MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural8 (www.Natural8.com) recently announced the signing of well-known poker pros Kitty Kuo, Xuan Liu and Dong Kim as members of their elite pro team known as "Team Hot". Kitty, Xuan and Dong are well respected members of the global poker community and will work hand in hand with Natural8 to promote the brand globally. "Team Hot" will be making appearances throughout the live tournament circuit as well as on Twitch.tv where they will be streaming while playing poker on www.Natural8.com.
Besides the members of "Team Hot", Natural8 has also signed Chinese professional poker player Xiao Chung as a "Friend of Natural8". Xiao Chung is a well-known Chinese poker pro and poker commentator who has a significant influence and large follower base in the Chinese poker community. As a renowned poker pro and commentator, Natural8's Xiao Chung will be providing poker lessons on China's major broadcasting platforms, sharing real-time cash game and tournament strategies and thought processes with internet participants, helping players improve their game and at the same time encourage the participation of new Texas Hold'em players. Natural8 believes that this strong partnership will greatly help Natural8's expansion in the mainland Chinese market, rapidly increasing brand awareness.
Natural8 poker is currently trending in the Asian region, with its player base growing daily. The online poker platform offers 24-hour cash games and poker tournaments across a variety of stakes, suitable for all kinds of players. Natural8 has received an amazing response from players in Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan and many other countries within the region, thanks to its well developed software, fun games and great customer service. Thanks to Natural8, players can enjoy the adrenaline and excitement of poker anytime, anywhere.
Natural8 Ambassador Profiles
Kitty Kuo needs no introduction, she is one of Asia's top female poker players and In 2009, she won the Red Dragon Cup and simultaneously claimed the first APOY (Asian Player of The Year). She also championed the Asian Global Poker Index rankings in 2013, and in 2016 joined the Global Poker League (GPL) as a member of Team San Francisco Rush.
In 2016, Kitty signed with the international online poker company, Natural8.com, as team leader for their team of pros known as "Team Hot". Her current accumulated winnings exceeds 1.2 million USD and she has achieved great results in the recent WPT, APPT, EPT, WSOP and other international events. Among her major final tables are the EPT Barcelona High Roller, Aussie Millions Main Event, WSOP Shootout bracelet event, Hollywood Poker Open Main Event and WPT Malta Main Event.
Kitty is well travelled, brash, bold and highly regarded as one of Asia's top poker players even in the western community. She has received strong influences and guidance from the best players in the world, determined to improve her game and share her knowledge in Asia in order to develop and improve the Texas Hold'em scene in the region.
Xuan Liu is a Canadian born Chinese and a University of Waterloo graduate. She is also a famous female poker pro in the international poker community. In 2011 she finished third in the EPT San Remo Main Event, whereas in 2012, she finished 4th in the PCA main event, making a pair of successful accomplishments in her resume, winning more than 1.6 million USD in lifetime tournament cashes. In the online poker realm, Xuan is no slouch either by amassing cashes of over $560,000 in online tournaments as well.
In 2016, Xuan together with Kitty appeared on the poker themed reality tv show Girls Got Game, which follows eight dynamic female poker pros as they compete in both Macau and Las Vegas. Soon after filming ended, Xuan joined Natural8 as a member of "Team Hot" and actively streams her poker games on Twitch.tv under XuanLiu when she is not travelling for live poker events. She is also a respected poker coach in Canada. We will definitely be seeing more of the sweet-smiling Xuan Liu in the Asian poker scene in the near future!
Dong Kim is an American born Korean professional high stakes online poker pro, and is known as one of the best Heads-Up (HU) players in the world. In 2015, he won the SCOOP $20,000 USD HU event, which is one of the most difficult and competitive online tournaments in the world. He also played a 15,000 hand HU challenge against fellow online poker pro Nick Frame (TCfromUB), successfully beating him for a hefty $103,992 along with the $15,000 side bet. His stellar performance in the challenge further solidified his position as a top pro in the online poker world. In 2015, Dong Kim along with Doug Polk, Bjorn Li and Jason Les - four of the top HU players in the world won a collective $732,713 worth of virtual money off Claudico, the Artificial Intelligence-infused poker bot created by Carnegie Mellon University.
Dong recently joined Natural8's "Team Hot" as one of their elite pros and is heavily optimistic on his views about the growth of the Asian poker scene. Dong will be making more appearances in the Asian live poker circuit, so keep an eye out for that Natural8 patch!
The Chinese born poker pro Xiao Chung picked up the game in 2012 and before he knew it, he was crushing NL2000 ($10/$20) cash games online. While studying in the USA, he emerged as the winner out of 910 players in the series organised by The Venetian in Las Vegas. That's when Xiao Chung first felt his passion for the game come alive. At the same time, he was actively uploading high stakes poker commentary videos on Youku, gaining a fan following from poker enthusiasts. His final table commentary videos on Youku received an amazing response and high view rates as well. Moreover, Xiao Chung has also had success in MTTs, winning many Sunday tournaments online proving his high level of skill. Since then, he has been actively participating in Chinese and International poker events. At the end of 2015, he participated in the Beijing Poker Cup Main Event alongside 1,764 participants and took down the one million RMB grand prize, further expanding his circle of influence in poker.
After signing with Natural8, Xiao Chung will continue to be active in major live tournaments and actively promote the platform. He will continue to socialize with players by sharing poker tips and strategies to improve the overall standards of poker within the Chinese poker community.
Xiao Chung will represent Natural8 for the first time in the WPT National China event hosted in Sanya in late October. Look out for Xiao Chung who will be sporting the Natural8 team patch while participating in the tournament. The event boasts a 8.88 million yuan guaranteed prize pool, with the winner taking home 1.5 million yuan.
Natural8 is one of Asia's most popular online gaming platforms, offering interesting and innovative games like Fortune Spin as well as immersive social interaction, aiming to provide players with a rich playing experience. Every week, Natural8 organizes a wealth of MTTs and satellites to major Asian live events. Players pick Natural8 because they know that it is difficult to obtain the same quality of experience in other poker rooms.
It is very easy to get started in Natural8. You can download games from your Windows PC (Mac support coming soon) and mobile phone (iOS and Android). www.Natural8.com provides everything you need to know about how to get involved in the games. With access to all games through different platforms, players will be able to experience the fun anytime and anywhere.
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