After the culmination of two successful seasons, Poker Sports League returns in a new avatar as Poker Sports League – Virtual (PSL-V). With online qualifiers starting October 23, the league will run for two months in a virtual format with 2-3 games per week. To be part of PSL-V, poker enthusiasts can register on the company’s proprietary mobile application –Hashtag Poker.
Glad to make the announcement,Mr. Amit Burman, Promoter – Poker Sports League said: “We started Poker Sports League with the goal of sporting the game of poker and the kind of response we have received over the past two seasons has been overwhelming. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to launch Season 3 earlier this year. However, it is with great pleasure that I present our flagship Poker Sports League in its new virtual avatar. We are thrilled and ready to launch PSL-V with online qualifiers and look forward to a great game of poker. ”
PSL-V will see a total of 21 events (poker games) where each participant will have the chance to play a maximum of 6 of these 21 games. Out of all entrants, the top 50 entrants will go to the draft, where team owners will bid for their respective teams. A total of 8 teams with 10 players each will compete for a prize pool of 1.8 crore INR. This edition of PSL will see each team with two qualifying players. In addition, with the growing interest of women in sport, each team must have at least 1 female member.
Speaking on the launch of PSL-V, Mr. PranavBagai, CEO and Co-Founder, Poker Sports Leaguenoted, “With the commendable response we received for the Exhibition Tournament – The Virtual Poker League, we are positive for increased participation for PSL-V. As the league format is virtual and spread over 21 days, it will automatically give players more time, unlike the usual 5-day format.
In keeping with the concept of PSL Season 3, each participant who joins the team will be paid and will also receive a prize pool achievement fee in case their team wins.. Mr. Bagai further adds,“It is the only sports format where each team has a combination of professionals and amateurs. Absolutely anyone who knows the basics of poker can play a variety of online poker games to secure a place in this India wide poker league. In addition, with the league going virtual this season, more and more poker enthusiasts will be able to join anywhere in India to compete with some of the best minds in the country.
In keeping with the concept of Poker Sports League Season 3, the Porker Sports League – Virtual will be played online on the company’s proprietary app – Hashtag Poker and will be streamed online at its Youtube channel.The same virtual platform was also used for the very first Virtual Poker League recently concluded.