PokerBROS Announce Trio of ‘Team BROS’
PokerBROS are delighted to announce that Team BROS will descend in full force on the Venetian this week in Las Vegas, with TikTok star Alexander “wolfgangpoker” Wolfgang recently completing the trio of Sponsored Players representing PokerBROS in the live and virtual arenas.
Inaugural Team BROS members Cedrric “poker_traveler” Trevino and Kyle “Cali_Kidddd” Kitagawa recently tested the tournament waters at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Kitted out in brand new PokerBROS gear they met the Main Event challenge, some of their Instagram followers and each other – for the first time.
Now Alexander Wolfgang joins the Team as they hit the felt in the one place everyone’s live game can be found: Las Vegas. All three have different poker specialities: Team BROS now has a high-stakes Limit specialist, a multi-card Omaha aficionado and a No Limit Hold’em cash player – and all three are tournament fans, to boot.
Meet the Team
Cedrric “poker_traveler” Trevino, 37, hails from San Antonio, Texas. Having discovered poker in college, he has embraced the sociability of the live game and the versatility of playing online on PokerBROS in equal measure. His games of choice, when not working as an Executive in Financial Services, are No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha (four, five or six-card). Though specialising in ring games (and no stranger to five-figure successes there), he enjoys the opportunities to meet new people that go hand in hand with the globe-spanning tournament circuit”.
Trevino documents his live poker adventures on Instagram with a fun, personable style, giving an interactive glimpse into the life of a gregarious traveling player – it’s all in the name. He enjoys sharing stories with the “great community of poker lovers that have connected with me on Instagram. They are able to see the wins, losses – and craziness – at the table.” From a man who once played wearing a Chewbacca outfit, that’s no overstatement.
“I really love connecting with players from diverse backgrounds,” says Trevino. “Poker is a beautiful game that people from all walks of life enjoy. I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to represent such a great brand and to continue to share my poker journey with my social media following.”
Kyle “Cali_Kidddd” Kitagawa learned to play poker the hard way – hustled by his grandma for pennies, he would lose and earn another stack by picking weeds and doing chores: in his words, “Pretty genius, until I caught on.”
Catch on he certainly did. Nine-year-old Kitagawa might have started out playing five card draw, but nowadays, at 35, he heads for high limit Fixed Limit Hold’em games from his base in Elk Grove, California. Although only recently embracing live tournaments (which he describes as “more exciting and fun overall to play”), he has already tasted success, taking down the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em WPTDS Main Event last November for over $100,000.
“It’s been a long-time dream to become a sponsored pro,” says Kitagawa. “I’m very excited to represent the hottest app on the market and I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces again and making some deep runs. When the pandemic started, I felt like I was just starting to grasp the live tournament circuit and was planning to have a big 2020. I was playing my best and it was a bummer when all the live tours had to shut down. I’m ready to get back out there.”
Alexander Wolfgang is better known to his small army of TikTok followers as @wolfgangpoker. From his first taste of poker (winning a flip in a friend’s basement in Chicago) to travelling the cash game circuit and sharing his exploits with his followers, the 26-year-old has made the game a way of life.
His start in the world of content creation was a unique one: a viral video of him out and about in LA dressed as Justin Bieber gave him both work as Bieber’s body double and a taste of the fun and interactivity of video making. He never looked back, combining his creativity with his keen interest in poker. “It’s cool to motivate people to get better at poker or make videos,” he says, adding mischievously, “I also enjoy chirping and needling people at the table – and the connections you make.”
PokerBROS provides the platform for Wolfgang to bring these worlds together on the virtual felt: “I like the freedom to play whenever and wherever, with people from different states and countries – PokerBROS gives me the ability to connect with my fans and play with them.”
On TikTok, his combination of fun table footage and sanguine commentary has hooked players and non-players alike to his channel and he is as excited to be representing PokerBROS in the future as we are to have him on the Team.
Follow Team BROS
Team BROS are expert at translating the excitement and camaraderie of their poker adventures for their followers, so keep an eye on poker_traveler and Cali_Kidddd on Instagram and @wolfgangpoker on TikTok for the latest, straight from the horses’ mouths. A more approachable bunch of Ambassadors would be hard to find – they encourage players to say hello whenever they spot them at the tables or recognise their special avatars, coming soon on PokerBROS.