With live poker grounded to a halt, event organizers in Asia have ramped up their offerings online via their own poker applications. Soon to join the virtual party is land based poker outfit, the Asian Poker Tour.
In collaboration with Asia’s leading online brand Natural8, the APT has announced an online series from April 29 to May 10. This will be the first time the tour hosts a full length event online and it will be open to everyone on the GG Network. APT General Manager and Executive Tournament Director, Lloyd Fontillas stated,
“As a land based operator, I have put together a schedule mimicking our great tournament structures fit for our regular players with many different buy in options. Starting times will vary from event to event in order for players to concentrate on one event of their choice within the day. As for the online grinders that love to multi-table, Natural8 will still continue to host their great guaranteed daily events running beside the APT schedule.
The twelve day series will feature four major events:
Main Event – US$ 500 buy in
Championships Event – US$ 800 buy in
Pot Limit Omaha Championships – US$ 400 buy in
Short Deck Championships – US$ 400 buy in
While the full schedule has yet to be released, players can expect a lineup of exciting games that the tour is known for including guaranteed prize pools on select events.
The APT will also award trophies to all the winners including the distinguished APT Player of the Series.