PokerGO announces new live poker tour

PokerGO announces new live poker tour
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: April 22, 2021 15:51 PDT

PokerGO Tour will include 150 global events

One of poker’s most influential brands is launching a global live tournament tour. PokerGO has announced the formation of the PokerGO Tour, which incorporates 150 worldwide poker events.

The PokerGO Tour installs a ranking system that awards points based on cash finishes in all tour events. Included on the tour schedule are PokerGO staples like the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, and Super High Roller Bowl.

A pair of new events announced by PokerGO include the PokerGO Cup and PokerGO Heads-Up Championship.

Announced PokerGO Tour events

Dates PokerGO Tour event Notes
June 3-14 U.S. Poker Open 12 total events
July 1-10 PokerGO Cup New series featuring a $100,000 Main Event
July 12 PokerGO Heads-Up Championship 32-player single elimination heads-up tournament
Sep. 13-24 Poker Masters 12 total events; series top player wins the Poker Masters purple jacket
Sep. 26-28 Super High Roller Bowl $300,000 buy-in; three-day tournament

PokerGO adds two new majors to the schedule

A Thursday press release announcing the newly formed tour also unveiled a pair of new PokerGO majors.

The inaugural PokerGO Cup takes place July 1-10 at the PokerGO Studio at Aria Las Vegas. The series features eight events, culminating in a $100,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.

Perhaps the most exciting new event on the PokerGO Tour schedule emanates from the PokerGO Studio on July 12. The PokerGO Heads-Up Championship will play as a 32-player, single-elimination heads-up tournament.

The Heads-Up Championship should draw plenty of spectator interest this summer, with heads-up challenges surging in popularity in the poker community in 2021. Established majors like the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, and Super High Roller Bowl will also count in the PokerGO Tour rankings.

The PokerGO Tour implements a rankings system that will include 150 tournaments around the world. At the end of the tour circuit, the top player in the rankings will be named the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year, winning a $100,000 award. Second and third place in the PokerGO Tour Player of the Year standings receive $50,000 and $25,000, respectively.

PokerGO President Mori Eskandani contends that the PokerGO Tour will put poker in the mainstream limelight in unprecedented fashion.

“The sport of poker is hundreds of years old and until now, there has not been a globally recognized tour and ranking system that establishes and celebrates the most elite players across the globe, so we started something we hope will evolve and grow,” Eskandani said in the press release. “The PokerGO Tour™ events will include the world’s most challenging high stakes events in the world, bringing poker front and center in the world of sports in a way that has never been done before.”

With the launch, The PokerGO Tour joins other global poker tours like the WPT, EPT, partypoker LIVE and WSOP Circuit.

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