According to recent esports news, the GGNetwork World Series of Poker Online 2020 is three weeks in, with a total of 25 bracelets awarded so far. With a schedule of 54 online bracelet events this year, there are 29 bracelets still up for grabs.
Natural8 awards sponsorships to bracelet winners
Natural8, one of GGNetwork's leading skins, has awarded sponsorships to all SIX of their gold bracelet winners so far. In conjunction with the Natural8 Winner's Circle promotion, these six players have also been inducted into Team Bling.
Team Bling has been created specifically for WSOP Online 2020 and is the sister team to Natural8's "Team Hot" ambassadors comprising of notable professional poker players like WSOP bracelet winner Danny Tang, Kitty Kuo, Pete Chen, and Michael Soyza.
25 bracelets have found new owners since the WSOP 2020 Online series has begun, and 29 more are waiting to be claimed. That means there are another 29 seats available in Team Bling, and 29 chances to be part of this elite team of champions. Six players have been inducted into Team Bling and, as with any group activity, the more the merrier. You could be next to be included in the Winner's Circle and secure your seat amongst the current crew of six.
With this promotion, Natural8 players who win a gold bracelet become ambassadors and receive sponsorships worth between $7 500-$100 000 depending on buy-ins of the event they've won. There are three different levels: bronze, silver, and gold.
Key events to add to your WSOP 2020 online schedule
With another 4 weeks remaining, there are still a host of events to look forward to. There are the budget events to look forward to such as Event #71: BIG 50 [$1M GTD] and Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$ [$2M GTD]. Players looking for high stakes action can turn to Event #70: $25 000 NLH Poker Players Championship [$10M GTD]. And the highly anticipated Event #77: $5 000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event [$25M GTD] is sure to provide some heart-thumping action for both players and spectators.
Here are some of the key events to mark on your calendars.
- Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD – 15 Day 1 Flights are underway. Satellites and Steps available for just $5. Event #70: $25 000 NLH Poker Players Championship, $10M GTD – the most prestigious high roller event. Get in on the Satellites and Steps for as low as $10.
- Event #71: $50 Big 50, $1M GTD – the lowest buy-in of all WSOP 2020 Online Events. Flights and Satellites will commence on August 16.
- Event #77: $5 000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD – the biggest prized online poker tournament EVER! Qualify from as low as $1 via the Steps which are available now.
- Event #84: $100 WSOP MILLION$, $2M GTD – if you've been a fan of recent Multi MILLION$ series, this one is for you. A perfect way to close out an amazing series.
Download the full schedule or visit the tournament lobby for more information.
Guarantees smashed by more than $10 million so far
Multiple events have surpassed their guarantees so far. One of the biggest to date being Event #55: No-Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, which saw its guaranteed prize pool of HK$8 million (~$1 032 198) more than triple to a final prize pool of HK$24 677 200 (~$3 183 971).
Another monstrous one was Event #48: $1 500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, which had a $5 million guaranteed prize pool and $1 million set for the first place winner. MILLIONAIRE MAKER eventually saw a total of 6 299 entries and a final prize pool of a massive $8 976 075, completely crushing its guarantee by approximately 80%.
Other events that easily surpassed their guarantees included Event #32: $100 The Opener, Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS, Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS, Event #55: No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, Event #56: GGMasters WSOP Edition [High Roller] and Event #57: GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout].
The original guarantees across the events mentioned totaled up to approximately $15 532 198. In comparison, their final prize pools sat at approximately $25 715 941, which was $10 183 742 in excess of their guarantees.
We've also seen WSOP Online 2020 breaking multiple records so far, including for "largest field at a WSOP bracelet event" with 29 306 players in Event #32: $100 The Opener. If this trend continues, it is likely we will see more records being broken and more guarantees being surpassed.
It's an amazing time in online poker, so don't miss out on this opportunity. It's not too late to download the Natural8 app and start playing online. New players can enjoy a variety of bonuses, promotions, and freerolls.
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