Felipe Ramos Joins PokerStars

Felipe Ramos Joins PokerStars

Friday, 24 July 2015

Brazilian poker pro and friend of Neymar Jr, Felipe Ramos, is now a member of PokerStars' roster of brand ambassadors.

Announced on Thursday, the deal will see Ramos become one of the "faces of Brazil" and fly the flag for PokerStars at various events around the world, but most notably in South America.

Having already established himself as both a player and a commentator (thanks to TV gigs on Fox Sports and Band Sports in Brazil), Ramos will now use his influence to engage fans in Brazil and the South American continent as a whole.

The first item on Ramos' agenda is the BSOP event in Sao Paulo, a tour he's previously cashed on, and from there he'll head to Brasilia on July 26 to play and potentially commentate on the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game.

In response to the news that Ramos will be joining him as a "friend of PokerStars", Neymar Jr stated that he's excited for the world to see just how strong a player his friend and mentor is.

"I'm very happy to see my friend Felipe join the team! We've played lots of poker together and I've learned a lot from him. Now the world will get to see what I already know – he's one of the very best," said Neymar Jr.

As well as his offline exploits, Ramos will play online under his familiar moniker "mojave" and he'll be one of the many pros set to take part in the forthcoming World Championship of Online Poker which kicks off on September 6.

Tags: Felipe Ramos, PokerStars