WPT and partypoker have joined forces once again to bring you the 2021 WPT Online Series, which has a $3,200 Main Event featuring a $3 million guaranteed prize pool.
WPT Online Series
- May 14 to June 2, 2021
- $3M GTD Main Event with $3,200 buy-in on May 23-June 2
- $500K GTD Mini Main Event with $530 buy-in on May 15-19
Every partypoker player has the chance to become this year's WPT Online Series champion thanks to a good number of satellites feeding into the biggest events. The WPT Online Series runs from May 14 to June 2.
2021 WPT Online Series - $3M GTD Main Event
The 2021 WPT Online Series Main Event starts on May 23 at partypoker, and you could be playing in the $3 million guaranteed tournament for the tiny investment of $0.01.
You need to have $3,200 in order to buy in to the prestigious WPT Online Series Main Event, unless you manage to grab yourself a cut-price seat via the many satellites lurking about, which you can find in the partypoker lobby right now.
2021 WPT Online Series - Main Event Satellites
The WPT Online Series Main Event satellites start with a super affordable buy-in of only $0.01! They feed into $3.30 buy-in Phase 1 satellites, followed by $33 buy-in Phase 2. Make your way through the Phase 2 satellites and you progress to the weekly final, which takes place on Sunday, where at least 15x $3,200 seats are waiting to be claimed!
The finals have no direct buy-in, meaning the most anyone will pay to win their seat is an affordable $33.
The champion of the WPT Online Series Main Event not only wins a big first-place prize, but also their name will be engraved on the coveted Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, thereby immortalizing themselves in WPT history. What's also exciting is that a luxurious Hublot watch will be awarded to the Main Event champion, commemorating their fantastic achievement.
It was Swedish pro Christian Jeppsson who won the same tournament last year. He was crowned the WPT Online Championship Main Event champion in 2020, and walked away with $923,785 - a victory the Swede marked a career highlight.
WPT Online Series Mini Main Event
If you miss out on glory in the $3,200 WPT Online Series Main Event, don't worry because there's another opportunity to become a Main Event champion - in the Mini Main Event!
Mini is its name, but don't be fooled as there's an awesome $500,000 guaranteed prize pool for just a $530 buy-in! Again, the partypoker tournament lobby has lots of satellites feeding into this highly anticipated event.
Just like the $3,200 Main Event, the $530 Mini Main Event satellites are phased tournaments that start at only $0.01. The centrolls feed into the $0.55 buy-in Phase 1 before heading into the $5.50 buy-in Phase 2 satellites. These feed into the weekly final, which run on Sunday, and have a whopping 30x $530 Mini Main Event seats guaranteed!
The Mini Main Event finals have no direct buy-in, same as the Main Event, so the most you get to pay to win a seat in this spectacular tournament is a humble $5.50.
partypoker's Head of Poker Room Management Chris Donnachie said, "The inaugural WPT Online Series back in 2020 was the first purposely-designed WPT festival to be run fully online at partypoker, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to do this all over again."
"The hallmark $3,000,000 guaranteed, $3,200 buy-in Main Event is complimented by an extensive range of exciting events such as the Mini Main Event and not one, but two of the world-renowned WPT500 events."
Why was the WPT Online Series Delayed?
The WPT Online Series schedule was moved back a week from the original plans. There were two reasons.
First, following player feedback, the majority was many players wanted a short break on grinding a lot from a hugely successful POWERFEST and playing in other series elsewhere throughout April.
Second, a software update will be implemented before the WPT Online Series happens, where players will be allowed to change their alias again. This is part of partypoker's ongoing efforts to reduce the effectiveness of third-party tools, further leveling the playing field for all players.