How I Started
Turning to safer sports, Bertrand focused on gaming. From Magic: The Gathering to a multitude of video games, passing through traditional board games, the challenges these games offered fascinated him. Bertrand’s destiny took a turn when he was introduced to StarCraft, first playing solely for fun, then discovering he was good enough to compete professionally, playing his StarCraft avatar name of ‘ElkY’. He turned down a place at the preparatory school for the ‘Grandes Ecoles’ as he realised video games were his passion and wanted to give playing professionally a chance. With the demanding study schedules for the school, he realised he could not succeed in both.
After several successful years as a StarCraft pro and a stint in South Korea, he was introduced to PokerStars, the online poker room. This appealed to his competitive streak and interest in strategy and he has since become a renowned professional poker player and a member of Team PokerStars Pro.