The globally renowned World Poker Tour (WPT) brings in good news for poker players in Asia as the brand has announced its exclusive WPT Asia Online Series with HK$100 Million (~US$ 12.9 million) in guarantees across 22 trophy events – thanks to the tour’s partnership with GGPoker. Taking place from October 3 to 25, the first-ever WPT Asia Online series from the brand will be highlighted by the HK$10 Million guaranteed WPT Asia Main Event and seven National Championship tournaments.
WPT Asia Main Event HK$10 Million GTD
The WPT Asia Main Event will be the series headliner as it features a massive HK$10 Million (~US$ 1.29 million) guarantee, making it the richest Asia tournament ever offered online. For their shot at the seven figure prize, players will have to pony up the HK$10,000 (~US$ 1,290) buy-in. This is a phased event with 22 Day 1s starting October 18. Final Day is scheduled for October 25, Sunday.
Also a part of the series will be WPT-branded events such as WPT 300, Deepstacks and Superstack Classic. Adding to the delight, there will be seven National Championship events for Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Cambodia, Japan, and Macau. The buy-in and guarantee for each of these events will be in the host country’s currency. Apart from taking the massive first-place prizemoney, the eventual champion of each event will also recieve a WPT Passport valued at HK$23,000.
There are three separate weekly leaderboards to give players the opportunity to score points for their home country. The top 10 players for each country have their total count towards the leaderboard and players who earn at least one leaderboard point for the top-performing country will then play in freeroll tournaments with prizes of $50,000 HKD, $50,000 HKD, and $100,000 HKD.
- Weekly Leaderboard: October 3 to 10 – HK$ 50,000 Freeroll
- Weekly Leaderboard: October 11 to 17 – HK$ 50,000 Freeroll
- Weekly Leaderboard: October 18 to 24 – HK$100,000 Freeroll