PokerStars WCOOP 2021

The schedule for PokerStars biggest World Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars’ prestigious World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) celebrates its 20th edition this year and the full 102-event schedule has now been revealed. WCOOP returns with the largest guarantee the series has ever offered and $1 million in giveaways for the PokerStars community.

The 2021 WCOOP series will take the prize pools awarded to WCOOP players over the years to over $1 billion similar to the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) earlier this year.

Running from August 22 to September 15, the series has a massive $100 million guaranteed across the 102-event schedule with Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels from just $5.50 right up to $25,000. There are also plenty of tournament types for players of all skills, levels and bankrolls. The six Main Events, taking place on September 12, offer over $16 million guaranteed in prize money:
• WCOOP 91-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $1.5M Gtd
• WCOOP 91-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $2.5M Gtd
• WCOOP 91-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, NLHE Main Event], $10M Gtd
• WCOOP 92-L: $109 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $275K Gtd
• WCOOP 92-M: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $750K Gtd
• WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 PLO [6-Max, PLO Main Event], $1M Gtd

This year’s WCOOP will see the introduction of newly designed and soon to be coveted WCOOP trophies for winners. Two types of trophies will be up for grabs. The first will be awarded to the Main Event winners and the overall Player of the Series, and the second will be awarded to all High, Medium and Low event winners and the High, Medium, and Low Player of the Series champions.

WCOOP 2021 trophy

PokerStars has also added $1 million in value through giveaways and routes to qualify for the community:
• WCOOP leaderboards – Players will be able to battle it out for the coveted Player of the Series accolades in leaderboards for Low, Medium, High and Overall champions. There will be $100,000 in cash prizes for winners.
• WCOOP Fast Track – WCOOP seats will be awarded every day from today until September 12. These include Main Event seats worth $5,200 and players can win a seat from just $1. There’ll also be $100,000 in added value thanks to satellites.
• WCOOP Ticket Machine – $750,000 will be awarded from August 23 to September 13 and this includes at least two Main Events seats each day. Players must take part in a WCOOP event to be entered into a daily draw for their chance to win.
• Invitational Freeroll – All 2020 WCOOP champions are invited to play in an exclusive invitational freeroll on September 22, where 10 Main Event High tickets will be awarded.
• Spin & Go’s – Spin & Go’s from just $4 will award WCOOP Main Event entries, tickets and cash prizes.
• Limited edition WCOOP merchandise – The first 1,000 players* who qualify for the WCOOP Main Event Low will win limited edition WCOOP merchandise from the PokerStars Store.

“WCOOP is part of the PokerStars legacy. It’s where our community can battle to be a part of history and become a world champion in poker,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars. “This is the 20th edition of WCOOP and this year we’ve got our biggest WCOOP guarantee to date at $100 million, unique trophies for the champions, and so many different ways for players to qualify, including our Road to WCOOP promotion and 50/50 WCOOP Series up and running right now.”

The Road to WCOOP promotion is awarding $1 million worth of WCOOP tickets until August 21. There’s also $7.5 million in guaranteed prize money in the 50/50 WCOOP Series running until August 15 with all event winners receiving a $5,200 WCOOP Main Event entry.

For the full WCOOP schedule and to find out more visit the PokerStars Blog.

*Only open to EU players.

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