News filtering out today reports that Jake Cody has left the PokerStars team after his six and a half years contract. In the same vein, Nawazudding Siddiqui has been signed up by the organization to promote its brand in India. At the same time, an extraordinary success has been recorded for the Carnaval at Southern Europe. These are indeed a lot of activities from the stable of PokerStars.
It is important to recall that Jake Cody became a part of the PokerStars Team in the January of 2013 after a short period of his ambassadorial contract with the now defunct PKR. His induction into the team took place at the PokerStars Caribean Adventure with Daniel Negreanu in attendance. At the induction, Cody was referred to as a rare gem but it seems the gem is done shining at Team PokerStars and it is time to seek other platform to sparkle.
As of now, there has been no official statement from PokerStars in relation to this news and neither has Jake Cody succinctly spoken about his relief of office. However, he took to his Instagram page to showcase series of reflective PokerStars associated pictures with an emotional write up expressing his gratitude for an opportunity to work with the brand over the past six years.
It is of import to mention that the exit of Jake Cody from PokerStars Team coincides with the exit of some other PokerStars ambassadors, Kevin Martin, Jaime Staples, and Jeff Gross.
As Cody exit the Team, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the Bollywood actor, was signed up by the Team. This means that Cody’s contract fee will automatically be allocated to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is currently a part of the team to help promote the brand’s game on PokerStars IM platform. Siddique an ex-chemist turned movie star has made appearances in different adverts produced by the infamous Ogilvy for PokerStars in his country.
Still on PokerStars news, it has been reported that the Carnaval Series of PokerStars has recorded a big success. All the way from the United Kingdom and India to the Southern Europe, the latest Carnaval Online Series has been met with a big success with over 34,500 players all across Spain, Portugal, and France competing across a total of 166 events from February 3 to February 18 with a large prize of €10 million guaranteed. The highlights of the event include the PokerStars biggest €30 buy-in with more than 3,760 participants. Additionally, over 5,000 players took part in the €50 buy-in €225,000 Guaranteed Sunday Warm Up. The first prize was won by Vasudeva27 from Spain, and he took home the coveted prize of €30,000.