Hey, it's Elky! He's back. So, so sick! Yes, the rumors you heard over the last few weeks are true. It's official. Elky joined forces with GGPoker and he'll be the latest brand ambassador for the site that has been gaining a lot of speed, recognition, and street cred in the poker community.
Elky followed his buddy Daniel Negreanu over to GGPoker. The two were long-standing brand ambassadors for PokerStars spanning back to the gravy days of online poker in the mid-2000s. But the red spade changed up how they approached sponsorships and both Elky and Negreanu parted ways with PokerStars. In Negreanu's case, he left after 12 long years. In January 2018, Elky sorta shocked the poker world when he stepped down from PokerStars after 12 years with them.
Stars was obviously going in a different direction and it was best that Elky explored other options. After a short stint with partypoker, Elky resurfaced with GG Poker after being reunited with his old pal from the red spade days.
Kid Poker was one of the main reasons why Elky joined forces with GGPoker. Negreanu had nothing but gushing things to say about Elky to GGPoker and about GGPoker to Elky. The match seemed like a good fit.
Elky is no slouch. He worked his way up the ladder and paid his dues in two different competitive realms. Elky became one of the premier Starcraft players in the world. He emerged as a legit Rockstar in South Korea at the turn of the century due to his prowess at the earliest days of eSports. He's sorta looked upon as the Babe Ruth of eSports in both Europe and Asia.
At the time eSports didn't pay as much as online poker. Elky quickly mastered online poker and crushed the tables. In a short time, he rose to the upper echelons of the poker world. Not many people can achieve the pinnacle of success in esports or poker. Elky did it in both. So sick!
Since he began his career 15 years ago, Elky banked over $14 million playing in tournaments. He's the top all-time money winner from France. He also shipped two WSOP bracelets including his second piece of bling last October at the Kings Casino in RozVegas. Elky also won an EPT and a WPT event, and he completed the rare Triple Crown in 2011.
Right now, GGPoker has a strong presences of sponsored pros. Bryn Kenney, Felipe Ramos, Negreanu, and Elky are the four big dogs with the up-and-coming online poker company that was originally based out of Asia.
According to the newly installed page at GGPoker... "Bertrand Gospellier, better known as ElkY, is one of the world's most recognizable poker players and a certified esports master to boot! He holds multiple poker titles, including World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT) wins and two WSOP bracelets.
ElkY hails from Melun, France and before making a big splash in the world of poker he made his mark as a top StarCraft player, moving to South Korea and becoming one of that country's most famous esports pros.
At GGPoker, ElkY will leverage his love of poker, fan engagement and social media to ensure that the entire GGPoker community has great content to enjoy, showing the highs, lows and everything in between of this game we love so much!"