The 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona is primed to be a monster and PokerStars is giving away qualifier tickets for free on Discord.
Launched two months ago, PokerStars’ Discord channel is a new way for the poker site to interact with its community.
The launch was very successful and the channel already boosts a healthy bustling list of users so PokerStars is celebrating by running a freeroll that awards five tickets to the €215 Road to Barcelona ultra qualifier.
All players have to do is register for Discord and join the PokerStars channel and message StarsBot.
Discord a New Platform for Poker
PokerStars is the first major poker site that has ventured forth onto Discord and we wrote in more detail about the service on our Positively Nerd Street blog.
Discord was traditionally used by gamers as a way to host communities. The service works almost like a private forum, with instant messaging, but it also has VOIP capabilities as well.
The PokerStars channel on Discord currently has about 12 text channels with categories like #promotions, #ama_answers, #news_and_announcements and #paddedtiltroom.
Jaime Staples, Chris Moneymaker and PokerStars VP of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser have all done AMAs, which are still accessible.
You can find more information about exactly how to qualify for the Barcelona freeroll by logging on to Discord and navigating the feed.
Registration for the PokerStars Discord Barcelona freeroll ends on June 30 so you’ll want to jump on this one ASAP.
Massive PokerStars Championship Barcelona Set for August
Spain has always been a popular spot for poker but in the last few years attendance at Barcelona events in particular has exploded.
Last year Sebastian Malec outlasted 1,785 entries in the final European Poker Tour Main Event held in Barcelona to take down a staggering €1.1m. It was the biggest Main Event in the history of the European Poker Tour.
Barcelona was also home to some of the biggest Super High Roller events ever hosted on the EPT.
This year the PokerStars Championship is set to debut in the city and it could be bigger than ever.
The 2017 PokerStars Championship in Barcelona will run from Aug. 15-27 with 10 different events including a €4m-GTD National Championship and the €7m-GTD Main Event.
PokerStars currently offers a variety of ways to qualify for the massive festival including Spin & Go’s, Daily Cash Challenges and more but arguably the best way to get in is the Ultra Satellites, which award 50 seats each.
The Discord freeroll will award five seats into an Ultra Satellite. Snag a seat in the Ultra Satellite and you could be on your way to winning €1m+ in Barcelona.