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The Global Poker League launches

The Global Poker League launches

According to their website, The Global Poker League (GPL) is “GPI's answer to modern mainstream, audience-centric poker competition with a team based, zero buy-in structure and games played out online, in studio &live at iconic venues and events.” Teams of different regions compete against eachother in a series of different games and formats.



After months of preparations, on Tuesday April 5th GPL finally started. Twelve teams, distributed over two competitions, will compete against one another on different locations. The first week saw players play 6-max and heads-up Sit & Go's.



These are the twelve teams and their team managers:

  • LA Sunset – Maria Ho

  • Montreal Nationals – Mar-André Ladouceur

  • San Francisco Rush – Faraz Jaka

  • Berlin Bears – Philipp Gruissem

  • London Royals – Liv Boeree

  • Paris Aviators – Fabrice Soulier

  • Las Vegas Moneymakers – Chris Moneymaker

  • New York Rounders – Bryn Kenney

  • Sao Paulo Mets – Andre Akkari

  • Hong Kong Stars – Celina Lin

  • Moscow Wolverines – Anatoly Filatov

  • Rome Emperors – Max Pescatori



You can watch all the matches on GPL's Twitch channel. Make sure to follow the action-packed games they have to offer.