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.
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
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.
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) May 2, 2022
Best moments from Ludwig’s Poker tournament
Ninja wins $50k hand
xQc wins $50k hand
Alex wins $250k hand