Online poker giant PokerStars has introduced a new timed tournament based on its popular fast poker game format Zoom .

Available across desktop and mobile, Beat The Clock games are Zoom tournaments that last just five minutes, which the operator explained would be a “fun, adrenaline-induced experience for players looking for some rapid-fire poker action.”

In the four-handed game, players must remain in the game until the timer runs out, with cash prizes then distributed in proportion to the players’ chip stacks at the tournament.

The product launch has been accompanied by a new global TV advertising campaign, featuring Real Madrid footballer and PokerStars brand ambassador Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured).

“Beat The Clock requires you to think and act quickly with a high level of skill, which gives me the same rush of excitement that I experience on the pitch,” said Ronaldo. “The timed element of this game makes it fun to play and means I can get that quick adrenaline fix on the move.”

PokerStars believes that the game will appeal to players who enjoy fast-paced games, as well as beginners who want to develop their poker skills.

“We are constantly looking to innovate at PokerStars and believe Beat The Clock is a great new addition to our poker offering,” said Severin Rasset, PokerStars’ director of poker innovation and operations. “It’s the perfect format for those who want to fit in some quick, intense poker action and is ideal for mobile play, where, in just five minutes, players can experience all the emotions and excitement that only poker provides.”

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