The inaugural WPT Global real money series, aptly named the Summer Festival, is now officially over. Lasting for almost six whole weeks, the series awarded $3.5 million in guaranteed prizes across many major events, accompanied by numerous smaller tournaments scattered across the rich schedule.
The past weekend saw the culmination of the Summer Festival as players gathered for Day 2 of the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.
With this tournament, WPT Global closed its first-ever online series in style, with several players taking home five and six-figure amounts.
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Exciting Finish to a Great Series
On Saturday, August 20, 480 players returned to the virtual felt for the Day 2 action of the $330 Main Event. 20% of the field from each Day 1 flight qualified for Day 2, leading us to conclude the total number of entries for the tournament was around 2,400. Given the operator’s fairly recent launch date, this is a very respectable number.
The tournament had a seven-figure guarantee, so there was some overlay, in the end, creating a fair bit of value for those players who made it into Day 2.
Of the 480 who made it through the initial flight, only 80 went home empty-handed. Everyone else was guaranteed at least $600 for their efforts — almost twice the buy-in amount. But, like in every tournament, big money was reserved for the final table, which took place on Monday, August 22.
At the very least, everybody making it to the eight-handed final table was guaranteed $14,000. The winner and the runner-up banked six-figure amounts, taking home $190,000 and $100,500, respectively.
With the Main Event wrapping up on Monday, the WPT Global Summer Festival was officially over, but there are more exciting things to come soon.
$1 For $1 Million Action & Live Event Satellites
There is another $1,000,000 guaranteed tournament still happening at WPT Global — the operator’s unique $1 For $1 Million event. Players will have plenty of opportunities to get involved with this one over the next few weeks as Day 2 is scheduled for October 1, and there are numerous Day 1 flights between now and then.
The tournament is guaranteed to have over $900,000 in overlays, so it is one of the most valuable online tournaments of all time. And, with a buy-in of just $1, it is affordable to all players, not just those with big bankrolls.
WPT Global has prepared another surprise for those who prefer the allure of big live tournaments. Players now have an opportunity to qualify for the tournament with the largest guarantee in live poker history, and qualifiers start as low as $5.
The event in question is the $15 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship set to take place this December at the Wynn in Las Vegas. All winners will receive the $10,400 buy-in for the tournament, some spending money, WPT merchandise, and the special WPT Global Player Experience package.
In the coming days, we will be bringing you more details about the qualifiers and how you can secure your seat in one of the most historic poker events through the WPT Global platform. New players can also take advantage of the operator’s amazingly generous welcome bonus. Check for the latest WPT Global bonus code and promo details and get in on the action.