Inaugural Unibet Poker Online Series Deemed a 'Roaring Success'
Unibet Poker hosted 28 events with three tiers per event – Nano, Low and High – for a total of 84 tournaments between Feb. 26 and Mar. 11. The series had combined guarantees of €300,000.
The Nano tier was for tournaments with a buy-in of €0.10 to €1, the Low tier featured €2 to €25 buy-ins, with the High tier tournaments costing €25 to €100 to enter. Each of the tiers also had a leaderboard with €25,000 worth of prizes added, plus an overall leaderboard where the winner was invited to the inaugural Unibet Battle of Champions later this year.
With €100,000 guaranteed, the UOS Main Event was the flagship tournament of the series. The guarantee was an ambitious one for a €100 buy-in and although the guarantee was narrowly missed, the €25 and €1 buy-in Main Events almost doubled their respective guarantees.
“henrymorgan” won the €100,000 guaranteed Main Event and added €17,600 to his bankroll. The winners of the €25 and €1 buy-in Main Events collected €3,473 and €340 respectively.
It was the familiar name of David Lappin who finished atop the High and Overall leaderboards, which won the Unibet Ambassador and The Chip Race podcast co-host a combined €2,200 plus a seat in the nine-player Battle of Champions later in 2018. The Battle of Champions will be a streamed event and will feature the winners of four 2018 Unibet Online Series Leaderboards and winners from the Unibet Live tours.
Unibet Online Series in Numbers
- Total prize pools: €384,971
- Total overlays: €9,217
- Total entrants: 27,139
- Number of events: 84
- €100 High Main Event entrants: 1,038
- €25 Low Main Event entrants: 784
- €1 Nano Main Event entrants: 2,015
The Unibet Online Series is set to become a regular feature at Unibet Poker after it produced impressive figures in relation to the poker and positive feedback from Unibet’s players. David Pomroy, Head of Poker for Unibet, said:
“We initially felt that the guarantees we set for this series were ambitious, particularly with a €100,000 main event, and we expected higher overlays. The final results exceeded our hopes and expectations and we’re delighted that there was such a strong appetite for these events, both from our existing players and newcomers to the platform. As always, we’ve been fortunate to receive plenty of feedback from players and are already putting together the next series which will take place from 28th May – 11th June. The results from this UOS will allow us to be even more ambitious with the next series and also give us the confidence to be more aggressive with the guarantees on our regular schedule. It’s also great to see the Battle of Champions line-up starting to take shape!”
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