888poker has announced the addition of Mixed Martial Arts star Georges St-Pierre to its roster of team pros. PokerStars also added a new name to its Team PokerStars Online by welcoming Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin.
888poker and PokerStars
continue to expand the two sites' pro teams with the addition of MMA star Georges St-Pierre for 888 and online PLO grinder Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin for PokerStars.
Born in Canada, Georges St-Pierre is the current welterweight world champion of the UFC, and is widely acknowledged to be one of the best MMA fighters of his generation.
He will join the ambitious 888poker pro team and will begin his pro career at the upcoming WSOP 2012, where he will be donning the 888 logo for the first time.
Having signed a one-year contract, St-Pierre will also play in a number of other big live events, as well as he will take part in a handful of online events and promotions
for his new sponsor.
"I am very excited to become a global brand ambassador for Team 888poker," St-Pierre said in a press release
"I have wanted to play poker
for a while now as it is a great game of skill. It's not just your cards versus my cards; it's you versus your opponent. However, the most important aspect of my partnership with 888poker is that we are going to generate a great deal of money for my foundation that dedicates its efforts towards anti-bullying causes," he added.
Meanwhile, Team PokerStars Online also added a new name to its lineup, following the signing of Australian PLO specialist Roy "GodlikeRoy" Bhasin.
Bhasin is a long-time regular of the PLO tournament games on PokerStars and revealed to have fulfilled a dream by penning a pro contract with the world's largest online poker site
"I feel incredibly humbled and honored to have been chosen to be a part of Team PokerStars Online," Bhasin told the PokerStars Blog
"It has been a dream of mine for a while now, and to actually see it come true is an incredible feeling."
Bhasin further revealed to be looking to use his new position to promote PLO variation further - a game which has brought him his biggest tournament cash to date after he finished second in the 2010 $2,100 PLO SCOOP event for $40,800.