A new "sports" team and Minnesota Young Guns in the US Poker Bowl in the northern conference.
http://www.uspokerbowl.com/Northern.htm

The roster of the Minnesota Young Guns contains

Todd Breyfogle http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/84369/todd-breyfogle.htm
Dean Shiff http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/83712/dean-shiff.htm
Tony Hartmann http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/44463/tony-hartmann.htm
Jordan Rich http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/54829/jordan-rich.htm
Mike Pickett http://www.pokerpages.com/players/profiles/53790/mike-pickett.htm
Cory Slaughbaugh

Not the most impressive team as i am not familar with most of the players

Chicago has Sorel "Imperium" Mizzi, who might be the star of the northern conference

The Las Vegas roster is pretty sick with Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, Danny Masterson, Scott Fischman, Mike Matusow