Patrick “XxXMLGPROXxX” Tardif joins Partypoker Team Online. Signing is poker site’s fourth in as many days. partypoker welcomes Patrick “XxXMLGPROXxX” Tardif to Team Online, the site’s fourth signing in as many days.
Hailing from Canada, Patrick has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the poker world within the space of two years, switching $4 buy-in micro stakes tournaments for $25K High Rollers typically reserved for the game’s elite, and commands a 12,000-strong following on Twitch.
Patrick cites an incessant restlessness allied with a deep-seated desire to constantly learn and improve as crucial weapons in his armory, in his ongoing quest to become a great of the game.
Having graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Patrick re-located to South Korea to teach English as a foreign language, before finding his true calling in poker with a grounding in the game of “Halo.” Despite his foray into poker, Patrick acknowledges the teaching experience, believing it helped to shape the fiercely competitive poker pro as he is known in online poker fraternities nowadays.
The creation of partypoker Team Online forms part of a wider company strategy earmarked for the following weeks and months with the focus on streaming quality, engaging content across partypoker’s main Twitch channel. Just recently, the site announced a partnership with “The Thirst Lounge,” a Twitch streaming channel launched in 2016 by high stakes player, Bill Perkins that encourages viewers to “live their best life.”
Plans also include a new partypoker high stakes cash game that will see some of the biggest names in poker invited to trade blows on the site’s virtual cash game tables, streamed live.
In addition, various current members of Team PartyPoker including Fedor Holz, Patrick Leonard and Ludovic Geilich will alternate in hosting partypoker Twitch streaming sessions, focusing on a range of poker topics. Over the coming days, partypoker will be unveiling further new additions to Team Online via its official blog and social media channels.
Tardif said: “I'm excited to represent the next generation of online pros and be a part of Team partypoker. “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, and hope you'll join me while I broadcast it all on Twitch.”