Saturday, 31 August 2019

MPN Announces The Return Of Its Championship Of Poker Tournament


The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) has announced the return of its flagship tournament the Universal Championship of Poker.

Microgaming’s MPN will host the tournament for the fifth time this September, offering players a share of €1 million across 94 events. The event will run between September 15th and 29th and, according to Microgaming’s press release, will feature buy-ins ranging from €2.20 to €320 as well as leaderboard prizes with prizes worth over €20,000.

Anyone wanting to take part in the tournament will be able to grab seats from September 1st for as little as €0.01 in daily satellites. Meanwhile, the satellite schedule will include a €22 buy-in Mega Feeder at 14.30 on September 29th and a daily Freeroll Rebuy Feeder will take place every day at 18.15.

The tournament will also include the €100,000 Main Event occurring on September 29th, the €45,000 High Roller event on September 29th and the 6 Max Freezeout event with a prize of €30,000 on September 22nd. On top of that, a unique feature from this year’s tournament is that players who complete certain achievements outlined on the MPN website receive a €110 buy-in Main Event ticket.

Meanwhile, the MPN will be running a leaderboard throughout the event and the player who tops it with the highest score will be crowned the “Greatest Poker Player in the Universe’ and will take home several prizes including a trophy, a €1,550 Online Tournament Ticket package, €1,500 MPN Poker Tour package, €1,000 in cash and a player’s choice prize.

What They Say

Alex Scott, the Managing Director of Poker at Microgaming, said in a statement: “With €1 million guaranteed across 94 events, we will be offering the biggest event series in the MPN’s history this September. We have introduced affordable lower-stakes tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from €2.20 to €320, so that players of all levels an enjoy the series over the two-week period and have the chance to claim UCOP victory. The team is looking forward to seeing all the action unfold over the coming weeks.”

Mantas Urbonas, last year’s Universal Championship of Poker Main Event winner, said: “UCOP is a two-week festival, and a €1 million guarantee in total prizes is a huge incentive not to miss any event. I really want to take down at least one of them! Of course, repeating last year’s success and winning the Main Event again would be fantastic, but I know the odds are very small!”

He added: “I am very happy that players can choose from small buy-ins to high rollers. I will try to play most of the events, even PLO. I have heard positive feedback from players so this will be my first time taking part in the whole festival.”

Microgaming Poker Network’s Universal Championship of Poker will begin September 15th and run through to September 29th, but players can begin purchasing seats from this Sunday, August 1st. You can find more details over at the Microgaming website.