Ludwig’s Million Dollar YouTube Poker Tournament has come to a close, with some of the scene’s biggest content creators joining in the fun, including xQc, MrBeast and a few other surprise entrants. Here’s how it happened and who emerged victorious.
Game streams have been a controversial topic for the past couple of years. However, poker is generally seen in a more favorable light, perhaps because it has a long history of overlap with the streaming industry.
Some of the biggest names on Twitch and YouTube like to play poker once in a while. Because of this, Ludwig decided to host a Content Creator Poker Tournament to rule them all.
The Twitch stars were also joined by a few poker legends, such as Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan.
How to Watch Ludwig’s $1 Million YouTube Poker Tournament
Ludwig streamed his $1 million poker tournament on his YouTube channel.
You can watch it in full stream below and grab all the big hands.
Who participates in the tournament?
Ludwig described the tournament as “the greatest creator poker event of all time,” and he wasn’t kidding. It features some of the biggest names in content creation, as well as two professional poker players. Here is the full list:
- Alan Keating
- Alexandra Botez
- Anthony “Slime” Bruno
- Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel
- Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson
- Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren
- Phil Hellmuth
- Tom Dwan
- Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
Ludwig Poker Tournament Final Results
Tournament participants were competing for a slice of the $1,000,000 prize pool. This may seem like little compared to their net worth. However, this is still an incredible gain for a non-professional poker tournament.
After all was said and done, Alex Botez took home the biggest payout, at $456,900. In 2nd place, Mr Beast, who took home $438,900, and Ludwig also surpassed the $400,000 mark. Pro gamers Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth tested positive, as did Ninja.
For xQc and Slime however, it was a disappointing comeback – but as with any poker game, you have to let someone hold the L.
—Dexerto (@Dexerto) May 2, 2022
Ludwig’s Poker Tournament Highlights
Ninja wins $50,000 hand
xQc wins $50,000 hand
Alex wins a $250,000 hand