Social poker site Global Poker, together with PokerNews, is holding the inaugural Global Poker x PokerNews Cup tournament. Players can participate in the new online poker tournament from April 10-30 for Gold Coin (GC) Tournaments and Sweeps Coin (SC), with guaranteed prizes of 250,000 SC and 100,000,000 GC.
Additionally, there will be leaderboards for both GC and SC Events, with prizes that include trophies and merchandise.
Global Poker x PokerNews Cup Details
While the new online poker tournament is not as big as other Global Poker Events like the recent Grizzly Games, it’s not a satellite event, and all players are eligible to enter. Both GC and SC players can sign up to play in one of 14 qualifiers, which will take place between April 10-23rd. Qualifying tournament entries are 11,000 GC or 11 SC.
Top players from qualifiers will move on to a higher event:
- Top 50 players of each qualifier move to the Quarter Final. The 14 winners from each event go straight to the final. Final table players qualify directly for the Semi Final.
- Top 90 players from Quarter Final move up to the Semi Final
- Top 36 players from the Semi Final go to the Final
- Additional four entries to the Final are provided through the Spring Carnival, PokerNews Cup Wildcard Freeroll event, and social media channels
- 54 players will compete in the Final for a chance to win a share of the 100,000,000 GC and 250,000 SC
There will be additional prizes for leaderboard winners and Qualifier event winners.
Schedule of the New Online Poker Tournament
The new online tournament starts with qualifiers on April 10, and the Final is on April 30. The schedule is as follows:
1. April 10-23: Qualifiers
There are 14 events, seven each week, one per day. Weekday events start at 8:30 p.m. ET, while weekend events start at 5:00 p.m. ET. Events include 6-Max, 8-Max, Bounty, Progressive Bounty, Deep, and more.
Each qualifying event has a guaranteed prize of 4,000,000 GC or 10,000 SC.
2. April 25 & 26: Wildcard Events
Two wildcard events will provide additional ways into the Final of the online poker tournament. There will be events for both GC and SC players. The PokerNews Cup Wildcard Freeroll will take place on April 25 at 8:30 p.m., while the Private PokerNews Cup Wildcard Invitational Tournament will take place on April 26th at 8:30 p.m..
3. April 28: Quarter Final
Top 50 players from each qualifying event will compete in the Quarter Final to move to the Semi Final. The event will be at 8:30 p.m., and the top 90 players will qualify for the next event.
4. April 29: Semi Final
On April 29, at 5:00 p.m., the final table players from the qualifiers and 90 top players from the Quarter Final will compete for 36 seats at the Final.
5. April 30: Final
On April 30, at 5:00 p.m., is the Final of the online poker tournament. Thirty-six qualified players from the Semi Final, 14 winners from Qualifyiers, and winners from wild card events will play for a chance to win a piece of the 100,000,000 GC or 250,000 SC Final.
What Can You Win the New Online Poker Tournament?
Participants in most events will play for a chance to win prizes. Those prizes vary from coins to trophies and more.
1. GC & SC
All participants in the GC Final will share the 100,000,000 GC prize. The winner will receive 40,000,000 GC, and the second-place finisher will receive 16,000,000. Meanwhile, those finishing 10-54th will receive 400,000 GC.
Comparatively, all participants of the 250,000 SC Final will receive SC prizes. The winner will receive 100,000 SC, 2nd place receives 40,000 SC, and 3rd receives 25,000 SC. Those finishing 10-54 will receive 1,000 SC.
Moreover, the winner of the SC Leaderboard will win 5,000 SC.
There will be 32 trophies handed. Week one and two Qualifier event winners will receive a custom glass trophy. Meanwhile, GC and SC Leaderboards winners will receive a larger 18” custom glass trophy. Furthermore, the GC and SC Final winners will receive the Global Poker x PokerNews Cup Final Trophy.
Players up to 10th place in most events, including Qualifiers, will receive merchandise like hoodies, T-shirts, hats, socks, and more.
4. Free Entry To a Future Global Poker Online Poker Tournament
Winners from GC Qualifier events can win a free entry to a Global Poker Golden Scrimmage tournament in the future. Depending on the event, winners up to ninth place will be eligible to receive the prize. Also, the top-ranked GC Leaderboard players will receive multiple entries each for future events.
Meanwhile, for SC players, only Leaderboard winners will receive free entry to future Global Poker SC Online Poker Tournament. The eligibility varies, as second place finisher will receive free entry to a tournament totaling over 3,000 SC, while the tenth place finisher will earn an entry to a tournament totaling over 500 SC.