The close-knit partnership between GGPoker Network (GGPN) and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues for the third year in a row. Both brands will host a major online poker festival for the seventh time in a row, and for the fifth time, poker enthusiasts from all over the world can compete for WSOP Circuit rings on the innovative GGPN platform.
From 24th March until 17th April 2022, the World Series of Poker Spring Circuit will take place and will feature $100 million in guaranteed prize pools. As has been in the case in previous editions, the bigger slice of the prize money will be up for grabs in the extensive side event schedule while the glory awaits in the 18 Circuit Ring Events.
Festival Duration: 24th March – 17th April 2022
Total guarantee: $100 million
Number of Ring Events: 18
Lowest Buy-In: $50
Highest Buy-in: $10,300
Average Buy-in: $1,270
Seven-Figure Guarantees: 12/18
Ring Event Guarantees: $23,300,000
Average Ring Event Guarantee: $1,294,444
The marquee festival is labeled as the first of four seasonal online series of 2022 and further cements the status of GGPN as one of the driving forces in the industry. Winners of the 18 ring events can look forward to additional exclusive perks, and the latest online poker festival on the GGPN will also feature yet another innovation – the Mystery Bounty event.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights on the schedule!
While the festival officially gets underway on Thursday, 24th March, the first two WSOP Circuit rings will be up for grabs on the first Super Sunday of the series. Event #1 BIG 500 is a multi-flight tournament with a price tag of $500 and a stunning guarantee of $2 million with the final day taking place on 27th March. The same day also features the start of the two-day $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Rollers, boasting a $3 million guarantee for the high-stakes specialists.
Pot-Limit Omaha lovers can look forward to two tournaments dedicated to the four-card variant. The two-day Pot-Limit Omaha Spring Championship costs $800 to enter and will pay out at least $500,000 in prize money on 29th and 30th March. It is followed by Event #9 BIG 500 PLO Bounty on 7th and 8th April. As the name indicates, the buy-in is $500 and bounty hunters will compete for a guaranteed prize pool of at least $300,000.
Low-stakes players can look forward to two bargain tournaments during the festival and take a shot at the coveted gold ring. On Sunday, 3rd April, the multi-flight Event #7 MILLION$ Mini Main Event is the least expensive on the entire WSOPC schedule with a price tag of $50 and a $1 million guarantee. During the final week, Event #15 Double Stack Bounty will cost $105 to enter and features a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.
A more elevated price tag will be offered in the $1,050 GGMasters NLH Circuit Championship and the $2,000 High Roller 6-Max NLHE. Both two-day competitions are slated to kick off on Sunday, 10th April. Another two tournaments have a buy-in of more than $1,000 and appear towards the end of the series.
One of them is the #16 Red Cross Charity Event. Out of the $1,111 buy-in, $111 will be donated to the Red Cross to help support the victims of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe. This tournament gets underway on 16th April and concludes one day later.
This coincides with the final day of Event #17 Mystery Bounty HR. It is yet another multi-flight contest as part of the schedule boasts a $2,100 buy-in and a $2 million guarantee. According to the tournament lobby, a progressive bounty of at least $500 will be awarded for each player eliminated. The new mystery bounty format also appears in Event #11 as well, which seems to be a special edition of the popular Beat the Pros contest.
As usual, the crown jewel of WSOP Spring Circuit is the $525 Main Event, which once again features a stunning guarantee of $5,000,000. This headline figure was also used during previous editions and players will have multiple shots to qualify for the final day on Sunday, 17th April. The first flights have already been listed in the poker lobby, with the earliest flight happening on 3rd April.
Special Perks for the Ring Winners
The World Series of Poker made changes to the WSOP Circuit, and all ring winners for the online and live contests during the 2021/2022 season will qualify for the Tournament of Champions, which, according to the promotion page, is currently showcased with a $1 million freeroll.
Furthermore, the 2022 WSOP Spring Circuit winners will receive an entry worth $1,500 to the Millionaire Maker Gold Bracelet Event during the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas. They will also gain access to the platinum lounge at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino during the pinnacle live poker festival of the year as well. The victors of the 18 ring events will also be rewarded with the Caesars Rewards diamond status and a special ring badge reward.
The winner of the $525 Main Event will become the next member of Team Champion.
Stay tuned for exclusive promotions on Asia’s leading online poker site Natural8. In the previous two years, Natural8 WSOP Circuit ring winners received live poker sponsorships of up to $50,000 in value!
The full slate of Ring and Side Events is already listed in the Natural8 software client under the dedicated event tab. This includes various satellites for all upcoming flagship tournaments of the next major online poker festival.