PokerGO Declares PokerGO Tour and Rating System
The general factors earner on the finish of the brand new PokerGO Tour season will win $100,000 money. [Image: PokerGO.com]
$100,000 for Participant of the Yr
Subscription poker streaming service PokerGO has unveiled a brand new, dwell poker match tour, dubbed, appropriately, the PokerGO Tour. Together with the PokerGO Tour comes what the group says is the “first-ever international skilled poker rating system.”
Gamers will accumulate chief board factors throughout 150 dwell tournaments around the globe, together with the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, which runs from June 3 to June 14, 2021. The desk detailing the factors system included in PokerGo’s Thursday announcement is little complicated, however it seems that factors will probably be awarded not based mostly on order of end in a match, however slightly amount of cash gained. Gamers will win extra factors for decrease buy-in tournaments (buy-in tiers are $10,000+, $25,000+, and $100,000+), seemingly as a result of successful the identical amount of cash at a decrease buy-in means one bested extra opponents.
bringing poker entrance and heart on the planet of sports activities in a means that has by no means been accomplished earlier than”
“The PokerGO Tour™ occasions will embody the world’s most difficult excessive stakes occasions on the planet, bringing poker entrance and heart on the planet of sports activities in a means that has by no means been accomplished earlier than,” mentioned PokerGO president and Poker Corridor of Famer Mori Eskandani.
On the finish of the PokerGO Tour Season, the highest factors earner will probably be named Participant of the Yr and win $100,000. The second and third place finishers will financial institution $50,000 and $25,000 in money, respectively.
5 Tour stops introduced to this point
As talked about, the primary cease on the PokerGO Tour would be the 2021 U.S. Poker Open on the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The poker competition could have a dozen occasions, with the winner being the primary to take residence the Eagle Trophy.
Four other PokerGO-operated live Tour stops have also been announced, beginning with the inaugural PokerGO Cup from July 1 to July 10, that includes eight tournaments. Proper after that’s the brand-new PokerGO Heads-Up Championship on July 12, the place 32 gamers will compete in a bracket-style format.
September brings with it two returning favorites, the 12-tournament Poker Masters sequence and its coveted Purple Jacket from September 13 to September 24, and the $300,000 buy-in Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl on September 26.
After all, these don’t come near the 150 tournaments that PokerGO has hyped. It’s seemingly that PokerGO will staff up with already-established poker excursions and occasions, slightly than attempting to develop its personal schedule too shortly.
Different poker match rating methods
Although PokerGO says that it has created the “first-ever international skilled poker rating system” to associate with the PokerGO Tour, that’s not precisely correct. The latest match rankings system is the World Poker Index (GPI), although the accuracy of its chief boards is barely up within the air proper now due to the dwell poker match instability created by the pandemic.
made the GPI into the gold customary for poker participant rankings
Created to find out who was certified to take part within the short-lived Epic Poker League, the GPI actually took off after the corporate that created it, Federated Sports activities + Gaming, filed for chapter and Pinnacle Leisure acquired the GPI at public sale in 2012. It circled and bought it to Zokay Leisure and its CEO, Alexandre Dreyfus, who made the GPI into the gold customary for poker participant rankings. The GPI Participant of the Yr has been awarded to the highest factors earner on the finish of every calendar yr since 2012.
Each the World Sequence of Poker and World Poker Tour have their very own participant rankings, although these are, in fact, restricted to tournaments related to their respective sequence, not like the GPI, which takes into consideration 1000’s of tournaments worldwide. In actual fact, the WSOP has used GPI’s rankings method up to now.
The World Sequence of Poker Circuit additionally has its personal participant rankings which decide who qualifies for the season-ending World On line casino Championship.