Los Angeles, CA (June 5, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced WPT® Brasil presented by Brasil Poker Live, bringing the tour to South America for a second time in 2017.
The event will take place at Infinity Blue Resort & Spa Camboriú Brasil, in partnership with Aconcagua Poker. The R$1,500 Main Event is scheduled for August 23-29 and features a R$2 million guarantee. Full schedule details will be announced shortly.
World Poker Tour and Aconcagua Poker will utilize the services of Kings Series of Poker for this event. Kings Series of Poker worked with Aconcagua Poker on a similar buy-in event last year with a R$1.5 million guarantee, which attracted a field of 1,780 entries.
“We are proud to partner with the World Poker Tour for the company’s first event in Brasil,” said Marcelo Toscanelli, Country Manager of Brasil Poker Live. “WPT Brasil marks an important new chapter for poker in Brasil, and one we believe the players will enjoy being a part of. There are many great players here in Brasil and the surrounding regions of South America, and we look forward to seeing their talents on display in a prestigious World Poker Tour event.”
“WPT Brasil is a natural fit for the World Poker Tour’s international global expansion,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the WPT. “With more than 207 million people, Brasil accounts for approximately half of the South American population and we are extremely excited about tapping into this new region for the WPT.”
Known as home to some of the best beaches in the world, Camboriú is the perfect location for a poker getaway. Infinity Blue Resort & Spa is located right on the shore of “Praia dos Amores” and just a short five minutes from one of the hottest cities along the Santa Catarina coast.
“With WPT Brasil taking place in Camboriú in the heart of one of the most stunning coastal regions in the world, all players, both national and international, are sure to have an elevated WPT experience,” added Hael. “WPT Brasil will also have a special significance in the WPT’s global story as it marks the beginning of our partnership with the Aconcagua Poker Network. As our official partner in Latin America, Aconcagua Poker will be sending many online players and qualifiers to WPT events in South America, guaranteeing a strong foundational debut of the World Poker Tour to the flourishing poker ecosystem in South America.”
The R$1,500 Main Event features a reentry format, with registration open until the sixth level of the event. Online satellites begin June 12 on Brasil Poker Live, part of the Aconcagua Poker Network.
WPT Brasil presented by Brasil Poker Live is the World Poker Tour’s second event in South America scheduled for 2017. On May 10, WPT announced its first-ever televised event in the South American region as part of the WPTDeepStacks™ Uruguay festival.
Please note that WPT Brasil is not considered an official event as part of the WPT Main Tour. The winner will not be awarded an entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions, and players will not accrue WPT Player of the Year points. Official WPT Main Tour events currently consist of WPT events with buy-ins of $3,500-$20,000.
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