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The Global Poker League Goes To China In 2017

Tags: China, global poker league.
Posted on 12 December 2016 by "T".

The Season 1 of the Global Poker League which is comprised of 12 teams from Europe and America have concluded last week with the Montreal Nationals winning in the finals against the Berlin Bears, claiming the first-ever GPL Championship title.

Things are just getting really interesting as the GPL announces today the launch of GPL China, which is set to kick off after the Spring Festival. A league created to satiate the Asian nation's growing appetite for poker, GPL China Season 1 shall debut with 8 teams. Each team is going to represent a diverse city located in the country.

GPL China's 8 team managers shall be announced within the next 2 months, ultimately choosing their team lineup from a selection of GPI ranked pros, celebrities and online qualifiers. While the players and managers have not been named yet, the league's 8 preliminary teams are already given a name:

- Beijing Great Dragons

- Shanghai Golden Tigers

- Guanghzou Pioneers

- Shenzhen Eagles

- Hangzhou Legends

- Xi'an Warriors

- Chengdu Pandas

- Tianjin Guardians

When the league playoffs begin, matches shall be played live and online, and shall be viewed livestream via many media partners throughout China and worldwide.

Gambling and card games have long been popular in China, and the GPL being televised is expected to become a hit. 

Tagged as the "The NBA of Poker", this event shall operate independently from GPL's main league, and its purpose is to put emphasis on poker being an e-sport and mind sport in China - people working together as a team playing Texas Hold'em format that shall make it as popular as other mainstream skill-based leagues within the area.

The Global Poker Index (GPI), the poker industry's ranking authority having profiled 500,000+ players across 194 countries, have underpinned GPL China which takes inspiration from the video game industry, modern sports and combined them with lessons learned from the GPL Season 1.


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4 comments on "The Global Poker League Goes To China In 2017"

 pochui12/12/2016 13:40:42 GMT
well i have a feeling that global poker league could head even to north korea as long as there is some moneyz reserved for making this event happen. all this moving to china thing is probably a good business decision i must admit, so happy dayz for the organizers. thumbs up from pochui.
 doubletop77713/12/2016 09:30:17 GMT
This Global Poker League is really beginning to take off and, i think, it is going to become huge in the near future. If they can break into the Chinese market, there will be no telling how big this can become
 Tony_MON7ANA14/12/2016 17:51:11 GMT
The Global Poker League season one was a really exciting event. I can't wait for the next one, and I would definitely watch the GPL China live online. All the very best to all the players and teams participating.
 pochui14/12/2016 21:02:43 GMT
aye fellas so glad you downvoted my post that i don't even know how to express my joy from this emotional act from you, probably i will go to sh1t and think of you the beloved downvoters the same as my crap- you both need to be washed away asap or else things start to stink badly.

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