PokerStars Announces SCOOP 2021 Details with the Series Set to Offer Over $100m in Prize Money

The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will start this April at PokerStars, and players will be excited to hear that a huge $100 million in total prize money will be up for grabs. The series will feature a ton of events and will be bigger than ever, with $15 million more in prize money than what was scheduled in 2020.

Bigger and Better Than Ever

The SCOOP 2021 is the 20th edition of the popular series. Once the series comes to an end, it will mark over $1 billion in prize money awarded during the special festival. The first events this year will begin on April 4 with the series running through April 28.

The full schedule includes a ton of action, with options for players in Low, Medium, and High levels. There are 102 events, but each event has three tiers. In total, players can compete in 306 events. The series will include six main events, which will be the main draw for many players in the series.

There will be three NLH main events and three Omaha main events. The low buy-in for each event will be $109. The medium tier has buy-ins of $1,050 while the high tier has a $10,300 buy-in. These buy-ins apply to the Omaha and NLH sections.

The NLH main events will have a $3 million prize pool for the low event, $5 million for the medium and $5 million for the high event. In the Omaha section, the low has a $350,000 prize pool. The medium offers $750,000, while the high has a $1.25 million prize pool.

Earning Tickets and Leaderboard Promotions

During SCOOP 2021, players will have access to leaderboard promotions and special ways to earn tickets. Over $1.6 million in tickets and giveaways will be provided by PokerStars. The online poker brand has announced that it is providing ways for every player to be able to take part in the series. There are plenty of ways to afford the buy-ins as well as earn tickets to events.

PokerStars is offering up a special SCOOP ticket machine that will provide $1.5 million in tickets. Anyone who takes part in an event from April 4-27 will be given an entry for a daily drawing to win tickets. Players must opt-in to be eligible for the daily drawing.

Players can also access the leaderboard competitions, with four options: the low, medium, high, and overall Player of the Series boards. There will be $100,000 in total prize money offered via the leaderboard competitions.

The low board winner will earn $5,000 in prizes and a trophy. The medium winner will earn $10,000 and the high winner takes home $15,000. For the overall player of the series, a top prize of $25,000 is provided.

Check out the full schedule of the SCOOP 2021 today by reviewing the details at PokerStars. Easily find info on the upcoming events along with details regarding the leaderboards and ticket promotions. Everything is set up so players can start to plan their course of action for the series this April!

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Conor Stack
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