GPL India today announces thatA�PokerStars IndiaA�(Sachiko Gaming Private Limited) will be their exclusive skill game partner for the countrya��s first long-run poker league, held over a two month period.
Free online qualification for the 1st season of GPL India will be open from May through to the end of August directly onA�PokerStars India, where enthusiasts can compete in the a�?mind sporta�� for the chance to join one of GPL Indiaa��s 6 first-year teams.
The GPL Indiaa��s six city-based teams will compete over a 4 week long a�?regular seasona��, with the top 4 scoring teams moving on to the GPL India finals to play for the title and 5 Platinum Passes a�� each valued at roughly Rs. 20 Lac a�� to the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas in January 2019, where the prize pool features Rs. 65 crores additional prize money.
GPL India teams will each be comprised of 5 players & led by one of GPL Indiaa��s superstar managers: Vikram Kumar a�� Manager of the Chennai Sharks; Muskan Sethi a�� #1 GPI-ranked female player in India and new Pokerstars India Team Pro member, who leads the Delhi Diehards; Abhishek Rathod a�� Pokerbaazi Pro, elite poker coach and manager of the Alphas; Kavinn Shah a�� the high stakes cash game boss and manager of the Mumbai Jetsetters; Aditya Agarwal a�� PokerStarsa�� first Indian Pro and Manager of the Kolkata Creators; and Vidwath Shetty a�� one of the hottest players in India right now and manager of the Bengaluru Hackers.
Two players from each city a�� Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi a�� will qualify directly via PokerStars India, with the remaining 3 team members chosen by the team managers from a pool of qualifying Global Poker Index (GPI) ranked players during GPL Indiaa��s Draft Day a�� tentatively set for early to mid September 2018.
GPL Indiaa��s regular season will begin right after the draftees are announced, with all 6 teams competing against one another in the 6-Max and Heads-Up No-Limit Holda��em Poker variants online and live in GPLa��s India Studio to decide weekly winners, based on their skills. The GPL India Finals are set to happen in November a�� a live-streamed, 2day finale for the game of skill that will see the leagues top 4 scoring teams compete to decide who will be GPL Indiaa��s first National Champions.