Series includes 18 gold ring events
The World Series of Poker and GGPoker have announced that they are teaming up to present the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series. The Series will begin in “early May” and run for about three weeks, but no specific dates have been disclosed.
In a press release issued Wednesday, April 15, the WSOP said that the Series will include hundreds of tournaments. The highlight of the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series, however, are the 18 tournaments that award gold rings to the winners.
A true “World Series”
Hosting May’s Super Circuit Online Series on the GGPoker Network is significant because it means that it will be available to a global player base. The GGNetwork is primarily Asia-facing, but GGPoker and the other member rooms are open to most jurisdictions where online poker is permitted.
“We’re thrilled to partner with an operator on the rise who is both aggressive and passionate about growing poker engagement around the world,” said World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart. “It was unfortunate that we were forced to cancel so many offline WSOP Circuit events this Spring, but with vast reach GGPoker plans to dwarf the prize pools of the suspended events all at once in one truly Super WSOP Circuit.”
Online players will love the experience of chasing rings at GGPoker.”
Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu, who became a GGPoker brand ambassador in November 2019, added: “I give credit to the WSOP for bringing the circuit online during these trying times. Winning a circuit ring is a great honor. Online players will love the experience of chasing rings at GGPoker.”
Though PokerScout ranks the GGPoker Network fifth in terms of cash game traffic, it is not top-of-mind when it comes to the most notable online poker networks. Hosting the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series could be a real boon for the network’s popularity.
WSOP.com Online Super Circuit was a huge success
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually every casino around the world is closed and thus the live poker tournament landscape is barren. To help fill the gap, the World Series of Poker debuted the similarly-named WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series in March for players in Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey.
With poker players cooped up in their homes looking for entertainment, the Super Circuit Series was a smash hit. A total of $1.24m was guaranteed for the 18 ring events. That total was more than tripled, with participants generating nearly $4m in combined prize pools. There were no overlays in any of the tournaments.
total was more than tripled, with participants generating nearly $4m in combined prize pools
The $525 buy-in Main Event attracted the most entries at 1,134, creating a $567,000 prize pool. Of those entries, 763 were unique players, with the rest coming from re-entries.
Because it was on WSOP.com, the March Online Super Circuit Series was limited to players in the United States. Pennsylvania players were not included because WSOP.com has not launched in the Keystone State. The May version on GGPoker now takes it global without U.S. players.