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PokerStars India scouts for team Bengaluru Hackers in Global Poker League India’s Online Qualifiers

The qualifiers for Kolkata Creators, Pune Alphas, Chennai Sharks, Delhi Diehards and Mumbai Jetsetters ended in the last five weeks and this is the culminating week of the online qualifiers for GPL.

PokerStars India, operated by Sachiko Gaming Pvt. Ltd. is scouting for the best poker brains in India to compete in one of the teams – Bengaluru Hackers as part of Global Poker League (GPL) India, the country’s first long-run poker league. The online qualifiers began on July 30 this week and to be considered in Bengaluru Hackers, all the players have to do is to participate in one of the freerolls that run daily on Pokerstars.IN until August 5. The qualifiers for Kolkata Creators, Pune Alphas, Chennai Sharks, Delhi Diehards and Mumbai Jetsetters ended in the last five weeks and this is the culminating week of the online qualifiers for GPL India.

Seven ‘Round 1’ MTT (multi-table tournament) satellites started running on Pokerstars.IN from June 25 i.e. one each day from Monday – Sunday for a total of six weeks (till August 5), with each week dedicated to a selection of team members in one regional team. The top ten finishers in each qualified for the week’s Team Final. After the online qualification period, the top 10 finishers in each Team Final - 60 hopefuls in total - will then go on to participate in the GPL India Bootcamp, to be held on September 8, 2018 in Delhi.

GPL India Online Qualifiers Schedule
- July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018 – Bengaluru Hackers Week - Online Qualifiers each day with Final Qualifier on August 5, 2018 : Team Manager - Vidwath Shetty

Here you can see the last GPL Online Qualifiers click here


All six team rosters will be confirmed before 9 September. From there teams will compete for the Season One Championship and the chance to win the hottest poker tickets in town, five Platinum Passes – worth a total of Rs. 20 lac Platinum – Rs. 1 crore to play in the PSPC, in the Bahamas in January 2019.

The 60 GPL India Bootcamp hopefuls will undergo quickfire interviews to explain why they should join their respective teams as finalists. The judging panel for this interview will be a mixture of PokerStars India pro’s, GPL India managers and local celebrities. The finalists will then be randomly assigned to play in a Sit-and-Go with each table representing a regional GPL team. Each player’s starting stack will depend on how they scored in the panel interview, with the lowest starting stack being 1k and the largest 5k.

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