The PokerGO Tour launched in 2021 and organizers recently released some of what players can expect next year. The company has unveiled dates and events for the first quarter of the 2022 season.
The high-stakes poker action begins Jan. 5 and includes the new Stairway to Millions series. The tour offers numerous high-stakes tournament series throughout the year. Some of the events returning to the PokerGO Tour (presented by Guaranteed Rate) in the first quarter of 2022 include:
- PokerGO Cup
- PokerGO Heads-Up Championship
- Super High Roller Bowl Russia (presented by Luxon Pay,)
- US Poker Open
“The PokerGO Tour is thrilled to unveil the first group of events for the 2022 season,” PokerGO President Mori Eskandani said in a news release.
“In its first season, the tour made its mark on the poker world by providing players and fans everywhere with some truly memorable moments. We look forward to building upon the momentum from the PokerGO Tour’s first season as we continue to showcase the game’s elite players in the world’s most competitive high-stakes tournaments.”
A look at the 2022 PokerGO Tour
The tour launched in April as a global poker ranking system highlighting 150 of the richest tournaments in the world. The PokerGO Tour adds some extra incentive for players as well. The Player of the Year earns $100,000 with $50,000 for second and $25,000 for third.
Those following the high roller action on PokerGO will recognize some of the events on the 2022 schedule. Along with PokerGO’s own events streamed on the platform, the tour also includes other big buy-in events.
A series of Aria High Rollers kick off the new year for the tour in January. PokerGO also adds to its own lineup of high-stakes tournaments.
The newest addition is the Stairway to Millions, offering something a bit different for players. The series gives participants multiple access points via various entry levels throughout the tournament.
The first level is a $1,000 buy-in and levels progress up to a final level that has a $100,000 price tag. Players who reach the money for a certain level will automatically win entry into the next level.
The structure makes it possible for a player to run $1,000 up to more than $1 million. The format should make for some interesting dynamics. More details on the series will be released at a later date.
More tour events to watch
In 2022, the PokerGO Cup shifts from the summer to February. The first-ever PokerGO Heads-Up Championship also becomes part of the series.
The PokerGO Cup features eight events beginning Feb. 2 with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The Heads-Up Championship is set for Feb. 12. This bracket-style tournament has a 32-player field with a $100,000 buy-in, the largest ever for a heads-up event.
March brings the biggest buy-in of this group of tournaments when the Super High Roller Bowl heads to Sochi, Russia. The festival, presented by the Luxon Pay eWallet payment system, features 11 events with buy-ins of $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000. The $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Russia highlights the series on March 11.
The PokerGO Tour then heads back to Las Vegas for the US Poker Open beginning on March 16. Many of the events scheduled for the first quarter of 2022 will be broadcast on PokerGO. For a complete PokerGO Tour schedule of events, click here.
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