Los Angeles, CA (July 29, 2021) – The World Poker Tour® and partypoker are partnering to offer another prestigious festival for all players. The Season XIX WPT® World Online Championships festival runs from August 13-September 15 and is highlighted by the WPT Main Event from August 29-September 15.
The WPT World Online Championship Main Event marks the ninth WPT Main Tour event held on partypoker since Season XVIII and features a $5,300 buy-in and $5 million guarantee. Phil Mighall won the WPT World Online Championship Main Event last year in a $10,300 buy-in for $1.55 million versus a field of 1,011 entries.
Players can look forward to three starting flights taking place on consecutive Sundays across August 29, September 5, and September 12. The final table takes place on September 15 and will be live streamed across the partypoker and WPT platforms with the winner putting their name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
In addition, the popular Pro Hunt event is back. On Thursday, August 13, players can compete in a $33 buy-in Progressive Knockout event with bounty prizes available including $109 Main Event satellite tickets and a $5,300 Main Event seat will go to the winner. partypoker team members Jaime Staples, Courtney Gee, Patrick Leonard, Joao Simao, Joni Jouhkimainen and Mikita Bodyakovskiy will all be playing in the event. In addition, 20% of the total prize pool will be donated to charity.
As always, satellites are available on partypoker for the WPT Main Event. Players can qualify starting at $.01 and also work their way up starting at Phase 1 ($4.40 daily), Phase 2 ($22 daily), and Phase 3 ($109 daily). The final phase takes place every Sunday with no direct buy-in, to give all players a shot at the 20 x $5,300 seats guaranteed.
More events for the WPT World Online Championships festival will be announced at a later date.
Season XIX of the World Poker Tour kicked off with the WPT Online Series won by Christian Rudolph for $487,443.
“WPT Online has become a vital part of the WPT calendar of global events, and we take pride in the great online experience partypoker delivers for players,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour.
“We are excited to bring the WPT World Online Championships back after last year’s record-breaking success,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “WPT and partypoker continue to excel in creating exceptional events for players of all buy-in levels and we can’t wait to see the next name placed on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.”
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About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 19th season, which airs on Bally Sports in the United States. Season XIX of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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