High-profile Twitch streamers part ways with PokerStars

The site seems to change its strategy regarding its ambassadors.

Jeff Gross and Jamie Staples have been the leading faces of the streamer-team at PokerStars, but they now need to move on as the site decided to end their cooperation.

Gross has been a household name in the poker world for a long time now, while also maintaining his "professional best friend" status, having Dan Bilzerian, Bill Perkins or Michael Phelps amongst his buddies. He hosted the "Poker Flow Show" on Twitch, which was a popular content on the platform.

"It's been an amazing, amazing journey," he said. "Signing my first major deal was super, super exciting."

"This is just the beginning, this is not the end of Jeff Gross Poker, of streaming, of Twitch," he added. "The FlowShow is coming to a theater near you. Got a lot of fun projects planned. We're gonna have a lot of fun together. Thank you to PokerStars, and I'll see you guys very soon."

Jeff was a PokerStars streamer for two years. His channel, "JeffGrossPoker" has almost 56,000 followers on Twitch.

Jamie Staples belongs to the new school of poker pros, coming from an online background. He was one of the pioneers on poker streaming and accumulated almost 120,000 followers which makes his channel one of the most popular poker-related channels on Twitch. He famously won a weigh-loss prop bet against Bill Perkins, which gave him even wider popularity last year.

"I've been so lucky over the past four years," he said. "Being sponsored by PokerStars was my dream when I got into the game. My genuine peak of interest in this game was being able to do what I've been able to do these last few years. I'll forever be grateful for that."

"As for the future for me, I'm really excited. It's a little bit scary but at the same time, I know that if I continue to work hard, and I'm true to what I believe is going to make this game great, everything will work out in the long run."