ACR’s OSS CUB3D series hits the BOSS phase

Jon Pill
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Posted on: August 23, 2021 10:26 pm EDT

America’s Cardroom’s huge OSS CUB3D tournament series has hit its third week. This marks the start of the BOSS tournaments in the OSS CUB3D series.

The OSS CUB3D is made up of three semi-parallel series. They started on August 1 and run until August 30. During that time ACR has been—and are—putting on tourneys in three buy-in categories. These categories are the MOSS (Mini Online Super Series), OSS (Online Super Series), and BOSS (Bigger Online Super Series) events. The BOSS is made up of the highest stake events in the series.

The first of the BOSS events kicked off today, the $1,050 buy-in $200,000 guaranteed BOSS #1. So did BOSS #2, a $215 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed. Both events are no-limit hold’em events.

There are still OSS and MOSS events ongoing alongside the new BOSS schedule.

The full BOSS schedule manages to squeeze 54 events into a packed one-week long period. Multi-tablers will be delighted. This is on top of the last few MOSS and OSS events.

ACR tweeted about the event. The ACR account on Twitter wrote: “The high roller Bigger Online Super Series, the final part of the $20 Million OSS Cub3d, starts today and runs through Sunday.”

Publicity, like a BOSS

As an unregulated site in the U.S., ACR has always had to work a little harder to win market share and confidence. However, 2021 has proved a big year for ACR. The company managed to catch Moneymaker right off the back of his parting with PokerStars and netted Vanessa Kade at the height of the Dan Bilzerian scandal at GGPoker.

The official streaming schedule has not been announced in advance (assuming there will be one). However, ACR has directed viewers to their pool of sponsored pros, some or all of which will be streaming the various events on their own channels.

“Today is the start of the BOSS High Stakes Series on @ACR_POKER check out these ACR pros and streamers over on @Twitch,” ACR wrote before a list that includes the Twitter handles of: Jason van Fleet, Ebony Kenney, Vanessa Kase, Jon Pardy, Jeff Boski, and Chris Moneymaker.

This year’s WSOP may turn out to be either the re-detonation of the post-COVID poker boom or the whimper with which it ends. If ACR is pushing all its sponsored pros to push this BOSS series, it suggests that ACR are really ramping up their publicity machine ahead of the WSOP. The company is either sowing seeds ahead of a bountiful harvest or making hay while the sun shines. We will have to wait to see which.

The ACR version of a WSOP package is called a “WSOP Takedown” package, and they’re trying to work up a public appetite for the relevant satellite tourneys to go with that promotion.

The company’s strategy seems to be working. Each Venom beats the attendance record of the last. The most recent Venom crowned two millionaires at the final table for the first time.

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