Generally regarded as the greatest poker player of his generation, and WPT Champion, Phil Ivey joins the World Poker Tour as a WPT Ambassador. As one of the most prominent and transformative players in poker history, Ivey expands his role in the global poker community as WPT continues to evolve during its 20th-anniversary season.
Ivey has a storied and celebrated history with the WPT, having competed in many major events throughout the past two decades. Ivey earned his place on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup when he won the WPT L.A. Poker Classic in 2008. Ivey has nine other final-table appearances in major WPT events.
Outside of WPT success, Ivey has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and has won 10 World Series of Poker gold bracelets, tied for the second most of all time. The 45-year-old has earned nearly $40 million in live tournament earnings alone, placing him in the top-ten on the “All Time Money List.
Award-winning poker vlogger and professional Poker Player Brad Owen became a member of the World Poker Tour team of ambassadors in April 2022. Owen will attend WPT events around the world, create exclusive content for WPT, and work alongside online partners to promote the game.
After playing cash games professionally for years, Owen began showcasing his rise up in stakes via YouTube videos in December 2016. Since he began to document his journey moving up in stakes at cash games, he has amassed nearly 670,000 subscribers on the platform, and his total video views now exceed 130,000,000. He also added ‘Best Vlogger’ to his trophy case at the 2022 Global Poker Awards.
Professional poker player and content pioneer Andrew Neeme’s addition to the World Poker Tour team of ambassadors came in May 2022. Neeme follows the tour to attend WPT events around the world, work alongside online partners in promotional efforts, and create exclusive content for WPT.
Neeme’s journey as a poker player began long before his venture into YouTube. While he began playing poker in 2004, he did not start to record his experiences at the table until October of 2016. His approach to capturing the experience of a professional poker player always highlights everything that happens before and after the cards hit the felt, not just the action and strategy at the table.
Players and fans will have opportunities to meet with Neeme, who is credited with popularizing the poker Meet Up Game, throughout the WPT schedule as he will be attending events around the world.