888poker Signs Bruno Kawauti and Nicolau Villa-Lobos for the Team 888poker-Brazil

Aug 02, 2013, 12:36 ET from 888poker.com

GIBRALTAR, August 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

888poker.com, global online poker entertainment brand, announces the signing of two prominent Brazilian poker players, Bruno Kawauti and Nicolau Villa-Lobos, to their Team 888poker. Bruno Kawauti is best known as the 'Last Brazilian Standing' in this year's WSOP Main Event taking 15th place and $451,398, as well as going deep in the 2012 WSOP Main Event at 110th place. Nicolau, a fellow Brazilian poker player and son to famous rock legend Dado Villa-Lobos, has made his own waves in poker both live and online. Nicolau 'nicofellow' most recently made headlines when he won the online 2013 SCOOP Main Event with a prize win worth $439,209 and also taking 1st place in the live 2013 Edinburgh UKIPT Main Event for $162,319.

Both Kawauti and Villa-Lobos are passionate country men and proud to represent the Brazilian poker community. Just last week both poker enthusiasts represented their states, Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, in the Brazilian Confederation of Texas Hold'em Teams event, CBPE. Nicolau and Rio De Janeiro came out victorious and overall both guys celebrated the camaraderie of poker in Brazil.  

As new members of Team 888poker both Bruno and Nicolau will travel to tournaments around the world, including BSOP, LAPT and WSOP events.

Bruno Kawauti commented on his new sponsorship, "I am happy that 888poker is taking interest in Brazil. I look forward to playing with Team 888poker around the world and representing Brazil."

Nicolau Villa-Lobos also remarked, "Can't wait to start using the patch and representing 888 and Brazil around the world. It's unbelievable being part of such a great team with amazing players."

As new members of Team 888poker, both guys will play the 2013 WSOPE Main Event in Paris. To celebrate the two new Brazilian members of Team 888poker, 888poker is offering its players a chance to join them at the WSOPE in a special $6000 WSOPE side package freeroll. The $6,000 Brazil Team WSOPE Paris Freeroll will take place Sunday August 4th @ 20:00 BRT - open to all Brazilians. First place gets a $5,500 WSOPE package and there is a $250 bounty on both Nicolau & Bruno.

All relevant information on how you can get your FREE seat can be found in here.

For more information about this release or 888poker.com, please contact Global Marketing and PR Director, Jennifer Von Strohe at Jennifer@888.com, or on +44(0)207-487-8694.

SOURCE 888poker.com