Isildur1 Bested In Innovative Poker Pro Vs. Esports Pro Contest

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated May 18, 2017

Unibet's eSports Battle Royale throws up some interesting action

The formidable online high stakes poker pro Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom met his eSports pro nemesis in an innovative match against an eSports gaming pro this week at Unibet's by-invitation-only eSports Battle Royale IV.
Counter-Strike pro Craig "Onscreen" Shannon was the man who took Blom down in seventh place to collect a GBP 1,000 bounty on the Swedish pro's head, going on to make it into the heads up stage against fellow gamer pro Alan "Hotted89" Widmann, who defeated him to claim the main prize of GBP 5,000.
Other respected eSports star players who are also pretty good at the poker table included Hearthstone pros Sebastian "Forsen" Fors and Thijs "Thijs" Moldendijk.
Blom went on to give a good account of himself in another event – the GBP 10,000 guaranteed Battle Royale – fighting his way into the heads up with Unibet pro Charlotte Van Brabander, who busted him out to claim the main prize of GBP 5,000 in her third Battle Royale victory.

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Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.


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