Online poker room, 888poker, is gearing for one of its biggest guaranteed online tournament series as it announces Millions Superstorm series, a brand new tournament series.
$8 million is guaranteed over 480 tournaments spanning more than a month, making it the operator’s largest schedule in its entire history.
The series kicks off on Thursday, September 10 and culminates in a $1 million guaranteed Main Event.
The series comes as a part of the operator’s Millions Superstorm promotion, making a comeback after eight months. The promotion tasks players with completing simple daily challenges, from playing tournaments and winning a cash game hand with QJ, to placing a bet at the casino or sportsbook.
The operator has earmarked $1 million for the eight-week-long promotion in addition to the $8 million tournament series. The majority of the prize money will be given away via Millions Superstorm Daily Freeroll tournaments, cash freerolls, bonuses, tickets and daily spinners.
In addition, the operator is also running special million-dollar Blast tournaments with buy-ins of $1, $5 and $100.
Millions Superstorm Promotion Overview:
- $8 million guaranteed Millions Superstorm Series including a $1 million guaranteed Main Event
- $1 million giveaway via daily freerolls, bonuses, free tickets all funneling into the Main Event
- $1 million special BLAST tournaments with buy-ins of $1, $5 and $100.
$8 Million Guaranteed Millions Superstorm Series
The series offers a wide variety of events to suit all types of bankrolls, starting at an affordable $5.50 buy-in and going up to $530.
15 tournaments are scheduled to run every day, 13 of which repeat every day and piggyback on the daily tournament schedule. The likes of Monsoon, BIG Fish, Mega Deep and PKO, make up the bulk of the schedule but with guarantees boosted.
Every Sunday throughout the four-week-long series, a $100,000 guaranteed 888 Millions Sunday Special runs costing just $215 to enter.
But the highlight event of the series is the $1 million guaranteed Main Event, with a $320 entry fee. It is structured as a multi-flight tournament: Day 1 flights kicking off as early as August 23 and run through the end of the series, meaning there will be at least 50 Day 1 flights.
Players can also qualify for the Main Event via daily freerolls.
With total guarantees of $8 million spread over 480 tournaments and spanning 32 days, it makes it 888’s largest, longest and one of the biggest series in its history.
Highlights of the $8 million guaranteed series:
- Series kicks off September 10
- $8 million guaranteed is spread over 480 tournaments
- Series culminates in a $1 million guaranteed Main Event
- Buy-ins range from $5.50 to $530
- Daily freerolls give away seats to the Main Event
The Millions Superstorm series will be the operator’s fifth online tournament series of 2020. It ran a $1.4 million-guaranteed XL Blizzard series in February which was followed by another million guaranteed PKO series in April.
In May, 888 hosted a $1.5 million guaranteed XL Inferno series which turned out to be a massive success. A month later, 888 ran its first-ever Freezeout series with over half-million guaranteed, and it also ran its largest tournament—Wonderworld—guaranteeing $100,000 for a buy-in of just $1.
888poker Online Tournament Series Stats (2019-2020)
|Date||Series||Total GTD||Total Prize Pool||GTD Smashed %||Tournaments||Main Event Prize Pool||Total Entries||Avg Prize Pool Per Tournament|
|May 2019||XL Inferno||$1,440,000||$1,695,881||17.78%||34||$501,960||39,378||$49,879|
|Sep 2019||XL Eclipse||$1,445,000||$1,729,210||19.67%||34||$508,540||40,003||$50,859|
|Nov 2019||God of the Arena Series||$1,010,000||$1,170,087||15.85%||24||$315,000||22,300||$48,754|
|Feb 2020||XL Blizzard||$1,445,000||$1,679,252||16.20%||34||$500,000||42,251||$49,390|
|Apr 2020||God of the Arena Series||$1,107,000||$1,374,388||24.15%||33||$253,500||36,659||$41,648|
|May 2020||XL Inferno||$1,535,000||$1,851,663||20.62%||34||$504,310||46,649||$54,461|
|June 2020||Freezeout Series||$600,000||$610,380||1.73%||21||$234,000||16,260||$29,066|
|Sep 2020||Millions Superstorm||$8,000,000||480|