There was a moment when I managed to double through Tom Dwan, then he doubled through me and in the third clash I was able to eliminate himEver since its recent launch, WPT Global has been running lucrative promotions in an effort to bring in as many new players as possible. In the most recent one, Brazil’s Bruno Foster took home over $125,000 for winning the Influencers Tournament, of which the final phase played out on June 12.
The tournament saw 17 of the operator’s influencers compete against the winners of their freeroll tournaments, which were hosted on the platform between May 30 and June 11.
In the end, Brazilian influencer Bruno Foster outlasted the field of 34, defeating famous poker pros like Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey, show biz celebrities like DJ Steve Aoki and actress Lynn Gilmartin, alongside the 17 WPT Global freeroll winners.
For his efforts, Foster was awarded with the top prize of $100,000, along with the $25k that was reserved for the last influencer standing in the event, and $2k bounties for every opponent eliminated from the event.
“It was surreal to win this tournament, I feel like I’m on cloud nine,” Bruno said. “I had a difficult moment at the beginning of the tournament where I had to bluff a lot to keep myself alive, but then everything started to get better for me. I kept trying to manage pressure and squeeze all my opponents and it worked.”
“There was a moment when I managed to double through Tom Dwan, then he doubled through me and in the third clash I was able to eliminate him from the tournament. This moment was also very cool because I managed to eliminate a guy who I have always considered an idol in poker.”
How We Got Here
The Influencers Tournament was the product of a long promotion run by WPT Global, which gave each of the 17 influencers signed by the operator a chance to host their very own $10,000 freeroll for all players they signed up to the site.
The winner of each freeroll would receive the top prize, along with a $1k bounty going to the player who eliminates the named influencer from their own event.
All 17 of the freeroll champions and the 17 influencers came together to play the Phase 2 event, competing for a massive top prize of $100,000 and all the added bonuses.
A $25k prize was set aside for the influencer to last the longest, and was scooped up by Bruno Foster who managed to take down the whole thing and win a number of $2k elimination bounties in the process.
More Perks at WPT Global
WPT Global is a new online poker site, and as such it is offering some of the best promotions and bonuses in the industry.
All new players who sign up with the operator get to claim a welcome bonus worth up to $1,200, along with a $100 tournament ticket to play in a $100,000 guaranteed tournament this month.
The value of these promos is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reasons to play at WPT Global. The operator offers some of the best online poker games around, with soft cash game tables, and plenty of action on all levels around the clock.
WPT Global is fully optimized for mobile play as well: the WPT Global app is available for all major mobile devices, allowing you to jump right into the action using nothing but your mobile phone.
The future of online poker seems bright, and WPT Global is one of the poker operators likely to push this future. Having an account on the platform should be a priority for any serious poker player out there.