It has been an incredibly dynamic twelve months at online poker room Natural8, the flagship skin of GG Network, with massive festivals running throughout. Exactly one year ago, the online poker room held the GG Series 2020s featuring a guaranteed US$ 50 million, this was followed by three World Series of Poker Online events – the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series US$ 100 million guaranteed, the 2020 WSOP Online International US$ 60 million guaranteed, and the WSOP Winter Online Circuit US$ 100 million guaranteed.
Once again, Natural8 has come forth with a series that will no doubt send everyone racing to the virtual arena. Just announced is the GG Spring Festival 2021 featuring an astounding US$ 150,000,000 guarantee. This is the most ambitious festival guarantee ever to be staged by any brand in online poker history, and it aims to smash its US$ 147.7 million record, paid out at last summer’s 2020 WSOP Online International.
The spring series runs from April 4 to 25 with 336 events lined up across three tiers – Low, Medium, High – and guarantees from US$ 5,000 to a mighty US$ 10,000,000. A total of 39 tournaments feature seven figure guarantees. Highlighting the series are weekly multi day tournaments specifically designed for each of the three tiers. We’ve broken them down for you. (Dates below based on HKT time zone)
Buy ins: US$ 5 to US$ 250
Guarantees: US$ 5,000 to US$ 1,000,000
Highlighting the Low tier are two GGSF Opening Act-L multi day tournaments, both running simultaneously on Week 1 from April 5 to 12 with buy in of US$ 80 each. To enter, both offer 38 starting days.
GGSF Opening Act-L: US$ 80 NLHE, US$ 1,000,000 guaranteed
GGSF Opening Act-L: US$ 80 PLO-NL, US$ 500,000 guaranteed
The costliest tournaments under this tier are the Sunday Main Events at US$ 250 buy in with a US$ 500,000 guarantee. The cheapest tournaments are the US$ 5 buy in Forty Stack, 6-Max, Marathon, and Turbo [6-Max].
Buy ins: US$ 50 to US$ 2,625
Guarantees: US$ 10,000 to US$ 2,500,000
Highlighting the Medium tier are two GGSF Headliner-M multi day tournaments, both running simultaneously on Week 2 from April 12 to 19 with buy in of US$ 400 each. To enter, both offer 30 starting days.
GGSF Headliner-M: US$ 400 NLHE, US$ 2,500,000 guaranteed
GGSF Headliner-M: US$ 400 PLO-NL, US$ 1,000,000 guaranteed
Under the Medium tier, the series also offers multiple US$ 1 million and up guaranteed Bounty Hunter Main Events and High Roller Main Events. The costliest tournaments are the High Rollers US$ 2,625 buy in with guarantees from US$ 500K to US$ 750K. The cheapest games are the US$ 50 buy in Forty Stack, Asia Major, Turbo, Marathon, and Turbo [6-Max].
Buy ins: US$ 210 to US$ 25,500
Guarantees: US$ 40,000 to US$ 10,000,000
Highlighting the High tier are three multi day Main Event tournaments, two of which guarantee a whopping US$ 10 million each – the GGSF Main Event-H NLHE and the GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H. These are the richest events of the series.
GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H US$ 10,300, US$ 10,000,000 gtd – April 12 to 19
GGSF Main Event-H: US$ 1,500 NLHE, US$ 10,000,000 gtd – April 19 to 26
GGSF Main Event-H: US$ 1,500 PLO-NL, US$ 2,000,000 gtd – April 19 to 26
The GGSF Main Event-H NLHE and GGSF Main Event-H PLO-NL run simultaneously on Week 3 from April 19 to 26 with buy in of US$ 1,500 each, both offer 38 starting days. As for the GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H, this event runs the week prior from April 12 to 19. Buy in is US$ 10,300 with five starting days offered.
In addition to these High tiered Main Event attractions, on schedule are single day nosebleed tournaments – Super High Roller and Sunday Five Million – with a price tag of US$ 25,500 each. These are the most expensive tournaments of the series. Guarantees vary from US$ 2 million to US$ 5 million.
For players in Asia, Natural8 has you covered as well with tournaments right on the region’s prime time. Games begin at 18:05 and 20:05 (Hong Kong time) and are open to everyone.
Asia Timed Games
Buy ins: US$ 10.50 to US$ 1,500
Guarantees: US$ 20,000 to US$ 500,000
Games: Bounty Hunters Asia, Asia Major, Asia Superstack Classic
*All games are offered in each of the three tiers
US$ 100,000 Freeroll Houseparty with DJ “deadmau5”
To kick off this massive event is a US$ 100,000 Freeroll Houseparty on April 3 at 20:00 (GMT) / April 4 at 04:00 (HKT) with famous Canadian DJ “deadmau5” performing simultaneously on the GGPoker YouTube page. Players can win tickets to the Freeroll via US$ 1 Flipout Qualifiers which began on March 31. They run every hour on the hour.
US$ 10,000 GG Legends Bounty featuring DJ “deadmau5”
On April 10 at 20:00 (GMT) / April 11 at 04:00 HKT, is the US$ 10,000 GG Legends Bounty event with a very economical buy in of US$ 5.25. For this budget price, players have a chance at knocking out DJ deadmau5. Registration begins on April 3 at 20:00 (GMT) / April 4 at 04:00 (HKT).
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US$ 1,000,000 Series Leaderboard
As always, the festival is not complete without the Series Leaderboard. Players that money at any of the events will automatically earn points towards the Series Leaderboard with the top players per week earning a share of US$ 1 million. The race begins on April 4. Prizes are awarded per tier.
Week 1: US$ 50,000 (L), US$ 100,000 (M, US$ 150,000 (H) = US$ 300,000 total
Week 2: US$ 50,000 (L), US$ 100,000 (M), US$ 150,000 (H) = US$ 300,000 total
Week 3: US$ 75,000 (L), US$ 125,000 (M), US$ 200,000 (H) = US$ 400,000 total
Exclusive Natural8 Promos
For players signed up on Natural8, expect plenty of GGSF freebies. Throughout the series, Natural8 will be giving away GGSF tickets via their hourly freerolls, VIP Club Freerolls, GG Masters Freerolls, and First Deposit Freerolls. For N8 players that participate in any of the GGSF 2021 events, you gain entry to exclusive Natural8 GGSF Flipouts with each entry beefing up your stack. Flipouts happen every Saturday on April 10, 17, & 24, with one flipout for each of the three tiers. Prizes per Flipout: US$ 10,000 (High) / US$ 5,000 (Medium) / US$ 2,000 (Low).
Another exclusive promo is the US$ 50,000 GGSF LiveX Sponsorship. In order to land this special promo, you’ll need to overcome a mountain of players and win the GGSF Main Event-H: US$ 1,500 NLHE, US$ 10 million guaranteed event. The sponsorship includes:
- 12 months LiveX Crew Sponsorship
- US$ 15,000 Las Vegas Package ($10,000 to cover your buy-ins and $5,000 for expenses)
- US$ 35,000 for live event sponsorships over 12 months