Dan Bilzerian’s Battle Royale, GGPoker Network’s new poker game combining multi-table Sit & Go mechanics with the wildly popular multiplayer battle arena format, has proven to be the online poker room’s most popular new game launch to date.

Other headline statistics from Battle Royale’s first two weeks include:

  • Total number of games run – 2,821
  • Average Duration – 53 minutes 25 seconds
  • Average 1st Prize – 25.5 times the buy-in (15.6 bounty / 9.9 tournament prize)
  • Top 1st Prize – $317.33 by Excalibur11 in a $10 buy-in on June 12

Percentage of Day 1 players that have played multiple times:

  • 80% played 2 or more
  • 51% played 5 or more
  • 28% have played 10 or more

Battle Royale is a revolutionary new Sit & Go format inspired by battle arena video games, with each No Limit Hold’em Progressive Bounty game beginning once 100 participants have registered. The game is made up of three levels:

Level 1: Rush Zone

Gameplay Format: this is a non-stop action Rush Tournament level, during which players instantly move to a new table and are dealt hole cards whenever their involvement in the previous hand finishes

Length: level 1 ends once the number of players is reduced to 50 or at the 15-minute mark if more than 50 participants remain; in this circumstance the top 50 players by chip count advance

Level 2: Shootout Zone

Gameplay Format: this is a high-intensity shootout level, with the remaining 50 players seated at ten five-handed tables, each playing down to a single surviving participant

Length: level 2 ends once there is a single surviving player seated at all ten tables; if more than one participant survives at any table after 15 minutes of play, the gameplay changes to Flipout, with the remaining players automatically all-in until all table winners are determined

Level 3: Final Table

Gameplay Format: standard final table, with each of the 10 remaining players guaranteed a prize and the outright battle royale victor taking home the winner’s share of the prize pool

Length: as long as it takes!

“The action’s been thrilling and intense in equal measures since Dan Bilzerian’s Battle Royale launched,” said Paul Burke, Head of PR at GGPoker. “The percentage of players coming back to take their shot in multiple games has remained at a consistently high level since Day 1, and the feedback we’re getting is overwhelmingly positive.”