Los Angeles, CA (June 12, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® and partypoker are raising the stakes once more this summer. The WPT® World Online Championships will take place from July 17-September 8, and features $100 million guaranteed across the festival.
Five players will join the WPT Champions Club through five WPT Main Tour Online Championship events. Four of these events feature a $3,200 buy-in and a $3 million guarantee, and will play across the 8-Max, 6-Max, Mix-Max, and Knockout formats.
The $10,300 buy-in WPT World Championship Online Main Event highlights the series with a $10 million guarantee. Players can qualify for this event with satellites starting at $4.40 all the up to the $1,050 buy-in Sunday Final. In addition, players are eligible to use their partypoker LIVE Passport to enter the World Championship Online Main Event and wave the $300 registration fee.
The WPT World Online Championship Main Event starts on August 29 with the first of two Day 1 flights and will play to a winner on September 2.
All five of the WPT Main Tour Online Championship events will include a $15,000 seat to the Season XVIII WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal.
The WPT World Online Championships features a diversity of events ranging in buy-ins from $33 up to $102,000, and includes satellites for all events.
The series includes 12 championship events across the Micro, Mini, and Main categories. As part of the 12 championship events, forms of poker including 8-Max, 6-Max, Mix-Max, Knockout, Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, and Heads Up will be featured. There will be at least one Micro championship and Mini championship event for each respective format.
“The WPT World Online Championships brings together the World Poker Tour and partypoker together once more for what will be the largest series in both of our histories,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “The spectacle on display during the WPT Online Series will be heightened once more come July with another major milestone for the World Poker Tour. Five WPT Champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.”
“This is a true series for the players across the board,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “Limited re-entries, buy-ins at all levels, and five ways to become a WPT Champion are all highlights of the first-ever WPT World Online Championships continue to deliver the live experience online.”
“I’m delighted that we have been able to partner with WPT to revive the WPT World Championships and bring the series online for the first time,” added partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters. “We want to give the festival more of a live event feel, so the tournaments will be structured as such, including single re-entry for all NLHE events, freezeouts, limited late registration, and limited Day 1s. Due to popular demand, players will be able to see each other’s real names at the tables.”
A full schedule for the WPT World Online Championships will be announced at a later date.
For more information about the World Poker Tour, visit WPT.com.
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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 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII 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. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
About Allied Esports Entertainment
Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ: AESE) is a global esports entertainment venture dedicated to providing transformative live experiences, multiplatform content and interactive services to audiences worldwide through its strategic fusion of two powerful entertainment brands: Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour (WPT). Allied Esports Entertainment was created in August 2019 when Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. completed its business combination with Allied Esports and WPT Enterprises.
partypoker.com is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, partypoker.com is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry. Every day, thousands of players take a seat at our tables to enjoy cash games, generous tournament prize pools and attractive promotions. Accessible online via web and download or on mobile with iOS and android apps, players can also experience real life partypoker events through their partnership with Dusk Till Dawn Casino, Nottingham, Playground poker club, Montreal or at other partner venues around the world.
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