PokerStars Adds Cards-Up Streaming for $80 Million WCOOP; Events Start Aug. 30

Poker fans who enjoy televised and live-streamed tournaments have been in luck over the last few months. Almost every operator has been offering major events streamed on Twitch and other platforms.

Seeing hole cards has become the newest part of that trend. Add one more to the list when PokerStarsWorld Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) kicks off Aug. 30. 

The series runs through Sept. 23, features 75 events, $80 million guaranteed, and  live cards-up coverage on the PokerStars Twitch and YouTube channels.

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The 2020 WCOOP is the largest in the history of the series and the site is going the extra mile. Stars hopes to bring viewers closer to the action, making hole cards visible to stream viewers on a short delay.

When the series gets underway, regular presenters James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton will welcome fans checking out the festivities. Special guests will also drop in including poker pros Sam Grafton and Griffin Benger.

Maria Ho anchors the daily coverage, which starts on Aug. 31. In addition to the live streams, there will be 18 final table replays exclusive to the PokerStars Twitch channel. 

PokerStars streamers GJReggie, Mason Pye, and Nick Walsh from OP Poker will offer commentary on those.

This is the first time for cards-up coverage in the WCOOP, following the Stadium Series debut earlier this year. PokerStars streams have continued to draw big crowds with so many recent tournaments.

Here’s a look at the complete streaming schedule.

Packed schedule of events

WCOOP gets underway this Sunday and offers something for every buy-in level. PokerStars has also promised numerous tournament types.

All events feature Low, Medium, and High buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to $25,000. Three freezeout main events highlight the schedule and are set for Sept. 20. Those include some hefty guarantees:

  • Low $55 – $1.25 million guaranteed
  • Medium $530 – $2 million guaranteed
  • High $5,200 – $10 million guaranteed

Here’s the complete schedule of events.

DateEvent
30-Aug01-L, M, H: Phased Tournament
30-Aug02-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Guaranteed
30-Aug02-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $2M Guaranteed
30-Aug02-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Guaranteed
30-Aug03-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $125K Guaranteed
30-Aug03-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $250K Guaranteed
30-Aug03-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $750K Guaranteed
30-Aug04-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout], $100K Guaranteed
30-Aug04-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
30-Aug04-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout], $500K Guaranteed
30-Aug05-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $50K Guaranteed
30-Aug05-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Guaranteed
30-Aug05-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $500K Guaranteed
31-Aug06-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Guaranteed
31-Aug06-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Guaranteed
31-Aug06-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
31-Aug07-L: $22 PLO8 [6-Max], $40K Guaranteed
31-Aug07-M: $215 PLO8 [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
31-Aug07-H: $2,100 PLO8 [6-Max], $200K Guaranteed
31-Aug08-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $50K Guaranteed
31-Aug08-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $200K Guaranteed
31-Aug08-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
1-Sep09-L: $11 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $10K Guaranteed
1-Sep09-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $25K Guaranteed
1-Sep09-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw, $75K Guaranteed
1-Sep10-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $350K Guaranteed
1-Sep10-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Super Tuesday SE], $1M Guaranteed
1-Sep10-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Guaranteed
1-Sep11-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max], $12K Guaranteed
1-Sep11-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $30K Guaranteed
1-Sep11-H: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max], $75K Guaranteed
1-Sep12-L: $5.50 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $50K Guaranteed
1-Sep12-M: $55 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $175K Guaranteed
1-Sep12-H: $530 NLHE [Heads-Up, Turbo, Progressive Total KO, Zoom], $200K Guaranteed
2-Sep13-L: $11 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $60K Guaranteed
2-Sep13-M: $109 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $200K Guaranteed
2-Sep13-H: $1,050 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $400K Guaranteed
2-Sep14-L: $11 PLO [6-Max], $30K Guaranteed
2-Sep14-M: $109 PLO [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
2-Sep14-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max], $300K Guaranteed
2-Sep15-L: $5.50+R NLHE [8-Max], $75K Guaranteed
2-Sep15-M: $55+R NLHE [8-Max], $250K Guaranteed
2-Sep15-H: $530+R NLHE [8-Max], $400K Guaranteed
3-Sep16-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Guaranteed
3-Sep16-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Guaranteed
3-Sep16-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Guaranteed
3-Sep17-L: $11 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $30K Guaranteed
3-Sep17-M: $109 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $40K Guaranteed
3-Sep17-H: $1,050 6+ Hold'em [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
3-Sep18-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout], $75K Guaranteed
3-Sep18-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout], $200K Guaranteed
3-Sep18-H: $2,100 NLHE, $400K Guaranteed
5-Sep19-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $50K Guaranteed
5-Sep19-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $150K Guaranteed
5-Sep19-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Guaranteed
5-Sep20-L: $11 HORSE, $20K Guaranteed
5-Sep20-M: $109 HORSE, $50K Guaranteed
5-Sep20-H: $1,050 HORSE, $100K Guaranteed
5-Sep21-L: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $250K Guaranteed
5-Sep21-M: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
5-Sep21-H: $5,200 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
5-Sep22-L: $11 NL 5-Card Draw, $15K Guaranteed
5-Sep22-M: $109 NL 5-Card Draw, $25K Guaranteed
5-Sep22-H: $1,050 NL 5-Card Draw, $50K Guaranteed
6-Sep23-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $30K Guaranteed
6-Sep23-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Guaranteed
6-Sep23-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout], $400K Guaranteed
6-Sep24-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $100K Guaranteed
6-Sep24-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $300K Guaranteed
6-Sep24-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Guaranteed
6-Sep25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Slam], $1M Guaranteed
6-Sep25-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Slam], $1M Guaranteed
6-Sep25-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller Sunday Slam], $2.5M Guaranteed
6-Sep26-L: $22 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $40K Guaranteed
6-Sep26-M: $215 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
6-Sep26-H: $2,100 5-Card PLO [6-Max], $300K Guaranteed
6-Sep27-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout], $50K Guaranteed
6-Sep27-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout], $200K Guaranteed
6-Sep27-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout], $300K Guaranteed
6-Sep28-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $125K Guaranteed
6-Sep28-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $300K Guaranteed
6-Sep28-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Guaranteed
7-Sep29-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO], $150K Guaranteed
7-Sep29-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
7-Sep29-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO], $750K Guaranteed
7-Sep30-L: $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max], $15K Guaranteed
7-Sep30-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max], $50K Guaranteed
7-Sep30-H: $530 NLO8 [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
7-Sep31-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max], $35K Guaranteed
7-Sep31-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max], $125K Guaranteed
7-Sep31-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max], $250K Guaranteed
8-Sep32-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $75K Guaranteed
8-Sep32-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
8-Sep32-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout], $350K Guaranteed
8-Sep33-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $350K Guaranteed
8-Sep33-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $750K Guaranteed
8-Sep33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $750K Guaranteed
8-Sep34-L: $22 8-Game, $30K Guaranteed
8-Sep34-M: $215 8-Game, $60K Guaranteed
8-Sep34-H: $2,100 8-Game, $150K Guaranteed
8-Sep35-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $75K Guaranteed
8-Sep35-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $200K Guaranteed
8-Sep35-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $400K Guaranteed
9-Sep36-L: $22 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $150K Guaranteed
9-Sep36-M: $215 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $250K Guaranteed
9-Sep36-H: $2,100 NLHE [Midweek Freeze], $400K Guaranteed
9-Sep37-L: $55 PLO [6-Max], $75K Guaranteed
9-Sep37-M: $530 PLO [6-Max], $200K Guaranteed
9-Sep37-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $500K Guaranteed
9-Sep38-L: $11 NLHE [Freezeout], $50K Guaranteed
9-Sep38-M: $109 NLHE [Freezeout], $175K Guaranteed
9-Sep38-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout], $300K Guaranteed
10-Sep39-L: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Guaranteed
10-Sep39-M: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M Guaranteed
10-Sep39-H: $5,200 NLHE [Progressive KO, High Roller], $1M Guaranteed
10-Sep40-L: $11 Razz, $15K Guaranteed
10-Sep40-M: $109 Razz, $40K Guaranteed
10-Sep40-H: $1,050 Razz, $75K Guaranteed
10-Sep41-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $75K Guaranteed
10-Sep41-M: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $200K Guaranteed
10-Sep41-H: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max], $400K Guaranteed
12-Sep42-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $75K Guaranteed
12-Sep42-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $200K Guaranteed
12-Sep42-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Guaranteed
12-Sep43-L: $5.50 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $25K Guaranteed
12-Sep43-M: $55 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $60K Guaranteed
12-Sep43-H: $530 NLHE/PLO [6-Max], $125K Guaranteed
12-Sep44-L: $22 NLHE, $150K Guaranteed
12-Sep44-M: $215 NLHE, $300K Guaranteed
12-Sep44-H: $2,100 NLHE, $400K Guaranteed
12-Sep45-L: $11 FL Badugi [6-Max], $10K Guaranteed
12-Sep45-M: $109 FL Badugi [6-Max], $20K Guaranteed
12-Sep45-H: $1,050 FL Badugi [6-Max], $50K Guaranteed
13-Sep46-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $50K Guaranteed
13-Sep46-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE], $200K Guaranteed
13-Sep46-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $300K Guaranteed
13-Sep47-L: $22 NLHE [Freezeout], $125K Guaranteed
13-Sep47-M: $215 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $400K Guaranteed
13-Sep47-H: $2,100 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Guaranteed
13-Sep48-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1M Guaranteed
13-Sep48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1.5M Guaranteed
13-Sep48-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam], $1M Guaranteed
13-Sep49-L: $22 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $50K Guaranteed
13-Sep49-M: $215 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $100K Guaranteed
13-Sep49-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO], $200K Guaranteed
13-Sep50-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max], $100K Guaranteed
13-Sep50-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Guaranteed
13-Sep50-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $500K Guaranteed
13-Sep51-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $50K Guaranteed
13-Sep51-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $250K Guaranteed
13-Sep51-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Guaranteed
14-Sep52-L: $5.50 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $75K Guaranteed
14-Sep52-M: $55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Guaranteed
14-Sep52-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
14-Sep53-L: $5.50 PLO8 [8-Max], $15K Guaranteed
14-Sep53-M: $55 PLO8 [8-Max], $50K Guaranteed
14-Sep53-H: $530 PLO8 [8-Max], $100K Guaranteed
14-Sep54-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button], $50K Guaranteed
14-Sep54-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button], $175K Guaranteed
14-Sep54-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Win the Button], $250K Guaranteed
15-Sep55-L: $22 HORSE, $25K Guaranteed
15-Sep55-M: $215 HORSE, $50K Guaranteed
15-Sep55-H: $2,100 HORSE, $150K Guaranteed
15-Sep56-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout], $125K Guaranteed
15-Sep56-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Freezeout, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $400K Guaranteed
15-Sep56-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE], $750K Guaranteed
15-Sep57-L: $22 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $15K Guaranteed
15-Sep57-M: $215 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $40K Guaranteed
15-Sep57-H: $2,100 FL 2-7 Triple Draw, $100K Guaranteed
15-Sep58-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $35K Guaranteed
15-Sep58-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Guaranteed
15-Sep58-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
16-Sep59-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $175K Guaranteed
16-Sep59-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $350K Guaranteed
16-Sep59-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze], $500K Guaranteed
16-Sep60-L: $5.50+R PLO [6-Max], $35K Guaranteed
16-Sep60-M: $55+R PLO [6-Max], $125K Guaranteed
16-Sep60-H: $530+R PLO [6-Max], $300K Guaranteed
16-Sep61-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $60K Guaranteed
16-Sep61-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
16-Sep61-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $350K Guaranteed
17-Sep62-L: $11 Stud Hi Lo, $15K Guaranteed
17-Sep62-M: $109 Stud Hi Lo, $35K Guaranteed
17-Sep62-H: $1,050 Stud Hi Lo, $75K Guaranteed
17-Sep63-L: $22 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $250K Guaranteed
17-Sep63-M: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Thursday Thrill SE], $500K Guaranteed
17-Sep63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE], $750K Guaranteed
17-Sep64-L: $11 FLO8 [8-Max], $15K Guaranteed
17-Sep64-M: $109 FLO8 [8-Max], $40K Guaranteed
17-Sep64-H: $1,050 FLO8 [8-Max], $100K Guaranteed
17-Sep65-L: $11 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $60K Guaranteed
17-Sep65-M: $109 NLHE [6-Max, Freezeout], $150K Guaranteed
17-Sep65-H: $1,050 NLHE [6-Max], $250K Guaranteed
19-Sep66-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $40K Guaranteed
19-Sep66-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $150K Guaranteed
19-Sep66-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack], $250K Guaranteed
19-Sep67-L: $11 NLO8 [8-Max], $20K Guaranteed
19-Sep67-M: $109 NLO8 [8-Max], $50K Guaranteed
19-Sep67-H: $1,050 NLO8 [8-Max], $125K Guaranteed
19-Sep68-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $150K Guaranteed
19-Sep68-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Guaranteed
19-Sep68-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $600K Guaranteed
19-Sep69-L: $109 8-Game, $60K Guaranteed
19-Sep69-M: $1,050 8-Game, $150K Guaranteed
19-Sep69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller], $500K Guaranteed
20-Sep70-L: $5.50 NLHE [Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE], $35K Guaranteed
20-Sep70-M: $55 NLHE [Freezeout, Sunday Kickoff SE], $175K Guaranteed
20-Sep70-H: $530 NLHE [Freezeout], $400K Guaranteed
20-Sep71-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout], $125K Guaranteed
20-Sep71-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $500K Guaranteed
20-Sep71-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Guaranteed
20-Sep72-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.25M Guaranteed
20-Sep72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2M Guaranteed
20-Sep72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $10M Guaranteed
20-Sep73-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $300K Guaranteed
20-Sep73-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Guaranteed
20-Sep73-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1.25M Guaranteed
20-Sep74-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Cooldown SE], $100K Guaranteed
20-Sep74-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $400K Guaranteed
20-Sep74-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE], $750K Guaranteed
21-Sep75-L: $11 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $175K Guaranteed
21-Sep75-M: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $600K Guaranteed
21-Sep75-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1M Guaranteed
21-Sep01-L: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $250K Guaranteed
21-Sep01-M: $2.20 NLHE [Phase 2], $1M Guaranteed
21-Sep01-H: $215 NLHE [Phase 2], $2M Guaranteed

Massive month for PokerStars

PokerStars also launches the Galactic Series on Sunday for players in Spain, France, and Portugal. That series runs through Sept. 28 and features more than €17 million in guarantees.

Including WCOOP and the Galactic Series, the site will award at least $200 million in the month of September. It looks like quite a month for online players around the world.

For a complete preview of WCOOP, click here. For a complete preview of the Galactic Series, click here.

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