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Search Our Archive of Gaming Articles Circuit Season Finale set for 3-14 June

23 May 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- today announced a special “Season Finale” Online Circuit Event, set to take place 3-14 June. This finale event will award 13 guaranteed spots into the invite-only WSOP Global Casino Championship on Sunday, 13 September with a guaranteed $1 million in prize money.

The “Season Finale” Online Circuit Event, that will see each of the 12 official ring events earn automatic as well as one WSOP online “Casino Champion.” The complete schedule of online events is below:

  • 3-June/Wednesday/Online Finale Circuit Kick-Off/$215/$100,000/2x/4pm
  • 4-June/Thursday/Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em/$320/$100,000/2x/4pm
  • 5-June/Friday/Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack/$250/$100,000/2x/4pm
  • 6-June/Saturday/Online Finale Circuit Big 500/$500/$150,000/3x/2pm
  • 7-June/Sunday/Online Finale Circuit Monster Stack/$525/$200,000/3x/2pm
  • 8-June/Monday/Online Finale Circuit Freezeout/$320/$100,000/None/4pm
  • 9-June/Tuesday/Online Finale Circuit High Roller 6-Max/$1,000/$150,000/2x/4pm
  • 10-June/Wednesday/Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em/$215/$100,000/2x/4pm
  • 11-June/Thursday/Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em/$320/$100,000/2x/4pm
  • 12-June/Friday/Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack/$320/$100,000/3x/4pm
  • 13-June/Saturday/Online Finale Circuit Double Stack/$320/$150,000/2x/2pm
  • 14-June/Sunday/Online Finale Circuit Main Event/$525/$300,000/3x/4pm
In addition to these 13 participants, all currently qualified players from the 2019-2020 circuit events will receive an invitation to The Global Casino Championship being held online in New Jersey and Nevada on September 13. Due to social distancing limitations, the tournament has been moved entirely online. Players may choose to participate on from any location inside one of these states.

“We want to do right by our players and see the promised prize money put up for grabs” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “Hopefully the choice of an East Coast or West Coast destination makes it more viable for qualifying players. Our Online Circuit events have been huge successes to date and is a viable alternative for the last qualification spots and this year’s championship. We look forward to returning to Harrah’s Cherokee in 2021 but until then, the show must go on…online”

Players became qualified to participate in the WSOP “GCC” in a variety of ways:
  • Winning a designated Circuit Main Event, aka each stop’s “Main Event Champion"
  • Accumulating the best performance total across all 12 ring events at a given stop, aka each stop’s “Casino Champion"
  • Being one of the top 50 cumulative point earners across domestic Circuit Events
  • Additionally, anyone winning a WSOP Circuit Ring and not otherwise qualifying or those players finishing in the top 100 of the WSOP Player of the Year rankings is eligible to buy-in for $10,000.

This spring several WSOP Circuit Events around the globe were cancelled or postponed due to the public health emergency involving COVID-19. In all, fourteen stops were impacted, with twelve outright postponements. This contributed to the creation of the Circuit “Season Finale.”

Note, no cumulative points will be awarded for the Circuit Season Finale and therefore the top 50 invitees are now considered locked for the Global Casino Championship. The complete list of qualifiers, save those last thirteen spots, is available here, including those 100 players eligible as function of their WSOP Player of Year standings.

Qualifying players will be required to verify their account or create one in advance of the invitational tournament.

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