Jesse Pinkman Joins LA Professional Poker LeagueApril 13, 2016 11:03 am
American actor Aaron Paul has just joined the Global Poker League as its final wild card, and will now be putting his poker skills to the test as part of Maria Ho’s LA Sunset team. The 36 year-old Hollywood star, better known to many as Jesse Pinkman from the hit series Breaking Bad, has been seen at numerous poker events over the past few years, and commenting on the prospects of now competing against the best players in the world, stated:
“I love Poker as a game and mindsport so I’m excited to be part of this new eSports League. Representing the LA Sunset together with some of the best players in the world should be a blast.”
The brand new Global Poker League consists of 12 teams, with half competing in the GPL Americas league, and the other half in the GPL Eurasia league. After a series of matches that will run from April 5th, the separate league winners will compete against each other in an exciting final schedule to be held between November 23rd and 24th at Wembley Stadium in London.
After the initial round of matches, the LA Sunset team is currently in 3rd place, but the team will now be hoping that Aaron Paul will prove a boon for their GPL prospects. Commenting on Aaron Paul joining the LA Sunset, team captain Maria Ho said:
“We’ve had a lot of opportunities to include celebrities that happen to also be talented players, but in my experience Aaron is one of the most committed to the sport of poker right now. He wants to learn and beat the best. He’s an amazing addition to the LA Sunset and I’m hoping he’ll end up being a pivotal part of our team being a winning hand.”
GPL creator, Alex Dreyfus, seemed equally excited by the prospect of Aaron Paul competing in the innovative new poker series, praising the actor as a “real fan” of the game, and expressing his hope that he has fun, learns quick, and achieves some good results for his team.