Following the massive success of the WSOP Super Circuit Online in regulated markets in the United States, the World Series of Poker has partnered with one of the world’s fastest-growing online poker rooms to bring Circuit ring events to players outside of the United States.
GGPoker will host an 18-event WSOP Super Circuit Online series this May. This marks the first time that Circuit rings will be awarded for online events outside of the United States.
“A GGPoker and WSOP partnership bring together two like-minded global organizations, and I can’t wait to see GGPoker players competing for WSOP Circuit rings online,” said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of GGPoker.
Adding WSOP Circuit events is just the latest move by GGPoker. In the last five months, the site signed Daniel Negreanu as an ambassador and created the GGMasters, a $150 buy-in freezeout tournament that now has a $500,000 guarantee.
“We’re thrilled to partner with an operator on the rise who is both aggressive and passionate about growing poker engagement around the world. It was unfortunate we were forced to cancel so many offline WSOP Circuit events this Spring, but with vast reach, GG plans to dwarf the prize pools of the suspended events all at once in one truly Super WSOP Circuit,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of World Series of Poker.
Just like the WSOP Super Circuit Online that players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware were able to play in, this series will also award two seats to the 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship event. The winner of the Main Event and the overall leaderboard winner will win seats to the $1,000,000 freeroll.
“I give credit to the WSOP for bringing the circuit online during these trying times,” Negreanu said. “Winning a circuit ring is a great honor. Online players will love the experience of chasing rings on GGPoker.”
A complete schedule will be announced at a later date.
In early March, WSOP.com hosted the first WSOP Super Circuit Online series in response to the cancellation of a number of land-based WSOP Circuit events due to the Coronavirus outbreak. That series also featured 18 events, with buy-ins ranging from $215 up to $1,000, and had $1.24 million in total guarantees. The total prize pools ended up at $3.945 million.
Players in the United States will not be able to participate in this series.