Global Poker will start its February with a roar. The poker site is offering hundreds of thousands in guarantees for its Grizzly Games II tournament series.
Grizzly Games II will begin its run on Feb. 3. The festivities debut with a $5,000 freeroll in Sweeps Cash (SC) that any player, $weeps (Sweeps) Cash or not, may enter.
Beginning the next day, Global Poker will run four events each day of the week and seven on weekend days. Altogether, players will compete for 158 Grizzly Games trophies and SC$850,000 in real-money guarantees.
The series will culminate with a three-tiered main event on Feb. 24. Players can choose from a Low, Middle or High event, which comes with buy-ins of SC$22, SC$110 and SC$218, respectively.
Notably, the High event will carry a guaranteed prize pool of SC$40,000. All events in Grizzly Games II will guarantee at least SC$3,000 up for grabs.
Grizzly Games II perks go beyond mere cash prizes
Most tournament prizes stop after the cash gets awarded. Players compete in the events, win the associated prizes, and that’s it.
Thankfully, Global Poker wants to take care of its competitors in Grizzly Games II. So there will be a whole host of perks, benefits and swag for players who come out on top in an event.
The first of these benefits is the Grizzly Games Champions Pack. All players who win an event at Grizzly Games II will receive one of these packages.
Inside, they will find an exclusive, personalized trophy commemorating their win. The pack also comes with a Global Poker T-shirt and hat.
Event winners will also gain the ability to participate in Global Poker’s Hometown Heroes promotion. In this promo, players can receive money just for wearing Global Poker gear around town and posting selfies on social media.
Players must complete five tasks assigned by Global Poker. These tasks typically involve wearing Global Poker gear in front of landmarks or at the players’ local cardrooms.
Each task carries a Sweeps Cash prize that the player will win upon completion. Prizes range from SC$20 to SC$1,000.
Tournament of Champions
Finally, players who win or come in second in a Sweeps Cash event will receive tickets to Global Poker’s Tournament of Champions (TOC). The TOC is an exclusive tournament open only to those two groups of people.
However, Global Poker is adding SC$10,000 to the TOC’s prize pool. Each final tablist at the TOC will receive no less than SC$250 in cash.
Most notably, the winner of the event will receive the grand prize. Global Poker will award the TOC champion an SC$5,000 ticket to a live event of his or her choice.
So, at least two players will enter the TOC from an SC$3.30 tournament. There is a possibility that even that tiny buy-in could turn into thousands in cash and tournament tickets.
A quick reminder about the way Global Poker works
Global Poker operates using a sweepstakes model. Players purchase Gold Coins from the site, which bears no monetary value. However, at the time of the sale, Global Poker also awards Sweeps Cash to players equal to the amount of their purchase.
This second currency, Sweeps Cash, is usable for real-money transactions. The model may sound a bit convoluted, but its structure is what allows Global Poker to exist in virtually every US state.
If you’re interested, head on over to Global Poker and get started. New players will receive 5,000 Gold Coins to seed their endeavor.
Remember: The first tournament in Grizzly Games II is a freeroll, and open to everyone. There’s no reason not to check out Global Poker in February.