After a year of action, the first season of the PokerGO Tour (PGT) comes to a close in December. To cap off the season, the streaming service has announced the launch of the $50,000 PokerGO Tour Championship.
The event showcases the biggest high rollers in poker as they compete in the PGT’s final event of 2021. The culmination of the year’s action is set for Dec. 22-23 at Aria in Las Vegas.
“PokerGO is honored to host the game’s most elite players for the PokerGO Tour Championship in December,” PokerGO President Mori Eskandani said in a news release.
“With the $50,000 buy-in tournament to be live streamed from inside the state-of-the-art PokerGO Studio, the PGT Championship looks to draw the attention of poker fans everywhere. We have showcased several deserving champions throughout the year, and we look forward to celebrating the winner of the PokerGO Tour Championship and PokerGO Tour Player of the Year as we conclude an outstanding first season of the tour.”
What can players and poker fans expect
The PokerGO Tour (presented by Guaranteed Rate) features some of the biggest buy-in events in the world. The schedule features numerous events from various tours and properties as well as PokerGO’s own events.
The PGT Championship is a two-day tournament and allows players a single re-entry. Those registering before tournament start time receive a $1,000 appearance fee and PokerGO is also offering zero rake.
The tournament will be the final chance for players to earn PokerGO Tour leaderboard points. The overall tour champion earns the Player of the Year title and an extra $200,000.
The winner also has his name etched on the Guaranteed Rate Cup. Additional cash prizes of $100,000 and $50,000 go to the players finishing in second and third.
A look at the standings, new season events announced for 2022
As of Monday, poker superstar Ali Imsirovic led with 3,576 points followed by two more successful high rollers. Michael Addamo sits in second with 2,683 points followed by Sean Perry in third with 2,348.
Through October, the inaugural season of the tour has awarded more than $145 million from more than 7,400 entries.
Plenty of action remains including the new Tour Championship. PokerGO is also already making plans for next year. The company recently announced the schedule for the first quarter of the 2022 season.
Players and fans can expect some of PokerGO’s biggest events returning including:
- PokerGO Cup
- PokerGO Heads-Up Championship
- Super High Roller Bowl Russia (presented by Luxon Pay)
- US Poker Open
The company is also launching a new series called the new Stairway to Millions series, which kicks off the year on Jan. 5. For a complete PokerGO Tour schedule of events, click here.