World Poker Tour® Strengthens Partnership With Global Poker Index™

World Poker Tour® announced today that the Season XIII WPT® Player of the Year award will be powered by the Global Poker Index™. Also, for the first time ever, the Player of the Year race will include not only the WPT Main Tour, but WPT500, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT National Events as well.

Matt Clark
7 de Agosto, 2014

WPT and GPILos Ángeles, CA (agosto 7, 2014) — World Poker Tour® announced today that the Temporada XIII WPT® Player of the Year award will be powered by the Global Poker Index™. Also, for the first time ever, the Player of the Year race will include not only the WPT Main Tour, but WPT500, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT National and Regional Events as well.

The poker ranking authority, GPI has revolutionized the poker world by streamlining live tournament rankings and creating one system to link every event on every marquee tour. Points are awarded based upon the GPI formula, which takes into account buy-in, field size, and finish. In addition to powering the Season XIII WPT Player of the Year race, GPI will also directly integrate their Fantasy Poker Manager into WPT.com, allowing fantasy poker players to engage even more with the World Poker Tour.

“I’m thrilled to expand our relationship with the World Poker Tour and to help promote the WPT as a whole,” said GPI CEO Alexandre Dreyfus. “In the United States, the success of fantasy games correlates strongly with the popularity of many sports, and we believe the same rings true for poker. Our Fantasy Poker Manager advocates engagement from both hardcore and casual fans of the game.”

WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “I applaud Alexandre Dreyfus and the Global Poker Index for taking positive steps to professionalize the sport. The GPI ranking system will allow more WPT players, regardless of the WPT offering they choose, to participate in the Season XIII Player of the Year race and provide better indicators for players throughout the entire season.”

Fantasy Poker Manager players will be able to create their World Poker Tour roster and compete against one another during every event on the WPT Main Tour, including the upcoming WPT Legends of Poker. Plus, for the first time in the World Poker Tour’s rich history, players will be able to accrue WPT Player of the Year points in WPT500, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT National Events. The winner of the Season XIII WPT Player of the Year will receive several special benefits for Season XIV, including accommodation and ground transportation at many of the first-class destinations on the World Poker Tour.

WPTDeepstacks will also run their own Player of the Yearrace using the GPI formula, and the winner will receive a buy-in to the Season XIII WPT World Championship, along with hotel, airfare, and buy-ins to select WPTDeepstacks events, and a custom-made trophy.

Para obtener más detalles sobre los eventos, patrocinadores y promociones del World Poker Tour, visite www.wpt.com.

Contacto de prensa de WPT
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Sobre el World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) es el nombre principal en juegos y entretenimiento televisados ​​internacionalmente con presencia de marca en torneos terrestres, televisión, en línea y móviles. Liderando la innovación en el deporte del póquer desde 2002, WPT encendió el auge mundial del póquer con la creación de un programa de televisión único basado en una serie de torneos de póquer de alto riesgo. WPT se ha transmitido a nivel mundial en más de 150 países y territorios, y actualmente está produciendo su temporada número 13, que se transmite por FSN en los Estados Unidos. La Temporada XIII de WPT está patrocinada por ClubWPT.com, un sitio de membresía en línea único que ofrece acceso interno al WPT, así como un club de póquer basado en sorteos disponible en 35 estados de los Estados Unidos.ClubWPT.com también patrocina la temporada 2 de la nueva serie WPT Alpha8 de torneos de póquer para grandes apostadores que se encuentra actualmente en producción y se transmite por FOX Sports 1 en los Estados Unidos. WPT participa en oportunidades estratégicas de licencia de marca, asociación y patrocinio. WPT Enterprises Inc. es una subsidiaria de bwin.party digital entertainment plc. Para obtener más información, vaya a WPT.com.

About Global Poker Index
Global Poker Index (GPI) is a ranking of live tournament poker players in the world. Players are ranked weekly based on their performance in qualifying live tournaments occurring over the previous 36-month period. Each player’s individual GPI score is an aggregate of scores in events over the previous 36-month period, measured from the day the GPI is calculated. The score for a given event is derived from a combination of their finishing place percentage, buy-in and aging factor. Aging factor refers to the weighting of results by their recency, where more recent results are weighted more heavily than past results. The GPI limits results to five results per six months for the most recent year, and four results per six months for the two previous years for a maximum total of 26 scores per 36 month aggregation period.