With so many live events going online, the greatest question of all is who hosts them. To make the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series a big success, GGPoker has already taken 54 WSOP events to the masses and have now revealed that they will be the hosts of the Battle of Malta, including the $3 million Main Event.
The War of Malta players will just have to wait until November now, originally scheduled for a little earlier in the year. The Main Event, which costs only $550 to compete, will have a guarantee of $3 million with the series taking place on GGPoker between November 1st and 22nd.
Initially scheduled to take place at the beginning of October, players will not mind that online poker tournaments will almost certainly not take place properly until the Coronavirus vaccine is discovered or the virus is no longer known as a pandemic.
The Battle of Malta last year saw 4,657 entries, drawing enough players to build a €2.2 million prize pool.
A thrilled John Scanlon, Director of Live Events and Sponsorships at GGPoker said: “I’m genuinely excited to announce that the Battle of Malta 2020 will be hosted at GGPoker. It’s an honour to be unveiled as the organizers’ preferred online partner, and I’m confident that this year’s Battle of Malta will be bigger and better than ever!”
Just as enthusiastic was Slawomir Świtalski, saying: “It is with a heavy heart that Casino Malta had to postpone the much-awaited Battle of Malta live event, but we’re elated to partner with such a prestigious brand as GGPoker. We look forward to seeing everyone in Malta in 2021 for a very special Battle of Malta.”
If this latest live event is converted to GGPoker, it will be the same success as the World Series of Poker was back in the summer, then it will easily set up a New Year situation where GGPoker is the main site to go on to play live events, along with rivals including partypoker, who host WPT events as well as their own tour events and PokerStars, whose online WCOOP and SCOOP events have always been verified.
The Battle of Malta will take place online, but if it has the same spirit of live events, it’s going to be a lot of fun, with thousands upon thousands of players participating. Here at Calvin Ayre, we hope it happens and look forward to announcing another boatload of great GGPoker winners when the Battle of Malta begins in six weeks.