Qualification for the 2020 WSOP Main Event 2.0 is underway on GGPoker with satellites for the hybrid MTT starting at $0.50.
News of the revived WSOP Main Event broke earlier this month. As per the announcement, players on both sides of the Atlantic will compete for a spot in the live finale.
Ahead of the tournament getting underway on November 29, GGPoker has launched qualifiers for international players.
Something for Everyone in WSOP Main Event 2.0
All roads lead to the $10,000 WSOP Main Event which gets underway on November 29. At the lowest level, players can buy-in for $0.50 and win their way into more expensive satellites.
Alternatively, players can buy in at any level they like up to a maximum of $1,050. When all is said and done, GGPoker will give more than 500 qualifiers access to the 2020 WSOP Main Event.
Anyone that doesn’t get through the satellite system can enter directly. Those outside the US can use GGPoker, while anyone in New Jersey and Nevada can ante up on WSOP.com.
This dual set-up means two fields will play for WSOP glory inside and outside of the US. As the fields are reduced, prizes will be awarded to players in each bracket before two “final tables” of nine are reached.
International players will be shooting for the December 15 finale inside King’s Casino Rozvadov. When WSOP.com’s field is reduced to nine, the finalists will face off inside the Rio in Las Vegas on December 28.
Again, both final tables will have separate prizepools. This means everyone that makes it to the live showdowns will earn a return on their investment. However, as an added incentive, the winner from each table will move onto a final heads-up battle.
Live Showdown After Online Action
The aim is to have this showdown on December 30 inside the Rio. However, COVID travel restrictions may prevent this from happening. If that’s the case, the date will be adjusted accordingly.
The two players will not only battle for the 2020 WSOP Main Event title but a $1 million prize courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.
The concept is unique, but it has caused some debate. Due to COVID restrictions, the WSOP played out online this summer. That festival featured a Main Event and, in turn, a winner who goes by the name of Stoyan Madanzhiev.
For all intents and purposes, Madanzhiev was the 2020 champion and would remain so until the 2021 WSOP.
That may not be the case anymore. No one can take away his prize money or title. However, the crowning of another winner does call into question the status of both titles.
Opinions aside, there will be another WSOP Main Event in 2020 and, if you’re in a country where GGPoker operates, you can qualify now.