PokerStars has revealed that the storied European Poker Tour will host a festival online for the very first time.
EPT Online, scheduled for two weeks in November, is seen as a replacement for online live stops canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
$20 million is guaranteed across two festivals, the main EPT Online and a companion Mini-EPT, a duplicate schedule that has buy-ins one-hundredth of the normal size.
EPT Online is the most prestigious online tournament series that PokerStars has run this year. The average guarantee per tournament across the 40 events is $500,000, greater than even High Roller Series in early 2020.
The 20 events of the primary EPT Online alone guarantee $16.7 million, an average event guarantee of $835,000. This makes it one of if not the highest average event guarantee in any online tournament festival.