The Virtual Betfred World Championship starts on Saturday and these are the Snooker 19 players representing the top eight seeds.
The virtual version of our biggest tournament will run on the original dates (April 18 to May 4), using our official video game Snooker 19. Each of the ‘real’ top 16 will be represented by a gamer, with all matches shown on WST’s YouTube and Facebook channels. For more details click here.
All gamers will be using Playstation 4 on the Master+ setting.
Representing: Judd Trump
Online ID: LikeMagicButNot
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 140
Highest real break: 8
Fact: Tom is a stand-up comedian so can relate to snooker players being stuck at home, not being able to do what they love.
Representing: Mark Williams
Online ID: Halborn13
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 147 (35 times!)
Highest real break: 53
Fact: Lee used to be a pro golfer and has played with Lee Westwood.
Benny de Nayer
Representing: John Higgins
Online ID: Maditude
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 147
Highest real break: 32
Fact: Benny works for Tereos, a Belgian sugar manufacturer. He has played table tennis for 27 years (not all at once).
Representing: Mark Allen
Online ID: CaptainGoodspeed
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 147 (five times)
Highest real break: 67
Fact: Maths teacher by day, YouTuber by night.
Representing: Ronnie O’Sullivan
Online ID: Sperrin147
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 147 (eight times)
Highest real break: 46
Fact: Coventry City season ticket holder
Representing: Mark Selby
Online ID: Rainylamb
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 153
Highest real break: 47
Fact: Scott has won several Snooker 19 online tournaments. Super-competitive, he never lets his son beat him at anything.
Representing: Kyren Wilson
Online ID: Geometriko
Highest Snooker 19 Break: 145
Highest real break: 36
Fact: Julien is a surrealist illustrator.
Seeds 9-16 will be introduced on Thursday!
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