partypoker Introduces Team Online with Four Members

Josip Simunic is one of the new additions to the partypoker team. (PokerNews photo)

partypoker continues to make waves in the poker world and this week announced the official formation of partypoker Team Online. Consisting of three Brazilians and one Austrian, the four players will promote worldwide partypokerLIVE events and online side of the business. 

The Austrian of the group of is Josip ‘Jozinho16’ Simunic, who owns $1.3 million in live tournament earnings. The 34-year-old Simunic is an accomplished pro with live high roller wins in Europe. When not on the felt, Simunic joins the commentary booth for the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona in April.

“I’m delighted to be joining partypoker, especially just after the 2018 series announcement,” Simunic said. “On the live circuit, it’s been great to see how the partypoker MILLIONS events have really captured everyone’s imagination; I know the atmosphere at this year’s tournaments is going to be incredible.”

The three Brazilians to join team partypoker are Renato ‘renaton’ Nomura, Lui Martins and Day Kotoviezy. The trio makes six from Brazil team partypoker. Joao Simao, Luiza Simao, and Bruno Gagliasso.

Nomura and Martins claim success from the online and live side of the game. Martins made the move to poker from an eSports background and ran up his first $120 deposit into over $500,000 in earnings. Nomura’s primary claim to fame comes from winning the Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event in 2013.

Kotoviezy is a poker pro and coach with a BSOP title to her name.

“Joining partypoker Team Online alongside Renato and Lui really is a dream come true for me. Poker has become my life so this really is a fantastic honor,” said Kotoviezy.

Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters commented on the additions by saying, “The recruitment of Renato, Josip, Lui and Day has got Team Online off to a really great start. These are players who have a true passion for the game and I know they will be amazing ambassadors for partypoker wherever they play.”

The first event on the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS schedule stands a few weeks away in Rozvadov, Czech Republic at King’s Casino. Day 1A start on Wednesday, February 14 to kickoff the €5 million guaranteed main event.