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GGPoker & World Series Of Poker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series awards over USD 134 M

Much of the headline WSOPC Ring Event action was streamed live on Twitch via GGPoker.TV, which proved a massive hit with poker enthusiasts.
2020-06-04
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The online poker tournament series ran from May 3 through 31 and consisted of over 500 individual events. Eighteen WSOPC Ring Events headlined the series, each of which awarded a coveted WSOPC Gold Ring to the winning player.

GGPoker revealed on Tuesday details of the recently completed WSOP Super Circuit Series, hosted in partnership with World Series of Poker.

The online poker tournament series ran from May 3 through 31 and consisted of over 500 individual events. Eighteen WSOPC Ring Events headlined the series, each of which awarded a coveted WSOPC Gold Ring to the winning player.

According to the organizers, the WSOP Super Circuit Series exceeded operator expectations; and they unveiled the following statistics:

  • Number of Series Events: 516
  • Total Series Guarantee: $102,365,000
  • Total Series Prizes Awarded: $134,706,274
  • Single Biggest Event Prize Pool: $12,372,500 (WSOPC Ring Event #8: HR Championship $10M GTD)
  • Total Number of Entries: 485,851
  • Largest Number of Entries in a Single Event: 29,357 (WSOPC Ring Event #9: Mini Main Event)
  • Amount Raised for Charity: $177,045 (WSOPC Ring Event #1: COVID-19 Charity Event)

The World Series of Poker dates from 1970, and its WSOP Circuit tournaments were first held in 2005. 

GGPoker’s hosting of the WSOP Super Circuit Series ensured that hundreds of thousands of players dotted throughout the world had an opportunity to play in WSOPC Ring Events, satellites, and supporting events; for many, this was their first opportunity to experience the thrill of a WSOP tournament.

Much of the headline WSOPC Ring Event action was streamed live on Twitch via GGPoker.TV, which proved a massive hit with poker enthusiasts. This podcast-style show was hosted by Joe Stapleton and had GGPoker ambassadors such as Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu, ElkY, Felipe Ramos and Fedor Holz drop in to talk viewers through the action. Other well-known poker pros such as Maria Ho, David Williams, Matt Berkey, Jesse Sylvia, Marle Cordeiro and more also featured on GGPoker.TV during the series. All of the streamed action is available via archive videos on the GGPoker.TV channel.

"Over 500 events, more than 485,000 tournament entries and of course over $134 million in prizes awarded - the GGPoker community fully embraced and supported the WSOP Super Circuit Series," said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of Business Development for GGPoker. "It was thrilling to witness all of the action, and to see every single Ring Event guarantee exceeded was something all players could be happy about!"

"The support of the gaming community for the WSOPC on GGPoker was insane," added Ty Stewart, Executive Director of World Series of Poker. "No guarantees were too big. Congratulations to all 18 ring event winners."

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