Alex Dreyfus, the CEO of Mediarex, the company which owns the Global Poker Index has been on a quest to change the image of poker on a global basis from a game of luck to a game of skill. Dreyfus has launched a number of new promotions new during the last 18 months to build his own brand image and also to increase his customer base.
One of Dreyfus’s key projects is the creation and promotion of Global Poker League (GPL) which is expected to bring together some of the best poker players in the world who will compete in a super league. The tournament’s format will focus on providing a lot more entertainment to viewers rather than being in typical format that focuses mostly satisfying the players.
Since the GPL is new to the poker circuit, there is very little known about the league and how it is supposed to function. Dreyfus has decided to shed more light on the league, the format and strategy behind creating this super league by holding a Q&A session on the 14th of October at 7 pm CET. The session will be streamed on Twitch.tv via the GPL channel and viewers will be able to interact with Dreyfus and use the chat function to send across their questions. Viewers will also be able to use Twitter and tweet their questions and suggestions forward as well.
In a statement, Dreyfus said
I have the impression that some people got the wrong idea about the GPL, and that’s why I believe this can be a great opportunity for everyone to sit together and share questions, doubts, and concerns. I want to tell people everything there is to know about the project. I want to talk about the processes and the reasonings behind every single decision we took, also from the business side of things.
The GPL will take place in 2016 and will have a total of 12 teams taking part in this 14 week long tournament. The teams will come from the Americas and EurAsia and will comprise of some of the best poker players in the world. The GPL is yet to release the names of the poker players who will be a part of the GPL.
Dreyfus stated that one of the reasons why he wanted to hold a Q&A session was because it was extremely difficult to explain the league via a Tweet or a Facebook page. The fact that he could have an interactive session with the poker community, would also help him get real time feedback from the fans.