Ludwig’s $1m YouTube poker tournament results: MrBeast & Alex Botez win big as xQc loses

Alex Tsiaoussidis

Ludwig’s $1 million YouTube poker tournament has concluded, with some of the biggest content creators in the scene joining in the fun, including xQc, MrBeast, and some other surprise participants. Here’s how it went down, and who came out on top.

Gambling streams have been a controversial topic in the past couple of years. However, poker is generally seen in a more favorable light, perhaps because it has a long history of overlapping with the streaming industry.

Some of the biggest names on Twitch and YouTube like to dabble in poker from time to time. For that reason, Ludwig decided to host a content creator poker tournament to rule them all.

The Twitch stars were also joined by some legends in the poker world, like Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan.

Ludwig in black shirt talking to camera
Ludwig is the king of branching out into different types of content.

How to watch Ludwig’s $1m YouTube poker tournament

Ludwig streamed his $1m poker tournament on his YouTube channel.

You can watch it in the stream in full below, and catch all the big hands.

Who’s participating in the tournament?

Ludwig described the tournament as “the biggest creator poker event ever,” and he wasn’t kidding. It boasts some of the biggest names in content creation, along with two professional poker players. Here’s the complete list:

  • Alan Keating
  • Alexandra Botez
  • Anthony ‘Slime’ Bruno
  • Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel
  • Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson
  • Ludwig ‘Ludwig’ Ahgren
  • Phil Hellmuth
  • Tom Dwan
  • Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins
The juicer warlord has proven he’s pretty good at poker.

Ludwig Poker Tournament final results

The tournament’s participants were competing for a slice of the $1,000,000 prize pool. It might not seem like much relative to their net worth. However, it’s still an amazing payout for a non-professional poker tournament.

After all was said and done, Alex Botez netted the biggest winnings, at $456,900. In 2nd place was Mr Beast, who came away up $438,900, and Ludwig also got over the $400k mark. Professional players Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth came out positive, as did Ninja.

For xQc and Slime though, it was a disappointing return – but as with any Poker game, someone has to be left holding the L.

Best moments from Ludwig’s Poker tournament

Ninja wins $50k hand

xQc wins $50k hand

Alex wins $250k hand

About The Author

Alex is a former Dexerto writer based in Australia. He finished a law degree but realized it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he completed a graduate diploma and a master's degree in writing. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.