partypoker’s new ‘Team Online’ continues to take shape this week as two more prominent poker streamers have been added to the roster.
In the past two days, both Travis ‘dramaticdegen’ Darroch and Patrick ‘XxXMLGPROXxX’ Tardif have been officially appointed as new partypoker ambassadors.
Travis ‘dramaticdegen’ Darroch
A former aspiring actor, Travis Darroch found his way into poker after his mom, knowing he was a big Matt Damon fan, showed him the iconic poker film Rounders when he was a teenager.
Then, after hearing about Twitch from the Joe Rogan podcast, Darroch channeled his desire to be in front of the camera into a successful streaming channel. Now, the Canadian content creator has parlayed his poker ambition into a partnership with partypoker.
“I am thrilled to come on board with partypoker and be a part of this exciting project,” Darroch said. “I’m really looking forward to creating some amazing new content over the coming weeks and months.”
— DramaticDegen (@TJDarroch) February 20, 2019
Darroch has accumulated over 23,000 followers on Twitch and his channel has over 1 million views to date.
Patrick ‘XxXMLGPROXxX’ Tardif
Canada’s Patrick ‘XxXMLGPROXxX’ Tardif is officially the fourth member of partypoker’s ‘Team Online’.
Tariff has played his way up from the micro-stakes and into competing in some of the largest tournaments offered online, all in a span of two years. Tardif spent some time teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea, where he found his way into poker through a love of video games.
Nowadays, the newly sponsored pro uses his background in education as his own fuel to improvement in the game of poker.
Happy and proud to announce I’ve joined @partypoker as a member of team online. It’s been one of the things I’ve been working for these past few years and am looking forward to what the future holds. pic.twitter.com/AaKgD7cNnA
— Patrick Tardif (@IrEgption) February 21, 2019
“I’m excited to represent the next generation of online pros and be a part of Team partypoker,” Tardif said. “When I started on this journey a little over 2 years ago, I didn’t know how it would really end up. I gave myself a year to make something of it. Now entering my third year, I’m battling at high stakes and am an ambassador for one of the most recognized sites in poker.
“I’m just enjoying the ride…”
Darroch and Tardif join Matt Staples and Hristivoje ‘ALLinPav’ Pavlovic, who were announced earlier this week, on the newly formed online squad.
The expanding team of ambassadors is an effort by partypoker to increase their attention to online streaming.This includes a previously announced partnership with Bill Perkins’ ‘Thirst Lounge’ Twitch channel, as well as promises of ramped up programming by their stable of established pros, including Fedor Holz.
More online ambassador announcements by partypoker are likely to be made over the course of the week.