of Team Online.
A graduate from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Science, Canada’s Gee started out in poker, at age 19, grinding Sit & Go’s, Six Max tournaments and Heads-Up Hypers. In 2011, after winning a qualifier tournament on PokerStars, she submitted an audition tape and ultimately was featured as a ‘Loose Cannon’ on PokerStars cash game television show the Big Game.
After a few years into her online career, she was playing mostly heads-up Sit & Go’s. Even though she was making a living at it, the grind was wearing on her. After a friend introduced her to the Twitch platform, she decided to give it a try. She quickly took to streaming and credits playing poker with a growing community watching with renewing her passion for the game and taking her play to the next level.
Now, for the better part of the past four years, Gee has been streaming roughly four days a week. She’s been one of the most consistent poker presences on the platform grinding multi-table tournaments and amassing a legion of followers she refers to as ‘The Swarm.’
I’m not sure what’s more exciting: being on a team with such outstanding content creators, or representing a site that’s doing so many great things for its players. I’m grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to a big year ahead with @partypoker! https://t.co/Zryfjq07y9 pic.twitter.com/WBYkGCNuBL
— Courtney Gee (@courtiebee) February 26, 2019
With over 37,000 Twitch followers, Gee, the first female member of partytpoker’s Team Online, joins the seemingly ever-growing roster of online personalities picked up by partypoker.
Last week partypoker announced Matt Staples and Hristivjoe ‘ALLinPav’ as the first two members of the streaming team. They were quickly joined by Canadians Travis ‘dramaticdegen’ Darroch and Patrick ‘XxXMLGPROXxX’ Tardif. On Friday last week came the announcement that former Unibet Poker ambassador and well-known esports pro Alan ‘hotted89’ Widmann would also be joining Team Online.
Then, on Monday, mixed game specialist Ryan ‘RSchoonbaert’ Schoonbaert was also named to the team.
The total team members are now at seven, and it doesn’t look like partypoker is planning on slowing down anytime soon.