Details for the rest of the series are still a bit sparse, but players know what the international Main Event on GGPoker will be worth. The operator recently announced that this year’s Main Event for the international WSOP Online 2021 will be worth at least $20 million.
That’s down $5 million from last year, but 2020 was a unique year that no one really expects to be replicated in a 2021 that is emerging from the pandemic lockdowns. Last year’s lockdown-fueled event blew past even the $25 million guarantee, eventually generating more than $27.5 million for the largest online tournament ever.
Even before the tournament runs, the $20 million guarantee this year puts the game as the fourth biggest online tournament ever. It only needs to exceed the guarantee by $2 million to move into second place.
3. Largest Online Poker Tournaments in History
|GG WSOP Main Event 2020||GGPoker||August 2020||$25,000,000||$27,559,500||$5,000||5802|
|MILLIONS Online||partypoker||December 2018||$20,000,000||$21,835,000||$5,300||4367|
|MILLIONS Online||partypoker||December 2019||$20,000,000||$21,090,000||$10,300||2109|
|GG WSOP Main Event 2021||GGPoker||August 2021||$20,000,000||???||$5,000||???|
|Sunday Million 14th Anniversary||PokerStars||March 2020||$12,500,000||$18,603,200||$215||93016|
Players are still awaiting a full schedule of events for the international leg of the WSOP 2021 Online, but no doubt they are excited to know the Main Event will be, at the very least, the fourth biggest online game in history.