Lex gets 15,000 Twitch viewers watching PLO

The Team PokerStars Pro amassed the 11th biggest Twitch audience of the night at a WCOOP PLO final table.

There is a widely held belief that Pot Limit Omaha is too complicated a game to present to new poker audiences, and therefore the best vehicle to sell the game is No Limit Hold'em. Over the weekend Lex Veldhuis proved otherwise. 

The Team PokerStars Pro has really reinvented himself over the last year or so as a Twitch streamer, with a fun and expletive filled stream. Over the weekend he made the final table of the $1,050 PLO Six Max event, playing for $120,000, and the Twitch viewers came out in droves. 

Over 15,000 people watched live as he came 4th for $42,967 (his biggest recorded cash and possibly the biggest ever recorded PLO cash on Twitch). More than 300 people subscribed to his Twitch stream (meaning they pay for extra perks), he received a lot of cash donations during the final table and now over 65,000 people follow his stream. At one point it was the 11th biggest stream on Twitch that evening. 

All great news for Lex but in particular the great game of Pot Limit Omaha, which has now shown, with the right streamer and big enough stakes, that it can be just as accessible to the casual poker audiences on Twitch. 

You can watch the whole stream again here:

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  • sirilidion

    #1

    was a great stream and totally Deserved
  • Xanham

    #2

    Yep, it was was and interesting even though he was super nitty.