After a very successful maiden World Series of Poker Online Super Circuit in May 2020, the first ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online will be launching on GGNetwork.
The series will consist of two stages: the first stage will be only for players based in Nevada and New Jersey where throughout July 2020, the North American WSOP.com poker client will offer one gold bracelet event per day for 31 events in total.
As of July 19th, 2020, poker players from all over the world can then join the action on GGNetwork and a further 54 gold bracelet events are slated to be given out. The international part of the 2020 WSOP Online schedule will run until September 6th and players can look forward to millions in guaranteed prize pools and plenty of exciting promotions.
The total of 85 online bracelets mirror the initially planned 87 bracelet events of the 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, however, the current COVID-19 pandemic has put those plans on ice and forged the online partnership, which has already proven to be very successful.
Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, is looking forward to what promises to be one of the most-exciting online poker festivals of the entire year.
It will be the first time that players outside of the United States can battle for the gold bracelet from their own home and all eligible bracelet events in July 2020 will also award points towards a possible share of $100,000 in prize money added by the WSOP.
The recently completed WSOP Online Super Circuit awarded more than $134 million in cash prizes throughout the entire festival in May 2020 and from that, more than $47 million was through the 18 WSOP Circuit ring events. The yet-to-be announced schedule will feature “buy-in levels and formats that cater to a wide range of players”.
Certainly among the highlights back then was the $1,000 Main Event which drew a staggering 9,779 entries and prize pool of $9,290,050. A new record on the GGNetwork was set in the $25,000 High Roller Championship thanks to 505 entries with $12,372,500 in cash prizes awarded to those in the money. It would certainly be no surprise if those numbers were to be topped in the WSOP Online 2020.
“The WSOP online is the first of its kind, so yes, I am looking forward to witnessing history in the making. I am also curious how large the Main Event’s prize pool is going to be, given that it’s being held online for the first time ever,” said Michael Soyza, one of Natural8’s ambassadors.
“To the poker fans out there who have always dreamt about winning a bracelet but have never had the time or resources to travel to Vegas, now is your chance, so don’t miss it!”
Poker fans from all over the world can look forward to extensive media coverage including virtual “bracelet ceremonies” on Poker Central, live-streamed final tables on the PokerGO platform as well as battle against some of their idols, including fellow Natural8’s “Team Hot” ambassadors Kitty Kuo and Danny Tang.
Kuo states that she is looking forward to the 6-Max, High Roller, Shootout and Main events, with Tang adding, “I should be participating in a big part of the schedule, even the smaller buy-ins. The bracelet just has this special effect and I’ll be looking forward to being the first WSOP Online Bracelet winner.”
On top of all that, Natural8 players will have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive promotions beyond the regular satellite schedule with special Freerolls, separate leaderboards and giveaways on social media on the horizon. Stay tuned to all our social media channels for more information as soon as it becomes officially available!
About the World Series of Poker: The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. More information can be found at the official WSOP website.