New Delhi: The online qualifiers of Poker Sports League Season 3 has started with 90 spots up for grabs.
The qualifiers, which began on Thursday, will see a total of 72 online games. The players can play a maximum of 18 qualifiers. The top 90 players through the qualifiers will make it to team selection.
This year, each team will have a total of 12 players and to give amateurs prominence, each team must have seven amateurs. Moreover, with the rising interest of women for the sport, each team is required to have at least 1 female member.
While the first and second editions saw a draft of approx 100 players, this year the drafts will have close to 200 players, who will be eligible for selection.
With a prize pool of over Rs 4 crore, higher than the last 2 seasons, this season has bigger teams, bigger venues and the cherry on top, all players in the team get remunerated as well for participation.
Commenting on the development, Amit Burman, founder of Poker Sports League said, “This league is a great platform for poker lovers to live their dream and get a chance to not only compete with national and international talents but also get training from the best poker players in the world and earn well. We are thrilled to kick start the season with online qualifiers and are looking forward to exponentially increased participation”
Speaking on the third edition of the league, Pranav Bagai, CEO and founder, Poker Sports League, said, “The last two seasons were proof of concept for us and garnered immense support, enthusiasm and participation from the players. With our investors committing Rs 30 Crores to the league, Season 3 has begun with a bang. “
Poker Sports League Season 1 saw Delhi Panthers, take home Rs 1.5 crore as prize money and Season 2 was won by Goan Nuts for Rs 2 crore. In Season 2, Rajasthan Tilters, first runners up team received an amount of Rs 1.2 crore.