PokerGO launched a new tour with its own leaderboard

PokerGO 2021

​PokerGO has introduced a new poker tour of the same name “PokerGO Tour”. The organizers promise to raffle tens of millions of dollars in 150 tournaments of the series around the world. PokerGO Tour will include such events as US Poker Open, Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl and the new tournaments PokerGO Cup and Poker Go Heads-Up Championship.

In addition, the series will have its own rating system backed up by the leaderboard. The best player of PokerGO Tour will be awarded $100 000 prize and will be titled as the Player of the Year based on the tournament results. Cash prizes of $50 000 and $25 000 will also be awarded to the participants of the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

According to PokerGO president Mori Eskandani, poker game is hundreds of years old. Until now, there was no globally recognized tour and ranking system that could honor the most elite players around the world. In this regard, they decided to start such a project that would evolve and grow. PokerGO Tour events will include the world's largest high stakes tournaments that will bring poker to the forefront in the sports world.   

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PokerGO Tour starts with 2021 US Poker Open tournaments, which will take place on 3 June at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. The US Open Poker Championship will be held from 3 to 14 June and it is one of PokerGO's elite tournaments with twelve unique events in which the best poker players compete for the first prize of “Eagle Trophy”.   

Other events in PokerGO Tour include the following:

  • PokerGO® Cup is a new major tournament that include 8 tournaments of different formats and $100 000 NLH Main Event that will take place from 1 to 10 July with a break on 4 July.
  • PokerGO® Heads-Up Championship is another big event that will be held on 12 July with a prize pool of $3 200 000. In the PokerGO Heads-Up Championship, 32 poker pros will compete in the grid.
  • Poker Masters is a series of 12 tournaments that will be held from 13 to 24 September with the participation of the world's best players. The winner will get a prestigious trophy: purple jacket.
  • Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) is a three-day tournament with $300 000 buy-in, which will start on 26 September. The top poker players will fight for millions of dollars and a champion trophy.

You can get acquainted with the point system on the official Poker Central website.

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