PokerStars has just released its 2023 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) schedule. It will hold the poker series between May 7 and May 31, attracting thousands of experienced players from all over the world.
The three-tiered poker series provides players from different levels an opportunity to win big prizes. Its tiers include high, low, and medium, each of them having distinct tournaments with prize pools and buy-ins. Yet, the series format offers everyone a chance to win a prize despite their skill level or bankroll.
The 2023 SCOOP is the poker championship's 15th edition. It will have 121 tournaments categorized in the three tires and a $75 million total prize pool.
Scott Goodall, PokerStars' Poker Commercial Director, stated that they know the global poker community anticipates SCOOP due to its numerous playing levels. Besides, its big prize pools, prestigious trophy, and title are irresistible.
He hopes that regular and new players can now join PokerStars to compete in the championship. They can decide to watch other players receiving awards or following action.
What Are the Main Events' Prizes?
PokerStars has allocated a large chunk of the $75 million guarantee to Pot Limit Omaha SCOOP and the No-Limit Hold'em Main Events. It has guaranteed $12.5 million for the high, medium, and low tiers.
The Main Events will have $109, $10,300, and $1,050 buy-ins. They will begin on May 28, offering their participants many chances to be the next SCOOP Main Event champion.
Even so, the championship will have several qualification options through Spin & Go's and SCOOP Fast Track. They include the following:
- $2 million guaranteed Pot Limit Omaha Event Low with $109 buy-ins
- $2 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Low with $109 buy-ins
- $4 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Medium with $1,050 buy-ins
- $5 million guaranteed No-Limit Hold'em Main Event High with $10,300 buy-ins
- $500,000 guaranteed Pot Limit Omaha Main Event Medium with $1,050 buy-ins
- $800,000 guaranteed Pot Limit Omaha Main Event High with $10,300 buy-ins
PokerStars Hasn't Left Out Female Players
PokerStars first introduced the Women's SCOOP Event in the 2022 SCOOP schedule. It had three tiers and a $34,000 guarantee. The tournament will return this year.
It will kick off on May 28 and comprise the following events:
- $20,000 guaranteed Women's SCOOP Event High with $109 buy-ins
- $10,000 guaranteed Women's SCOOP Event Medium with $22 buy-ins
- $4,000 guaranteed Women's SCOOP Event Low with $5.50 buy-ins
Georgina "GJReggis" James, PokerStars' ambassador, stated that SCOOP is a huge online poker championship. This year's edition will feature women and keep them engaged after the first Women's SCOOP Event succeeded. It indicates that PokerStars is committed to helping female players grow their poker careers.
Will Patrick Leonard Retail His POTS Award?
The Player of the Series (POTS) race is in this year's SCOOP schedule. Many poker diehards are eager to see whether someone else dethrones Patrick "pads1161" Leonard as the reigning POTS winner. The competition has a $100,000 prize pool and three tiers, including the High, Medium, and Low tiers.