ClubWPT to Offer Lucrative Challenge for VIP Subscribers
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the World Poker Tour is again taking the opportunity to work with its subscription online poker arm, ClubWPT, to offer players more poker alternatives.
This time, the World Poker Tour and ClubWPT offer the $200,000 ClubWPT TV Challenge, a chance to win a $50,000 top prize or any number of lesser cash prizes. Even more, players have the chance to play for that money at a live final table in Las Vegas to be broadcast on a number of WPT platforms.
WPT VP of Online Services Jeremy Clemons noted that it will be a unique opportunity to play at a WPT final table. “ClubWPT continues to expand its prize pools for our loyal players, and the $50,000 first-place prize marks the largest in ClubWPT history.”
Starting Online at ClubWPT
The majority of the $200,000 ClubWPT TV Challenge will play out online, as a subscription online poker site would have it. It is also necessary due to the pandemic, obviously.
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) November 3, 2020
The poker tournament series will begin with six months of satellites and qualifiers. It will kick off this week (November 7) and will run through April 2021 (April 25). Each of the six months will comprise one heat, leading to a total of six heats to lead to the final.
Throughout each month, there will be six satellites, three for VIP members and three for Diamond players. They are set up as follows:
–3 monthly VIP qualifiers = 50 seats awarded in #1 (see site for dates), 50 seats in #2 (see site for dates), 100 seats in #3 (last Saturday of the month before monthly final)
–3 monthly Diamond qualifiers = 100 seats awarded in each (#1 on first Saturday of the month, #2 on second Saturday of the month, #3 on third Saturday of the month)
Monthly finals will play on the last Sunday of each month, each one with up to 500 players – both ClubWPT VIP and ClubWPT Diamond members. The winner of that tournament will go on to the Main Event final table.
The top 63 players in each monthly final will win something. In fact, the payouts are set up as:
1st place: Main Event final table package, including $10K cash to play the final table and $3K for travel)
2nd place: $2,500
3rd place: $1,250
4th place: $1,000
5th place: $750
6th place: $500
7th place: $400
8th place: $300
9th place: $200
10th – 18th places: $150
19th – 27th places: $100
28th – 36th places: $75
37th – 45th places: $50
46th – 54th places: $30
55th – 63rd places: $20
Finishing It Live…Probably
Every Sunday from November through April, the winner of the monthly final will sit on that prize package until the date – yet to be announced – of the final table. At the end of April, there will be six players ready to go.
Those six people will head to Las Vegas to play the final table live at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor on the Strip. The WPT will then livestream the action on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitch.
The final table payouts are set as follows:
1st place: $50,000
2nd place: $18,000
3rd place: $15,000
4th place: $13,000
5th place: $11,000
6th place: $10,000
Organizers will set the date for sometime in the summer (June or July) of 2021, but the World Poker Tour and ClubWPT will need to assess the pandemic situation at that time. It must be safe for the players to travel and stay in Las Vegas. Should conditions not be satisfactory, the last resort will be to play the final table online at ClubWPT.com.
About Those Memberships
Since ClubWPT is an online poker subscription website, there is a monthly membership fee. And there are two types of memberships for different fees.
A ClubWPT membership allows players to compete at any time of every day for prizes, including cash and seats into live World Poker Tour events. In fact, there is $100,000 worth of monthly cash and prizes.
The Diamond membership also offers a free membership into the LearnWPT Insider poker education program, access to every World Poker Tour episode, and special access to live events.
Visit the ClubWPT.com home page to try the site at no cost for 14 days.