Party Poker is inviting players to form into teams and compete against other teams for a share of more than $50,000 in Millions tickets and cash prizes.
The Party Poker Millions is a massive $6 million guaranteed tournament that will culminate with four days of live action at the Dusk till Dawn Poker Club in April. In order to make it to the climax of the £5,300 buy-in event, players can qualify for live and online Day 1s via a series of phased tournaments and satellites. Alternatively they can win their seat in a Party Poker promotion.
Currently there are several promotions running at Party Poker that offer the opportunity to win seats directly into Day 1 of the Millions tournament. The site is hosting a special lottery-style Millions Hero Sit & Go game, and the top performing players in next week´s PowerFest Series can win Day 1 seats and Phase 1 seats in three leaderboard competitions that accompany the series.
However, starting from January 30th, Party Poker is launching a Millions League Challenge – a promotion in which players are invited to form into teams and compete against other teams for the chance to win multiple Day 1 and Phase 1 tournament entries. Not only does the promotion look like a great opportunity for players with relatively small bankrolls to win a seat in the Party Poker Millions, it also looks like a great deal of fun.
How the Millions League Challenge Works
From January 30th, Party Poker will be hosting special “Daily League Games” at 7:00pm and 9:00pm each evening, with a third game each night at 11:00pm between March 13th and March 19th (the final week of the seven-week qualifying period). Each game has a buy-in of $5.50 and, on alternate weeks, the option of an add-on.
Half of each prize pool will be distributed at the end of each game in the form of cash prizes. The other half contributes to the prizes available in a Grand Final to be held on Sunday March 26th. The prize pool for the Grand Final has been seeded with $50,000 of Party Poker Millions Day 1 seats and Phase 1 seats, but will also likely offer some significant cash prizes as well.
In addition to winning cash prizes in the Daily League Games, players will be awarded Chip Points according to their finishing positions. The four best Chip Point scores each week will be added up and the total will contribute to how many chips each player starts with in the Grand Final. Teams of players will have their weekly totals of Chip Points averaged out, so each team member starts the Grand Final with an identical chip stack. Here is an example of how that works:
- In our imaginary team of four players, Player A´s best four Chip Point scores in Week 1 are 1.000, 2,500, 500, and 400 – giving him a total of 4,400 Chip Points. Player B´s total is 3,500 points, Player C has 2,800 points and Player D 1,300.
- The four totals are added together (12,000 points) and divided by four – giving each player a Week 1 starting chip stack of 3,000 chips. The totals from Week 1 are added to the points the team achieves in Week 2 and so on throughout the seven qualifying weeks.
- During Week 7 (when there are three leagues games each evening), double Chip Points will be awarded in each game, giving players the opportunity to increase their chip stacks for the Grand Final significantly. A similar system of calculating the starting stack applies to individual players.
The prizes in the Grand Final will consist of Party Poker Millions Day 1 entries for the team that performs best in the Grand Final and for the top individual player. Teams and individual players who finish second, third and fourth in the Grand Final will win Phase 1 entries – each worth $550 – and Party Poker will be giving away additional Phase 1 entries to the “Team of the Week” and “Player of the Week” during each week of the qualifying period.
Get Your Teams Sorted Now
Party Poker has announced the Millions League Challenge a little earlier than normal to give players the time to form themselves into teams. Players without buddies can seek teammates on the Party Poker Facebook page, or solicit top players through the chat facility in the Party Poker client. Please note, all team and individual entries must be made via the Party Poker website.
If you are not yet playing at Party Poker, and have a team of buddies you believe could take down the Party Poker Million League Challenge, why not sign up for an account using the Party Poker promo code “THPOBONUS”. Our exclusive bonus code will make you eligible for a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $500 – an offer that is not directly available to players on the Party Poker website, and which could be worth $2,000 to a team of four players.