Blom Will Be Streaming 10 Hour Session on Wednesday, May 27thPublished on May 22nd, 2015 7:08 am EST
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will be making his Twitch.tv debut on Wednesday, May 27th as part of a promotion on Unibet Poker.
Blom, who is one of the most followed poker players in the world thanks to his aggressive style and incredible bankroll swings, will be streaming a 10 hour session on Twitch.tv that will be starting at 14:00 ET on May 27th and concluding at 00:00 CET. According to Unibet, Blom will be opening up four cash game tables (NL50-NL400 and PL50-PL400) and moving tables every hour or so.
According to Unibet, Blom will be "answering questions during play" and "giving his thoughts on the game".
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom burst onto the scene in 2009 when he went on an absolutely ridiculous run on Full Tilt Poker. The run started at the expense of Tom "durrrr" Dwan and continued for a number of months. Blom logged an incredible amount of hours on the site during that time and squared off against the likes of Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey (as a matter of fact, Blom once multi-tabled against Antonius and Ivey at the same time). Blom's legendary run ended at the hands of Brian Hastings, who took roughly $4 million off of "Isildur1" during one incredible (and notorious) session.
Blom was able to parlay his newfound fame into a couple of sponsorship deals - the first at Pokerstars and then another at Full Tilt Poker 2.0. Blom is no longer associated with either site and is now affiliated with Unibet Poker.
Unibet is looking to capitalize on the recent surge in popularity of online poker streams on Twitch.tv. Recent streams from Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu have been big hits, drawing tens of thousands of viewers. Given the popularity of Blom in the online poker community, there is no reason to think that his streams will be any different.
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