Bertrand Grospellier Branches Out

Bertrand Grospellier Branches Out

Monday, 16 November 2015

Professional poker player Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier is returning to his roots after agreeing a sponsorship deal with Dutch eSports organisation Team Liquid.

Grospellier cut his teeth in South Korea playing the Brood War video game competitively before taking the poker world by storm and will now be backed to compete on Hearthstone, the online collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment.

However, the Frenchman does not intend to give up on poker and is to remain a member of the Team PokerStars Pro squad of PokerStars.

“As it was a dream come true for me to join Team PokerStars Pro, today another of my dreams becomes reality as I become a Team Liquid player," said Grospellier.

“When I discovered poker, I had to make the difficult choice to leave the competitive gaming world to focus my energy fully on poker. Hearthstone is one of the first games that shares the same skills as poker and I am very excited for what the future holds in my multi-gaming career.”

“There are many similarities between poker and gaming, and Grospellier’s unrivalled success in both fields is a testament to his unwavering thirst for skill and strategy games," said Lee Jones, Poker Communications Director for PokerStars.

“As the boundary between poker players and strategy gamers continues to blur, it is trailblazers such as ‘ElkY’ who are narrowing the gap between people who consider themselves gamers and those who consider themselves poker players. We look forward to the new era of strategy gaming that Grospellier’s appointment represents.”

Tags: Betrand Grospellier, Hearthstone, Brood War, PokerStars, Blizzard Entertainment, Lee Jones, Team Liquid