Vamoooooooooooooooooooos! You can add the legendary Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos to the growing list of sponsored pros over at GGPoker. A couple months ago, Daniel Negreanu made waves when he announced (in a vlog while walking down Las Vegas Blvd.) that he would be joining GGPoker. That news came six months after KidPoker left PokerStars, where he pitched the red spade for over a dozen years.
GGPoker is making a huge surge to compete with the big boys in 2020. Signing Negreanu was the first step forward because of his insane popularity. The addition of Mojave makes perfect sense, because he's a conduit to Brazil and Latin America. If there's anyone who's a complete package, it's Mojave. He's a one man show that can stream, tweet, post on IG, interact with fans, and multi-table... often all at the same time.
Mojave made a name for himself during the poker boom in Brazil, which happened a few years after the Moneymaker Effect blossomed in North America. By the time South America had embraced their glorious online poker boom, Mojave was at the front of the pack following OG Brazilian pros Andre Akkari and Alex Gomes. Mojave was always ahead of the curve, which is why he quickly rose to the top of the Brazilian poker scene. Mojave was a fixture at Latin America Poker Tour events and he'd be spotted wandering the halls of the Rio at the World Series of Poker as an up and coming star. In a very short time, he secured himself a sponsorship with PokerStars. He became the perfect pitchman and helped spread the love about the red spade everywhere he went. Vegas, Europe, South America, Latin America, Australia, Asia. Everywhere. Mojave turned into a global brand.
Like many former PokerStars sponsored players, Mojave and PokerStars parted ways. The company began focusing their attention on other areas (ho hum, sports betting) while preparing a huge sale to Flutter.
Here's what GGPoker said in their press release, "Top-ranked Brazilian poker player and iconic representative for his home country and the sport of poker, Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos joins GGPoker! From his passion for educating poker players from around the world to his exceptional results in some of the biggest tournaments in the game today – GGPoker is thrilled to welcome 'Mojave' to Team GGPoker!"
GGPoker also described Ramos as the perfect ambassador, especially overseas. "An advocate for the crucial mental element of the sport in which he has built an impressive career in such a short time, his trademark hashtag #pokerlifestyle has not only introduced new players to poker but influenced his peers to rethink and improve their own mental strategy and lifestyle. Join Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos at the GGPoker tables and learn from our newest Pro poker player how to take your game to the next level!"
Felipe Ramos won over $2.6 million playing tournaments. He's also been ranked the top player in Brazil and Latin America multiple times in his career. At the current moment, Mojave is the fourth all-time winning player from Brazil.