PokerStars Championship Barcelona: Seat open for Zedd!
Anton Zaslavski has a poker table in his house. He plays cards with his buddies just like any normal guy...except his poker table is personalized. And most of the people who know him don't know him by his Zaslavski surname.
Most people of the five million people who follow him on Twitter just call him Zedd.
Yes, that Zedd. The 27-year-old multi-platinum Grammy-winning artist, DJ, and producer. That Zedd.
The one that's going to be at PokerStars Championship Barcelona next month. The one that's going to play a 90-minute set there. The one that's going to play in the Main Event.
Yes, THAT Zedd.
A few minutes ago, Zedd dropped the news on Twitter.
Headed to Barcelona to play Opium for the @PokerStars championship on 21st August!! AND I'll be playing some poker too!! 😜— Zedd (@Zedd) July 31, 2017
The man has collaborated with some of the world's biggest music stars and amassed a legion of fans, but playing poker on this big of a stage is going to be something unique for him.
"It'll be something new for me to attend a tournament as huge as PokerStars Championship Barcelona," Zedd said. "I'm looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and playing against some of the world's greatest poker players."
In addition to playing the Barcelona Main Event, Zedd will also take the stage for the kind of party you might remember PokerStars throwing. On August 21, Zedd will perform a full 90-minute set at the Opium Barcelona. If you manage to snag a golden wristband, you will get in at 10pm (two full hours before the public can try to slip in).
PokerStars' Barcelona events are always impressive. This year will be no different. The flagship €5,300 Main Event will feature a guaranteed €7 million prize pool. The championship week will also feature the prestigious Super High Roller and the €4 million guaranteed National Championship. Satellites are currently running on PokerStars where players can qualify for as little as €1.
Oh, and we should also mention that Zedd won't be the only high caliber star at the felt. Hollywood funnyman Kevin Hart is scheduled to be there, too. We're also expecting Daniel Negreanu, ElkY, Fatima Moreira De Melo, Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos, and Marcin Horecki. They're all pros, but they'll be looking to beat the performance of amateur Sebastian Malec, the 21-year-old player who qualified into the event for €27 online at PokerStars and then won €1,122,800 in 2016.
For more information, visit the PokerStars Championship Barcelona home page.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis.