First, there was The Eagle Cup. Then The Grizzly Games took the competition to the next level. Now, Global Poker, the online poker site that offers real-money games to customers in both the United States and Canada thanks to its unique sweepstakes model, has unveiled their latest Championship Series. And, of course, this will be one of the biggest in the online poker’s site history.
Welcome to The Rattlesnake Open.
The action kicks off on April 30 on Global Poker and includes three-weeks of non-stop tournaments. A massive 135 Championship Event series that promises more than $1,250,000 in real money prizes that will be up for grabs.
It’s a series for both well-rounded grinders and specialists alike with featured events of all buy-in levels and game types. Full ring, 4-max, turbos and deep stacks are spread throughout the schedule making it so there’s something for everyone just about every day.
The entire series is anchored by one of the biggest Main Events in Global Poker history. The SC$218 Main Event carries a SC$100,000 guarantee and will pay out one of the largest single prizes in the history of the young site. Of course, players can buy directly into the Main Event but Global Poker is also going to pack the event with tons of qualifiers. Satellites to help those on a budget step into the Main Event start for as little as SC$0.55.
The Rattlesnake Open will continue the tradition of Global Poker taking good care of their champions as well. Players who take down a tournament during the Championship Series will not only receive the real money prizes and site wide acclaim but a real world oversized trophy along with a swag bag full of Global Poker accessories that money just can’t buy will be delivered to your doorstep.
The Rattlesnake Open leaderboard will also keep players sharp. The player who finishes in the top spot will receive one of the coolest prizes of them all: the opportunity to represent Global Poker in a live tournament of their choice. Want to play in the World Series of Poker? Done. What to play a World Poker Tour event? Done. Any event, anywhere with a buy-in up to $5,000 completely sponsored by Global Poker.
The Hometown Heroes program has also returned. Once a player picks up a victory in an event they have an opportunity to pick up a little extra money by becoming a Hometown Hero. Take that trophy to one of your city’s landmarks or “Welcome to…” signs for your city and snap a photo. Do that, and Global Poker will gift you with bonus $weeps Cash.
Not familiar with Global Poker’s way of doing things? Here’s a quick primer. The site has two forms of currency. Gold Coins and $weeps Cash. Gold Coins don’t have any real money prize value but allow you to play poker for fun. When you purchase Gold Coins the site awards your $weeps Cash. For every dollar of $weeps Cash a players has or wins while playing on the site, they can redeem the $weeps Cash for real money all with the convenience of PayPal. So when a tournament guarantees SC$100,000 that means that there’s basically $100,000 up for grabs.
To kick off the Rattlesnake Open the site is offers a SC$5,000 freeroll. On April 29 players can get hyped for the series with an opportunity to pick up some free $weeps Cash – no qualifiers just log-in and register for a seat.
The Rattlesnake Open is available to all players in the U.S. and Canada and starts on April 30. For more information on the Rattlesnake Open and Global Poker check out their website at GlobalPoker.com.