Griffin Benger aka “Flush_Entity” knows what it is like to be the best in the world in gaming. A former top ranked video gamer, Griffin is now one of the best online poker players in the world. Now he is a member of Team Ivey and looks to continue his dominance.
|04-25-2013||€10,000 - EPT Berlin High Roller - No Limit Hold'em||1||$562,343|
|03-13-2013||£1,000 - EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour Turbo - No Limit Hold'em||1||£50,096|
|07-07-2012||$10,000 - WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||304||$38,453|
|04-25-2012||€10,000 - EPT Monte Carlo Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||43||€33,006|
Griffin Benger's Biography
Griffin Benger transitioned from the world of poker from the world of video gaming. At one point, he was the best player in the world at Counter-Strike where he and his team regularly took down tournament events. However, once he discovered the insane amounts of money that were available in poker, he switched games and never looked back.
Griffin’s bread and butter has been online tournaments. According to Pocketfives.com, he has over $5.29 Million in tournament earnings with 138 victories and 109 runner-up finishes. In addition, he has been the #1 ranked player in the world eight times between October 2011 and July 2012.
When Griffin started transitioning to live events, he came firing out of the gate. His first professional cash saw him finish runner up in a Deep Stack Extravaganza event in 2011. In 2012, he made the money of the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event and also finished in the money at the 2012 WSOP Main Event.
2013 proved to be Griffin’s breakout year. After finishing 33rd at the EPT Main Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, he went on to win a preliminary Event at the EPT London event.
In April, Griffin took down the largest score of his live poker career after winning the EPT Berlin High Roller Event and $562k in prize money. He then followed that up with three money finishes at the 2013 WSOP, including a 14th place finish in Event #40, a $1,500 NL Event.
Griffin rounded out 2013 with deep runs in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the WPT Montreal Main Event. Those last two finishes moved him over $1 million in live tournament earnings.
With over $6.2 Million in combined earnings, it is easy to see why Griffin is considered one of the best players in the game today. Now he looks to bring his dominance to the tables as a member of Team Ivey and is on the hunt for his first major poker title.