WPT Global Extends Roster of Ambassadors With Signing of Patrick Tardif and Xuan Liu

Patrick Tardif "Egption" at World Poker Tour
Patrick Tardif “Egption” – Photo by World Poker Tour

Leading online poker operator WPT Global has made three changes to the line-up of brand ambassadors. Popular vlogger and meet-up game inventor Andrew Neeme concluded his partnership with the brand after two years while Canadian Twitch streamer Patrick “Egption” Tardif has joined. Furthermore, fellow Canadian Xuan Liu has signed a contract extension and will continue to represent WPT Global all over the world.

“I am eager to join WPT Global as an ambassador. WPT Global’s commitment to innovation and delivering a world-class poker experience aligns perfectly with my passion for the game. I can’t wait to start connecting with the community and battle in the huge tournaments & cash games WPT Global has to offer,” Tardif exclaimed in the press release.

The Canadian has been a popular online poker streamer for several years and has already earned more than $11 million in cashes in the online streets. Most of his cashes on the live poker circuit hail from home soil or the World Series of Poker. The Hendon Mob also includes some results of the virtual arena as well for more than $500k in cashes.

His far biggest live poker result was a runner-up finish in a WPT Fallsview C$2,500 Event back in February 2020, which brought with it a payday of C$210,947. During the record-breaking 2023 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, Tardif finished inside the top 100 spots and cashed for $78,900.

Xuan Liu at World Poker Tour
Xuan Liu – Photo by World Poker Tour

The track record of Liu on the live poker scene is even more impressive, as she boasts more than $2.2 million in cashes, which puts her in 50th place on Canada’s all-time money list. Her first recorded live poker result dates all the way back to 2007 and four years later, she reached the final table of the 2011 EPT Sanremo Main Event. Out of a field of 987 entries, Liu finished in third place for €360,000.

One year later, she topped that performance and made it all the way to fourth place in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $10,300 Main Event. The $600,000 score is her biggest to date and one of three six-figure cash prizes on the resume.

“I am excited to continue my journey with WPT Global. The brand’s dedication to giving players the best possible experience and its innovative approach to protecting and enhancing the game have always resonated with me. I’m looking forward to another year of representing WPT Global and engaging with the poker community,” said Liu in the press release by WPT Global.

After stepping away from the game for a few years, she had re-ignited her love for poker in 2021 and recently embarked on a monthlong journey to play in 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories with a bankroll of just $2,000.

This unique challenge took place one month prior to the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. Unlike her high-stakes cash game sessions on live streams, she was jumping into low-stakes poker games all over the country while also grinding online as well. A bonus of $50,000 was up for grabs and she also raffled off a 12,500 package for her Canadian audience as well to make the trip to Sin City.

Tardif and Liu join the existing WPT Global ambassadors Phil Ivey, Brad Owen, Ethan “Rampage” Yau, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet and Angel Guillen to represent the brand online and during major live poker events all over the world.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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