Lockpoker.eu has added two new players to its list of team pros known as LockPro-Elite, according to eGaming Review.
Jason Lee, known as “Jaspuduf” online, is a Florida native who has amassed over $3 million in online tournament winnings. He is also an instructor for the poker-training site Deepstacks Live.
“I wish I could put into words just how excited I am to be joining the Lockpoker.eu team” said Lee.
Tim “Tmay420” West comes from Palo Alto, California and after starting his career playing limit-hold’em poker, he later switched to multi-table tournaments where he has also won over $3 million online in addition to the $1.6 million he has amassed on the live circuit.
“I am very excited to join the LockPoker.eu team” said West.
Both players join an ever-growing roster of some of the most recognised players online today. These include Chris Moorman, Jason Young, Jared Hubbard, Leo Margets and more recently, Melanie Weisner.
“Tim and Jason are both great players and great people” announced Jennifer Larson, CEO of LockPoker.
“I’m eager to be surrounded by such an elite team of poker professionals and a staff whose primary goal is not just player satisfaction but meeting and exceeding every player’s need and want”
LockPoker is the same Merge skin that recently had trouble with former pro Jose “Girah” Macedo, who was dubbed the “Portugese Poker Prodigy” on TwoPlusTwo. Macedo became an instant sensation on the forums following his rise to the top in his short career, which resulted in a sponsorship from the Malta and Curacao-based poker site.
However, scandals surrounded Macedo. He admitted to scamming high-stakes players via collusion and chip-dumping in a promotional challenge on LockPoker. Since then, “Girah” was booted off the site and lost his pro status.
It’s a welcoming sight to see an online poker room sponsoring talented online players once more, after Black Friday saw a major halt in the endorsement of poker players. Gone are the days when Full Tilt would throw you $5k just to wear a patch. It’s promising news as the endorsement of players is vital to the growth of the game; however, as PokerUpdate recently reported, poker players and those in charge of the sites need to take on an added degree of responsbility as the industry moves on from the events of April 15.