Did the rumours start before the lawsuit?
What was his reputation previously?
Results from non-televised games?
#1. Yes. One of the live commentators Veronica Brill is considered the whistle-blower. When she initially brought it up to a person in management she was told that it wasn't true. Subsequently the person she brought it up to is now named as a defendant in the lawsuit as he may have been in on it. When her plea was ignored she asked some prominent poker pros to review the archived live stream footage and it caught fire from there.
#2 The speculated/alleged date the cheating started happening was July 18th, 2018. That is when his mannerisms and results dramatically changed. Prior to that he was regarded as an average player to the best of my knowledge. After July 18th he was regarded as a "God" and his last name Postle was nicknamed to Apostle. Before the story broke a person that played with him made an entire youtube video with the title "stay away from Mike Postle".
#3 Very insightful question. I don't have a lot of data on this but in the lawsuit is says....Mr Postle is not known to have played in any other streamed poker game and would habitually stop playing as soon as the stream ended. Keep in mind this is a low stakes $1-$3 game. If he's THAT good, why not play higher stakes?Further, there are a handful of sessions on stream where he did not make money and the Plaintiffs have information and belief that these losing session correlate to the absence of his inside person he was colluding with.