The World Poker Tour (WPT) will run its popular World Online Championships once again on partypoker.
The WPT is yet to release the official schedule and full details of the upcoming festival, but it is expected to take place alongside the international leg of the World Series Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series on GGPoker.
This means the next few weeks will be loaded with top-notch online competition and huge value as two of the world’s leading poker tournament brands go head to head with their massive online festivals.
Both the WPT and WSOP also clashed in 2020 when online tournaments became the thing due to worldwide lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The WSOP edged out its rival through its record-breaking online series, though the WPT’s own inaugural online festival was hugely successful as well.
While we await for the official schedule to be released, let’s take a look at the potential main highlights of the upcoming WPT World Online Championships, and see how it compares with the ongoing WSOP online series on GGPoker.
The second edition of the WPT World Online Championships will likely take place from August 13 to September 15 on partypoker. The festival will be headlined by a $5,300 Main Event, which sports a massive guarantee of $5 million.
Players may qualify for the Main Event for a fraction of the price via satellites which start at just $0.01. Last year’s Main Event featured a bigger buy-in of $10,300, and came with a whopping $10,000,000 guarantee. It was won by Phillip Mighall for $1,550,298 after outclassing a field of 1,011 entries.
WPT WOC vs. WSOP Online Series
Meanwhile, the international portion of the WSOP Online Bracelet Series on GGPoker kicked off on August 1 and will run through September 12. The festival features 33 bracelet events, including the $5,000 buy-in, $20,000,000 GTD Main Event. There will also be Main Event satellites running throughout the series, with buy-ins starting at less than $1.
In 2020, Stoyan Madanzhiev defeated a massive 5,802-entry field to become the first-ever WSOP Online Main Event champion for $3,804,686.
Considering the prize money and the number of championship titles at stake, it’s not hard to determine which of the two will end up as the bigger series, but this year’s WPT Online festival couldn’t be too far behind, as it promises to deliver more value for players.