EPT12 Barcelona: #EPTLive is back!

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The boys are back in the booth!

Whilst the PokerStars Blog has been keeping you entertained for a week already with coverage of the Estrellas Main event, the EPT Super High Roller and the opening flights of the EPT Main Event, from today you've got the option to add moving pictures to the number of ways you can keep up with what's going on at the record breaking #EPTBarcelona.

Yes #EPTLive is back on the air and will bring you the action from #EPTBarcelona until a winner is crowned on August 30. The coverage will start at 12.00 CET every day apart from on the final day when, due to the coverage being cards up, there will be a one hour delay. Then it'll start at 13.00 CET.

Be you a new or veteran viewer you'll notice a few changes to the coverage, chief amongst which is the set. No longer is the TV set cut off from the rest of the tournament, it's now integrated within the main hub of the tournament and looks all the better for it. There's a doozy of a feature table to kick things off too as it features Team PokerStars Pros ElkY and Eugene Katchalov and EPT11 Player of the Year Dzmitry Urbanovich.

To those of you who know the drill - and almost 300,000 of you tuned in per day during Season 11 - you can expect the usual regulars broadcast in 13 languages. If you thought they were running out of ideas for Challenge Stapes then think again, it's back and we're promised a whole new spin to the series.

They'll be some special tournaments too.

At each stop they'll be a "1 Buck Bounty Bonanza", and with so much added value you won't want to miss it. As well as the $600 added and two x $50 bounties, the winner gets a Sunday Million ticket worth $215, with the next 19 places receiving a Sunday storm ticket valued at $11!

Everyone who plays is entered into a season long league and at the end of the season the winner will receive a SCOOP Main Event-M ticket worth $1,050. In Barcelona, this tournament will take place on August 29, at 6pm CET. You can find out all the details you need on that right here.

They'll also be plenty of wacky competitions every day where James, Joe and Matt give away prizes. So if you've always wanted a PokerStars card protector, or an all-in triangle, now is a good time to tune in. No doubt they'll be more than a few surprises and new features along the way too.

In the opening hour of action there's already been a double gibbons and a chop pot (yes that song is back) and Stapes has a smorgasbord of new sounds effects that he's just dying to use. So, what are you waiting for?

Watch here:

PokerStars TV
Twitch
YouTube

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The shiny new TV set

You can follow all the action from the various tournament floors on PokerStars Blog. The Main Event action will be on the Main Event page. And all the details from the side events can be found here.

You can also begin plotting your own bid for EPT glory by downloading the PokerStars client and having a crack. Follow this EPT event via the EPT app. There you will get all the latest news, chip counts and payouts. You can download it on Android or IOS.

Nick Wright
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour