Battle of Malta Players Fight It Out At GGPoker With $25M Guaranteed

Once again the Battle of Malta heads to GGPoker this year. Launched in 2012, the festival is one of the most popular stand-alone live poker events in Europe.

GGPoker and Casino Malta/Olympic Casino announced Wednesday the Battle of Malta returns online in 2021. The series runs July 11-25 with a $25 million series guarantee.

“It’s summertime in Malta, and things are heating up on and off the tables,” Olympic Entertainment Group poker manager Jaan Vaabel said in a news release. “This year’s Battle of Malta Online allows players to take aim at massive cash prizes for relatively modest buy-ins, with at least $25 million guaranteed. There will be a lot of prizes to go around.”

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GGPoker Battle of Malta highlights

The Battle of Malta is now open to online poker players around the world. Each flagship event also comes with some extras – awarding a special winner’s trophy.

Additionally, 15 special tournaments will award a unique Battle of Malta winner’s ring on top of cash. The €550 Main Event highlights the series on July 25 with a €3 million guarantee.

Players will find numerous starting flights and satellite events throughout the series. A few other highlights include:

  • €105 Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ (Event 2, July 11, final stage) – €1 million guaranteed
  • €220 Kings of Tallinn Main Event (Event 9, July 18) – €500,000 guaranteed
  • €50 MILLION$ European Cup (Event 10, July 18, final day) – €1 million guaranteed
  • €525 Bounty for the King Royal Championship (Event 17, July 25) – €500,000 guaranteed

Here’s a look at all the championship events.

2021 GGPoker Battle of Malta

DateEventBuy-inGuarantee
July 11#1: King’s Landing Opener€110€250,000
July 11#2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$, €1M GTD [Final Stage]€105€1,000,000
July 12#3: St. Julian’s Bounty Feast€105€150,000
July 13#4: Three Cities Challenge [3-Stack]€330€250,000
July 14#5: Iron Throne Marathon€110€150,000
July 15#6: Bounty for the Knight€210€200,000
July 16#7: PLO-NL Crusaders Bounty Quest€210€50,000
July 17#8: Talinn Summer Showdown [6-Max]€55€125,000
July 18#9: Kings of Tallinn Main Event€220€500,000
July 18#10: MILLION$ European Cup, €1M GTD [Final Day]€50€1,000,000
July 19#11: Grand Harbour Superstack€110€150,000
July 20#12: Gladiator 6-Max€330€200,000
July 21#13: Castle Siege Bounty Turbo [Ultra Deep]€52.50€100,000
July 22#14: Bounty for the Queen€315€250,000
July 23#15: PLO-NL Knight Crusaders€220€50,000
July 24#16: Beat the Pros [Special Edition]€210€200,000
July 25#17: Bounty for the King Royal Championship€525€500,000
July 25#18: Main Event, €3M GTD [Final Day]€550€3,000,000

More plans for the series

Beyond the championship events, players will also find numerous side events with buy-ins starting at just $25. GG will also host a Player of the Series leaderboard throughout the series.

More than €25,000 in Battle of Malta 2021 live packages is up for grabs to the top 20 players. The overall Player of the Series earns a €3,165 package, which includes Battle of Malta main event and high roller tickets.

Others in the top 10 earn packages that include hotel accommodations. The Battle of Malta returns to a live venue in October.

“GGPoker is delighted to partner with Casino Malta once more to host a second year of Battle of Malta Online,” GGPoker director of sponsorships and live events John Scanlon said.

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