PokerStars announces the WCOOP broadcast schedule with Joe Stapleton

Jon Pill
Posted on: August 16, 2021 11:38 PDT

PokerStars is beginning to push its Twitch coverage for the World Championship Of Online Poker. The first events shuffle up and deal on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

The first event coverage begins the day after that with live coverage of the final table of WCOOP 04-H — the $5,000 buy-in high roller event.

Each day's broadcast—with the exception of the first day—will start with a "Replay" stream of an event from the day before. SCOOP champion Mason Pye and poker-streamer G. J. Reggie will host The Replay stream. The Replay stream will act as a warm-up for the day's main broadcast.

The main broadcast each day is the Live Coverage section of the stream, hosted by Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan. The schedule for the Live Coverage is made up of (mostly) high-stakes hold 'em final tables.

PokerStars tweeted the full broadcast schedule earlier today.

"Check out the #WCOOP streaming schedule," the @PokerStars account tweeted. "Live streams hosted by @J_Hartigan @Stapes + special guests on #twitch and #YouTube. The final table replays with @pyefacepoker & @GJReggie on Twitch.

Watching WCOOP

This year's WCOOP is made up of 102 nominal events. Almost all of these events come with a High, Medium, and Low-stakes tournament making for 300-ish tourneys crammed into four and a half weeks.

It's a hectic schedule. Naturally in an event this big, only a small percentage of the events will be getting the live stream treatment. We'll see mostly High Stakes no-limit hold'em tables. But the Replay streams will catch some of the smaller, mixed, Omaha, and stud events.

Joe Stapleton, who has been in the news lately for his part in Paul Schrader's new flick, tweeted about his excitement. "Apparently this year it's the WORLD Championship of Online Poker and not the Winter Championship of Online Poker, but whatever, we're streaming it," Stapes wrote.

He also talked about a series of warm-up streams which will be taking place ahead of the WCOOP proper. You can catch all the footage over on the PokerStars Twitch channel.

Full PokerStars WCOOP Twitch broadcast schedule

Date Live Coverage (w/Stapleton and Hartigan) Replay Coverage airing before Live Coverage (w/Mason Pye and G. J. Reggie)
Monday, August 23, 2021 04-H: $5k High Roller FT
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 08-H: $5k PKO High Roller FT 05-H: $2k PLO 6-Max
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 14-H: $10k High Roller FT 09-H: $2k H.O.R.S.E. FT
Monday, August 30, 2021 34-H: $25k Super High Roller FT 29-H: $1k 8-game FT
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 34-M: $2k 8-Max FT 35-H: $2k 5-card PLO 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 42-H: $5k 8-Max FT 39-H: $1k Razz FT
Monday, September 6, 2021 63-H: $10k PKO High Roller FT 52-H: $10k 8-game High Roller FT
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 63-L: $109 Sunday Million SE FT 64-H: $530 PLO 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 71-H: $2k Super Tuesday SE FT 68-H: $530 NLH/PLO 6-max FT
Monday, September 13, 2021 91-H: $5k Main Event Day 2 81-H: $1k H.O.R.S.E. FT
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 92-H: $10k PLO Main Event FT 86H:$1k NLO8 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 91-H: $5k Main Event FT 92-M: $1k PLO Main Event FT

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