Jason Somerville Signs New Two-Year Twitch Deal

Jason Somerville Signs New Two-Year Twitch DealJason Somerville has signed a new partnership deal with Twitch to continue his #runitup stream for the next two years, meaning fans can be guaranteed to see the popular pro in action until at least mid-2017. Commenting on the agreement, the 28 year-old tweeted:
“very excited to have signed a new 2-year partnership with @Twitch! daily #runitup streams set to return August 16th!”
Somerville’s live poker streaming via Twitch has proven a popular draw, especially amongst the younger generation, since he first launched his series of popular broadcasts on the platform earlier this year. Streaming his “Run It Up” series for 78 continuous days, Somerville has lodged more than 500 hours of action, during which time 15,000+ fans have regularly tuned in to watch him play. In fact, the Twitch stream of Jason “jcarverpoker” Somerville has proven so popular that he now has more than 100,000 followers, and 7.2 million views, turning his live broadcast into an online phenomenon. This is obviously great publicity for an industry desperately in need of fresh blood.
Over the past couple of months, however, the Team PokerStars Pro’s Twitch streams have been less frequent with his last broadcast airing on July 1st. That’s because between May 27-July 14 he traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the World Series of Poker, and has since been playing an integral part PokerStars’ grassroots Let California Play! campaign. Nevertheless, Somerville will take once more to the Amazon-owned Twitch platform on August 16th, where fans can watch him play for free, or alternatively pay $4.99 a month to subscribe to his jcarver twitch channel, and receive extras, such as special programs, and archives access.
Jason Somerville’s antics have also inspired a whole host of other poker pros to set up streams of their own, including Jaime Staples, Kai McMinn, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Greg Merson, as well as older, established players such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Chris Moneymaker and Barry Greenstein.

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