The WSOP live series has almost reached its halfway mark and the domestic online bracelets are in full swing. For those outside the US wanting to compete for the WSOP coveted gold jewelry, the good news is that the online bracelet series on GGPoker will make a return for the third year in a row.
A GGPoker representative in response to a player’s query on the operator’s newly launched Reddit community confirmed that the virtual bracelet series will make a comeback for the international players and that the dates & schedule are in the works.
“[T]he dates/schedule are still being worked out — we will post an announcement here on the sub once we have more news,” the spokesperson wrote.
While it is unknown when exactly the series would return, the series will likely run once the live WSOP series (currently taking place at the Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas) comes to an end. The live series winds up on July 20.
GG WSOP Online Bracelet Series 2022: What to Expect:
- Expected to run in August – September
- 30 to 50 online bracelets anticipated
- Buy-ins likely from $50 to $25,000
- $5k Main Event with another $20 million guarantee should return
- Other GG signature events likely to make a comeback
Last year, the online portion of the bracelet series was held immediately after the domestic series came to an end on August 1. Back then, the live series had not run at its usual summer slot; instead, the series was held entirely in the fall due to Covid-19.
A total of 33 online bracelets were held on GGPoker which spanned through mid-September. The series ultimately paid out $90 million, with an average of $2.7 million per event and a staggering 128k entries registered across the series.
The $5000 buy-in Main Event played as a freezeout turned out to be valuable as it fell short of its ambitious $20 million guarantee by over half a million dollars.
The inaugural edition, however, saw over 50 bracelets held on GG. That year, the entirety of the live series was postponed and only the final table of the $10,000 Main Event was played live.
With the WSOP returning to its usual slot after three years, it was unclear whether the online bracelets would be held again — but this question has now been answered. Given the success the online bracelets had in the first two years, it is certainly not surprising to see them making a comeback.
What to Expect from GG WSOP Online Bracelet Series 2022?
Based on the first two years’ schedule, the GG WSOP Online Series 2022 schedule could include anywhere between 30 to 50 bracelet events. Buy-ins are expected to range from $50 and go as high as $25,000 — exactly like last year — though this time around pokerfuse guesses that the average buy-in might drop a bit.
The Main Event could sport the same $20 million guarantee and $5k buy-in seen last year, but this time the operator may want to increase the number of Day 1s considering the event had fallen short of its guarantees last year.
Otherwise, the remainder of the schedule is likely to be more or less the same as seen in the previous two editions. WSOP signature events such as Colossus, Millionaire Maker, Big 500 and other Championship events – are all likely to return. GG special tournaments such as GGMasters, Super MILLION$ High Roller and Flip & Go are also likely to be converted to bracelet events.
Currently, the operator is running a low-stakes microMILLION$ series boasting over $5 million in guarantees. The series kicked off on June 19 and runs through July 3 featuring hundreds of low buy-in events. The series is a clear take on rival PokerStars’ MicroMillions series which also often runs at this time of period.