MPN, one of the leading poker networks in the world, have just announced that they will start hosting live tournament series across Europe from May this year. The series will be called MPNPT and has three stops already announced, London, Malta and Tallin, which are classic stops for the smaller poker tournament series that travels Europe.
The press release MPN sent out shows which target audience they have:
"During the inaugural year, the MPNPT will visit several locations across Europe, including London, Malta and Tallinn. Each venue will deliver a fun and friendly poker festival with an emphasis on building a community among MPN players and operators. Every festival will consist of a deep-stacked, slow-structured €550 Main Event, plus several cheaper Side Events; making the tour excellent value for money and accessible for casual and serious players alike."
Lydia Barbara who is Head of Poker at Microgaming said: "We have built some fantastic poker features over the past couple of years and we plan to bring them to the MPN Poker Tour."
First stop is in London, where players can either qualify online or buy-in directly to the tournaments hosted. The main event will have a €550 buy-in, while side-events starts their buy-ins at £30. There will be a turbo rebuy, Omaha, open face Chinese poker and regular Texas Hold'em side events, ensuring there is a game for everyone.
Aspers Casino is the host of the first MPNPT stop and will help set the standards for the next hosting casinos.
You can already now qualify for the MPNPT through their many partner sites, including Betsafe , where you can win a €1,500 package which includes buy-in to the main event, four nights hotel accommodation, welcome party and travel and spending money. If you are a London local, then you have the chance to qualify through live satellites that begins in May.
Partners of MPN are very excited about the live tournament series that they can now send their players to, thinking back to when Microgaming was known as Prima and hosted Monte Carlo Millions. Hopefully the MPNPT will become a success and attract recreational players from all over the world. You can see the complete MPNPT schedule here.