Following the phenomenal success of seasons 1 and 2, Poker Sports League announced its third season last month and launched its online qualifiers from November 14. Adda52, the qualifiers will have a total of 72 online games and players can play a maximum of 18 qualifiers. The top 90 players from qualifying will qualify for team selection. To be part of the league, poker enthusiasts must register with the Poker Sports League. website.
The third edition of the league promises to be bigger and better in every way. With a prize pool of over Rs 4 crore, even higher than the last two seasons, this season has bigger teams, bigger venues and the icing on the cake, all players on the squad are paid equally for their participation.
This year each team will have a total of 12 players and to give importance to amateurs, each team must have seven amateurs. In addition, with the growing interest of women in sport, each team must have at least one female member.
While the first and second editions saw a draft of around 100 players, this year’s draft will have nearly 200 players, who will be eligible for selection. Commenting on the development, Amit Burman, founder and promoter of the Poker Sports League, said: âPoker as a sport is more and more accepted and its growing popularity is evident with the Poker Sports League growing season after season, making it the most ambitious format for any poker enthusiast, across the world. This league is a great platform for poker enthusiasts to live out their dream and have the chance not only to compete with national and international talent, but also to train with the best poker players in the world and to win well. .. “
Speaking at the third edition of the league, Mr. Pranav Bagai, CEO and Founder of Poker Sports League, said: âThe last two seasons have been a proof of concept for us and have generated tremendous support, enthusiasm and participation from the players. With our investors committing Rs 30 crore to the league, Season 3 has started off on a high. “
Launched in 2016, the Poker Sports League’s mission was to establish poker as a sport in the country, break down stereotypes around it, and educate people on the skills required to play the sport. The league allows amateur poker players to participate and learn responsible gambling from the best poker players in India.
Season 1 of the league saw the Delhi Panthers take home Rs 1.5 crore as a cash prize and season 2 was won by Goan Nuts with a cash prize of Rs 2 crore. In season 2, Rajasthan Tilters, the first finalist team, received a fee of Rs 1.2 crore.