WPT Online starts with tournament for poker industry workers
On 7 July, WPT World Online Championship will start at PartyPoker. The total guarantee of $100 million will be a record one for poker room. WPT Online will become a real challenge for players, as the tournaments will be held until 8 September.
Rob Yong tried to make the upcoming series look like a live poker festival. For example, the final tables of champion events will be held on certain days and they will be broadcasted live. The players will take part in tournaments with real names instead of nicknames.
As it is known, each WSOP starts with a special event in which the maintenance stuff of series participate: dealers, journalists and others. WPT Online will adopt this tradition and event called Industry Invitational will become the first similar tournament in schedule.
People, who are involved in online poker industry, including poker journalists, can play in this tournament. The participation fee costs $320, and the event guarantee is $30 000.
In addition, the three finalists will get tickets to Shooting Stars charity event, in which many famous personalities will participate. The following people confirmed their participation: football players John O'Shea, Wes Brown and Darren Fletcher; Norwegian top model Aylar Lie, PartyPoker LIVE President John Duffy, Polish singer and actor Wojtek "Łozo" Łozowski and others.
Many famous poker players will also take part in the tournament: Timothy Adams, Isaac Haxton, Liv Boeree, Kristen Bicknell, Patrick Leonard, Jaime Staples, Sam Trickett, Manig Loeser, Mike McDonald, Ryan Riess, Steffen Sontheimer and others.
Industry Invitational tournament also has a lofty mission. $20 from each buy-in will be donated to One Day Sooner fund, which develops a vaccine against the virus.
In order to play in Industry Invitational tournament, you need to get an invitation or fill out an application on PartyPoker website. Remember, you should be a poker industry worker for participation in this event. The tournament starts at 17:00 (UTC) on 17 July and it will be broadcasted on PartyPoker Twitch with open cards.