YouTube poker star Ethan “Rampage” Yau has been signed up by WPT Global as their first dedicated online poker content and brand ambassador.
“Rampage” was named Best Vlogger and Best Poker Personality at the 2022 Global Poker Awards and is described by WPT as “one of the game’s most popular personalities and influencers.”
His rise to prominence saw him start out in low-stakes games and work his way up to the nosebleeds, seeing him recently win $500k cash game sessions and $900k tournament wins.
He said of his new home at WPT Global: “I’ve been playing online poker with WPT Global since it launched and have been impressed with the growth of the platform in a short period of time.”
“The cash games are the best in the online poker ecosystem, and there is a large percentage of casual players which make the games really fun. I’m excited to see the company ramp up more online poker tournaments while adding additional gameplay features for its current and future players.”
Rampage, who plays online out of Montreal under the username “rampunts,” added, “Let’s win some WPT Global trophies!”
Yau’s ambassador role will see him “showcasing the platform’s features and benefits, growing the WPT Global online poker player base through content creation and community engagement in key markets around the world.”
The WPT blog reveals Yau will “also has a voice in creating online poker promotions, and players will eventually have the opportunity to play exclusive games with him and other players, celebrities and influencers.”
“In fact, you’ll see him mix it up in our new slate of Sunday online poker tournaments such as the Sunday Slam and Grand Slam beginning in April.
Yau has just over $1.8million in live tournament winnings, including an $894k takedown of the WPT World Championship $25k High Roller last December, and a $197k Poker Masters title win last September.
To celebrate his new role, he treated his 231k YouTube followers to a resume of his biggest winning session ever on Hustler Casino Live, playing 6-figure pots against the likes Nik “Airball” Arcot...
...and as if all that wasn’t enough good news, Yau has been named in the line-up for next month’s “The Million Dollar Game” featuring, as you may have guessed, a $1million buy-in...