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GPL India Season1 Online Qualifiers to start from 25th June on PokerStars.in,Team finalisation on 9th September

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Global Poker League, GPL operated by Mediarex sports & Entertainment in December 2017 announced to bring Global Poker league to India with a multi-year strategic partnership with Kwan Entertainment. This move by Global Poker League,GPL will give poker enthusiast to experience and participate in Global Poker League,GPL innovative take on modern sports/esports league concept.
Alex Dreyfus CEO of Malta-based Mediarex Sports & Entertainment Ltd. which operates the Global Poker League (GPL), Poker Ranking Database and Global Poker Index. Alex Dreyfus has been involved in many poker related ventures in Europe in past two decades. Alex Dreyfus started building Mediarex entertainment in 2012 with an aim to aggregate globally the audience of Poker fans and help to promote poker players. Mediarex entertainment acquired the Global Poker Index and TheHendonMob to become the largest authority in term of rankings and database. Eventually, Alex realized that he needs a bigger platform to help the game to be seen differently, rankings were not enough to him. He raised some venture capital from China and launched Global Poker League, GPL.

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Global Poker League, GPL is the third major franchise based poker league which is set to start on June 24th, 2018 in India after Poker Sports League and Raj Kundra’s promoted Match India Poker League (Match IPL).

 

Latest Updates from Global Poker League GPL

Global Poker League GPL, India Online qualifier to start on 24th June 2018 on Pokerstars.in

Global Poker League GPL has announced the tentative schedule of GPL India Season 1’s online qualifiers. According to recent GPL’s company release, GPL India Season 1 online qualifiers to be held from 24th June on their online partner Sachiko Gaming’s PokerStars India Website

 

As India’s first female poker pro Muskan Sethi announced the details of the league, here what she had to say “This is too exciting and I cannot wait for the GPL online qualifiers to begin on the PokerStars India website. GPL India is the first long run poker league in the country and the prize on the line is huge! It is important for any poker player to get the right platform to showcase his/her talent and PokerStars.IN and the GPL India rightly serves this purpose. I’d recommend everyone to check out GPL India’s qualifier’s schedule today and pre-register for the qualifier’s for their home team. This is the only way players from India can win the chance to compete on the world stage at the PSPC in Bahamas, January 2019.”

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PokerStars India is definitely looking forward to this historical associate with GPL India. Ankur Dewani, CEO Sachiko Gaming Pvt.Ltd the company that operates PokerStars India, said “GPL India is the world’s leading poker league format. We are excited to be a part of it and to host qualifiers on Pokerstars.in. India is home to a growing number of poker aficionados and experts and it is our endeavor to present them with the right platform to help promote their skills and take it to a global level. The poker industry in India offers unparalleled experiences to the players who visit PokerStars.in to be a part of GPL India.”

Global Poker League, GPL India 2018 Participation Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process and Prize Amount

GPL India Season 1 online qualifiers will be held from 25th June 2018 on their online partner Sachiko Gaming’s India website Pokerstars (Pokerstars.in). One can qualify for free, exclusively with Pokerstars and play with India’s most famous poker pros. The selected players will play in GPL India’s six regional (city) based teams which will compete over a four week period, the top four scoring teams of GPL India’s finals to play titles and winning five Platinum passes –each roughly value at Rs 20Lakh – to the Pokerstars championship in the Bahamas in January 2019, which has a prize pool of around Rs 65 crores.

Each of the six GPL teams will consist of 5 players (of which 2 will be selected through online qualifiers and the remaining 3 will be chosen by the team management) and will be led by a team manager. GPL India Season 01 will be of 4 weeks which will see the regional teams competing against one another in 6-Max and Heads-up No-Limit Hold’em Poker variants online and live in GPL’s India Studio to decide weekly winners. GPL India Season 01 finals will be held in November 2018 in a two-day event which can be streamed online.

Global Poker League, GPL India Regional teams, and team managers:

Global Poker League, GPL India will start the online qualifier round on their online partner Sachiko Gaming Website Pokerstars (Pokerstars.in). PokerStars Pro Muskan Sethi and Aditya Agarwal will be managing two of the six teams. Each team will also include two Poker experts as well as two online qualifiers which will be selected on Pokerstars.in

Global Poker League GPL Season 1 India Teams:

Global Poker League GPL India will have six regional or city-based teams as listed below
1) Delhi Diehards.
2) Bengaluru Hackers.
3) Kolkata Creators.
4) Pune Alphas.
5) Mumbai Jetsetters.
6) Chennai Sharks.

Global Poker League GPL India Season 1 Team and Team Managers Details:

GPL India has 6 teams with each assigned a team manager along with two other poker experts and two online qualifiers will be selected through GPL India online partners website Pokerstars.in. Below are the team and their managers

TeamTeam Manager
Delhi DiehardsPokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi
Bengaluru HackersVidwath Shetty
Kolkata CreatorsPokerStars India Team Pro Aditya Agarwal
Pune AlphasAbhishek Rathod
Mumbai JetsettersKavin Shah
Chennai SharksVikram Kumar

Let’s learn more about each team manager and their teams

1) Delhi DieHards Team Manager Muskan Sethi:muskansethi

India’s first lady awarded by Rashtrapati Bhavan, Poker Stars India Team Pro and Team Manager of Delhi Diehards are few of her achievements. India’s first lady has wasted no time in molding herself to break into India’s historically male-dominated industry. Muskan Sethi is Delhi native and currently, the highest ranked female poker pro in all of India according to GPI India National Rankings.

Muskan Sethi Global Poker Index Rankings:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank#7,713 #26451, 22 pts.#3787
PoY 2018 Rank#18,060 #33101, 76 pts.#10530

Source: Global poker Index

Muskan Sethi Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob :

India All Time Money List75th
All Time Money List Current Rank33,345th
All Time Money List Best Rank31,680th
Global Poker Index Ranking7,713th
Popularity Ranking2,082nd
PocketsFives Online Ranking14,705th
Total Online Earnings$115,658th
Best Live Cash$13,107
Total Live Earnings$50,992

Source: Thehendonmob

You can Follow Delhi Diehards on FacebookTwitter

Also Follow Muskan Sethi on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook

2) Bengaluru Hackers Team Manager Vidawth ShettyShetty

Vidawth Shetty is Bengaluru and set to manage his hometown’s GPL to victory.Vidawth entered in India Poker scene with a win in one of the nation’s most high profile event- The Deltin Poker Tour 100K High Roller.

Vidawth Shetty Global Poker Index Ranking:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank#7,006 #22477.33 pts.#3304
PoY 2018 Rank#29,652 #4365.49 pts.#25133

Source: Global Poker Index

Vidawth Shetty Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob :

India All Time Money List29th
All Time Money List Current Rank15481st
All Time Money List Best Rank14,862th
Global Poker Index Ranking7,006th
Popularity Ranking193,945th
Best Live Cash$55,888
Total Live Earnings$117,981

You can follow Bengaluru Hackers on Twitter and Facebook

3) Kolkata creators Team manager Aditya Agarwal:

India’s first PokerStars Pro “Aditya Intervention Agarwal is a well-known face in the international live and online circuit with over $700.000 in lifetime earnings. Aditya is counted as most successful online grinders in India Poker history. Aditya was the fifth manager to be announced for GPL India but he is defiantly aiming for a higher finish in GPL India Season 1.

Aditya Intervention Agarwal Global Poker Index Ranking:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank#609 #41,416.19pts#427
PoY 2018 Rank#1,012 #5561.92pts#339

Source: Global poker Index

Aditya Agarwal Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob :

India All Time Money List3rd
All Time Money List Current Rank1,843rd
All Time Money List Best Rank1,818th
Global Poker Index Ranking609th
Popularity Ranking898th
PocketsFives Online Ranking3,678th
Total Online Earnings$763,391
Best Live Cash$242211
Total Live Earnings$951771

Follow Kolkata Creators on Twitter and Facebook
Follow Aditya Agarwal on Twitter

4) Pune Alphas Team manager Abhishek Rathod:

Abhishek Rathod is former mechanical engineer student and current entrepreneur who first fell in love with the game on free to play basis via Zynga before make move to real money game tournaments. Abhishek is sure going to show us t0he management skills by running the stable of players while juggling business obligations.

Abhishek Rathod Global Poker Index Ranking:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank# 47,187 #78108.62 pts.#47187
PoY 2018 Rank#16,669 #30108.62pts#13812

Source: Global poker Index

Abhishek Rathod Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob:

India All Time Money List330th
All Time Money List Current Rank121,527th
All Time Money List Best Rank91,310th
Global Poker Index Ranking47,187th
Popularity Ranking29,723rd
PocketsFives Online Ranking2,911th
Total Online Earnings$ 292,029
Best Live Cash$3,543
Total Live Earnings$7,769

 

Follow Pune Alphas on Twitter and Facebook

5) Mumbai Jetsetters Team manager Kevin Shah:

Kevin own the highest stake tables across India home. There are not many in the nation who can match to cash games of Shah. Kevin Shah has been counted as one of the top 5 most successful cash game players in India. Shah is a WSOP veteran with 3 cashes in the series to his name including an in-the-money finish in the 2017 WSOP Main Event – where he cashed for $27,743.Let’s see with all these unquestionable skills will shah be able to sail the Mumbai Jettsetters cruise for victory in GPL India Season1 and book him and his team tickets to Bahamas and a shot at PokerStars India Largest event in January 2019.

Kevin Shah Global Poker Index Ranking:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank#32,774 #70154.15pts#6220

Source: Global poker Index

Kevin Shah Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob:

India All Time Money List58th
All Time Money List Current Rank27,814th
All Time Money List Best Rank25,692th
Global Poker Index Ranking32,774th
Popularity Ranking16,167th
Best Live Cash$27,743
Total Live Earnings$60,782

Source: thehendonmob

Follow Mumbai Jetsetters on Twitter and Facebook

6) Chennai Sharks Team Manager Vikram Kumar:

Vikram is one of the prominent rising star in India Poker community. Vikram first discovered poker in 2008 on Zynga poker (The largest free to play poker app on Facebook) since then the sponsorships, cash and recognition has become fast for him.

Vikram Kumar Global Poker Index Ranking:

RankingPositionNational RankTotal ScoreHighest
GPI Rank# 4829 #16581.42 pts.#2135
PoY 2018 Rank#23,380 #4081.40pts#14091

Source Global poker Index

Vikram Kumar Ranking and Key Statics by Thehendonmob:

India All Time Money List53th
All Time Money List Current Rank23,984th
All Time Money List Best Rank23,470th
Global Poker Index Ranking4,829th
Popularity Ranking253,324th
Best Live Cash$22,900
Total Live Earnings$72,653

Source thehendonmob

 

Follow Chennai Sharks on Twitter and Facebook

GPL India 2018 Detailed Notification Freeroll Online Qualifier Schedule:

GPL will have a total of six regional(city ) based team which will consist of 5 total players out of which one will be the team manager and two other poker experts to be chosen by team manager and other two players will be selected from the online qualifier rounds at PokerStars.in

Player 1 ManagerThe team’s leader and the most accomplished player on the team.
Player 2 1st ProA skilled Indian card shark chosen by the team manager
Player 3 2nd ProA second skilled Indian card shark chosen by the team manager
Player 4 1st QualifierAn online qualifier from PokerStars India – this could be you!
Player 5 2nd QualifierAn online qualifier from PokerStars India – this could be you!

Global Poker League, GPL India 2018 Detailed Qualification Free roll Online Qualifier Schedule:

GPL India online qualifier will start on their online partner’s website PokerStars.in.There are total of 6 team with 5 members in each team out of which 3 are already decided and other two will be decided by these online qualifiers at PokerStars.in. There will a team wise qualifier round each week as per below schedule.

1) Kolkata Creators Week (25th June to 1st July 2018):

DateTimeTournamentPrize
June 25- July 1stMon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Kolkata Creators Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, July 120:00 ISTGPL Kolkata Creators Qualifier FinalTop 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

 

2) Pune Alphas Week (2nd July 2018-8thJuly 2018):

DateTimeTournamentPrize
July 2-8Mon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Pune Alphas Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, July 820:00 ISTGPL Pune Alphas Qualifier FinalTop 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

3) Chennai Sharks Week (9th July 2018-15thJuly 2018):

DateTimeTournamentPrize
July 9-15Mon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Chennai Sharks Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, July 1520:00 ISTGPL Chennai Sharks Qualifier FinalTop 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

 

4) Delhi DieHards Week (16th July 2018- 22nd July 2018):

DateTimeTournamentPrize
July 16-22Mon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Delhi DieHards Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, July 2220:00 ISTGPLDelhi DieHards
Qualifier Final
Top 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

 

5) Mumbai Jetsetters Week (23rd July 2018- 29th July 2018)

DateTimeTournamentPrize
July 23-29Mon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Mumbai Jetsetters Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, July 2920:00 ISTGPL Mumbai Jetsetters
Qualifier Final
Top 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

 

6) Bengaluru Hackers Week (30th July 2018– 5th August 2018):

DateTimeTournamentPrize
July 30-August 5Mon-Sat at 20:00 IST
Sunday at 15:00 IST
GPL Bengaluru Hackers Qualifier Round 1 FreerollTop 10 progress to Sunday’s Final
Sunday, August 520:00 ISTGPL Bengaluru Hackers
Qualifier Final
Top 10 progress to the live GPL India Bootcamp on September 8

Winner of Global Poker League, GPL India 2018

 

GPL India 2018 season1 is set to start from 25th June and you can also be part of your favorite team what needs to be part of the team is Poker Skills and an account at Pokerstars.in . GPL India PokerStars online qualifier rounds are free to participate. We are awaited to see who will be in final five team member of Delhi DieHards, Chennai Sharks, Kolkata Creators,Pune Alphas , Mumbai Jetsetters and Bengaluru Hackers.

Which GPL India 2018 Season Team and Team Manager do you support? Do let us know in comments.

Drop the name of your favorite team and also the team manager in the comments below. Let’s support and roar for our favourite GPL teams.

 

 
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