The launch of the inaugural WPT World Online Championships is just weeks away, and partypoker is giving away $500,000 in tickets through its daily MTT schedule and satellite program. The WPT World Online Championships will run from Friday, July 17, 2020, to Tuesday, September 8, 2020, offering a guaranteed $100,000,000.
With the WPT World Online Championships being designed to offer something for all types of players, buy-ins across all satellites will range from $3.30 to $1,050. There will be at least one headline event for each week of the festival, which will be one of the 12 championship events in the series, and specific mega satellites will run for one week prior to the start of each headline event.
The championship events you can get your teeth into are the:
- WPT World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
- WPT World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha
- WPT World Championship 8-Max
- WPT World Championship Knockout
- WPT World Championship 6-Max
- WPT Mini World Championship Main Event
- WPT Micro World Championship Main Event
- WPT World Championship Online Main Event
- WPT World Championship Heads Up
- WPT World Championship Mix-Max
- WPT World Championship High Roller
- WPT World Championship Super High Roller
- WPT World Championship Turbo
Places in WPT World Online Championships events are also reserved for the winners of selected daily scheduled tournaments. The seats being given away are worth a total of $500,000. Players can look out for the ‘WPT Seat Added’ moniker on selected tournaments in the ‘Featured’ tab. Further opportunities for recreational players to qualify for the series will be announced in due course.
There are also pre-event lead-up satellites running daily until Sunday, August 9. The tournaments feed into the $5,000,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event. Players can buy-in to the satellite event for $109 and win a $1,050 ticket. Additionally, there are daily $22 phased satellites for this event, which lead into a weekly Monday final. The first final for the Mini Main Event begins on Monday, July 6.
The standout event of the series will be the $10,000,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in Season XVIII WPT World Championship Online Main Event, from Saturday, August 29, to Wednesday, September 2. The satellite program for this will run from Sunday, August 23 to Sunday, August 30.
An Authentic Poker Experience
The WPT World Online Championships are designed to replicate an authentic live poker experience. Players’ real names will be used at the tables and there will be a maximum of two Day 1s for the 12 championship events in the series, with a maximum of one re-entry allowed. All championship event winners will be entered into the exclusive WPT Champions Club.
Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard said: “The mega satellites for each headline event will be a great way to give players of all bankrolls a chance at competing in this massive series in the biggest events. It’s such an exciting series with a focus on providing tournaments of the highest standard and a quality experience, so it’s great that partypoker is making it accessible from $3.30 satellites. I can’t wait for it to start!”
Team partypoker’s Kristen Bicknell said: “It’s fantastic that partypoker is making the series accessible to all players through the Mini and Micro versions of each and the satellite program. It really gives everyone a chance to qualify and have a shot at these huge events and winning their place in the prestigious WPT Tournament of Champions.”
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