Partypoker announces inaugural ‘WPT Online Series’ scheduled to take place from May 10-26, 2020, featuring $30M in guaranteed prize money

Highlights include $5M GTD ‘WPT Online Championship’ plus tour favourites ‘WPT500’ and ‘WPT DeepStacks’

partypoker is excited to announce the first ever WPT Online Series held in conjunction with partner tour the World Poker Tour (WPT). The series is set to guarantee $30,000,000 in total prize money including $15,000,000 across ten headline events from May 10-26, 2020.

The centrepiece $3,200 buy-in ‘WPT Online Championship’ will run between May 10 and May 26 featuring a $5,000,000 guarantee, with a host of side events available throughout the series in a range of buy-ins to accommodate players of all levels.

Other popular WPT events will also make their online debuts in the series. Taking place from May 10-18, the $1,000,000 GTD ‘WPT500’ offers 10 starting flights for what is expected to be a huge turnout, while another $1,000,000 is guaranteed in the ‘WPT DeepStacks’ that bookends the series on May 25 and May 26.

A full satellite program will give players the chance to qualify into the series for less on partypoker and players can also secure their WPT Online Championship seat through the live tour’s new ‘WPT Passport’ promotion.

The WPT Passport is a flexible satellite package that allows the holder to enter selected WPT Main Events listed on the partypoker LIVE website within 12 months of the passport being won.

See here for more info on the WPT Passport.

Details of confirmed WPT Online Series events can be found here, with the full scheduled to be released soon.

partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters, said: “It is an honour for us to host the first ever WPT Online Series. We are always looking for ways to bring exciting, high profile MTTs to our players and the World Poker Tour is up there amongst the most prestigious brands in poker.

“The online festival promises to be huge and with a WPT Tournament of Champions seat on offer, it’s a really exciting opportunity for partypoker players.”

Adam Pliska, WPT CEO, said: “WPT and partypoker are proud to break new ground for both of our brands with the first WPT Online Series festival. Players from around the globe can look forward to the opportunity to play in World Poker Tour events from the comfort of their homes at all buy-in levels.”

Vice-President of WPT Europe, Hermance Blum, added: “We are very excited to have the first WPT Main Tour event on partypoker! It will award a $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal seat as well as a replica of the WPT Champions Cup trophy and all the benefits of being a WPT Champions Club member!”