World College Poker (WCP) has introduced an unique partnership with PokerStars.web as sponsors and hosts of the free-to-play 2021 World College Poker Championship Main Event, open to college students 18 and over across the globe. This would be the first time that the occasion is on the market globally.
World College Poker was created to, “cultivate an online community of student players who have a burning passion for the game of poker.” WCP has now teamed up with PokerStars, the world’s largest on-line poker web site and residential to among the largest on-line event championship sequence, together with the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
The upcoming WCP Championship will consist of 4 levels, with gamers divided into six world areas at registration, which is able to compete on-line at PokerStars.web beginning on July twenty fourth.
- Round One (July 24) – All registrants throughout the globe will compete in a Round One event unique for his or her area. In every area, entrants will play all the way down to 50 gamers who will transfer on to Round Two.
- Round Two (July 31) – The 300 qualifiers from Round One will compete to be one among 45 gamers going via to Round Three. Their chip stacks will likely be carried from Round Two to Round Three.
- Round Three (August 7) – The remaining 45 gamers, who will all obtain PokerStars swag baggage, will then play all the way down to the ultimate six.
- Round Four – Final Table (TBA) – The high six finishers will compete reside** or on-line to be topped the 2021 World College Poker Main Event Champion. More particulars are anticipated to be introduced quickly.
WCP’s College Championship predominant occasion is open to college students aged 18 and over with a sound pupil ID who’re at present enrolled at faculties, universities, and vocational colleges worldwide. Players from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey can’t take part within the WCP occasions at PokerStars.web, per native rules.
In addition to the bragging rights that come together with securing the WCP title, a bunch of prizes can even be up for grabs, together with a European Poker Tour (EPT) bundle (~€8,000, worth), an engraved PokerStars trophy for the winner, and customized gaming chairs for the six finalists.
Solve For Why Academy, a complete poker coaching firm based by high-stakes star Matt Berkey, will award the runner-up a three-day journey to Las Vegas, an academy seat, and round-trip airfare.
“I began playing poker in high school for fun, mostly penny stakes and stud variations. During college, I really began to take it seriously,” commented Berkey. “The Moneymaker boom had taken the world by storm and being a baseball player, I always had a game in the back of the bus. It wasn’t long before those games graduated to higher stakes at the casino and eventually a career in this industry. Events like the WCP Championship didn’t exist back then, but I would have given anything to learn and compete with my peers during that time.”
Pot-limit Omaha coaching web site PLO Quick Pro is awarding trip packages for the highest three finishers, in addition to particular resort packages for the six finalists. Additional prizes embrace a personal lesson with high gamers similar to World Poker Tour Player of the Year Jonathan Little and poker coach Alex Fitzgerald, who has accrued greater than $3.5M in profession event earnings. Fitzgerald has labored with hundreds of gamers and has printed a whole bunch of coaching movies. “Some of the wildest games I ever played were in college. It’s great World College Poker is organizing a championship event for college players. They’re taking these games to the next level and offering epic prizes. I love it!” Fitzgerald commented.
Patrik Antonius, excessive stakes famous person and First Land of Poker app (FLOP) co-founder can even battle the general winner in a heads-up problem at PokerStars.web.
“I wish world college poker was around when I was in school,” mentioned Antonius.
Additional company sponsors embrace SolveForWhyAcademy.com, PLOQuickPro.com, First Land of Poker (FLOP), PokerTeaching.com, Breinfuel, RunGood Gear, RedChipPoker.com, PokerHeadRush.com, PokerPowher.com, D&B Publishing, Bill Perkins, Aquarian Bookshop, Gosha’s Organics, Magical Gnome Media, Above The Felt Entertainment, and the popular taking part in playing cards of WCP – FadedSpade.
Card Player can also be among the many sponsors for the WCP. The ultimate 45 gamers on this occasion will all obtain a digital subscription to Card Player Magazine, together with the highest three feminine gamers within the subject.
A full itemizing of prizes could be discovered on the WCP web site’s prizes page.
Registration is now open to compete for a shot on the predominant occasion title and a spot in poker historical past at worldcollegepoker.com/registration. All entrants will obtain a $100 Hotel Savings Card bonus from PLOQuickPro.com for merely signing as much as play.
To be taught extra in regards to the 2021 World College Championship Main Event, future WCP occasions, the corporate’s Campus Rep and Intern Programs, and Sponsorship Opportunities, head to worldcollegepoker.com.
**Live occasion scheduling will work in compliance with native steerage and rules and should change relying on the freshest info and state of affairs evaluation.