The call went out to poker players around the world and slowly but surely players have begun to take sides in 888poker’s special 8-Team promotion for the 2017 WSOP Main Event.
Online player ‘anteen’ will join 888poker ambassadors Sofia Lövgren and Martin Jacobson on Team Sweden.
Meanwhile ‘tcavallin’ will rep Canada alongside 888poker’s Parker “TonkaaaaP” Talbot and Griffin Benger.
Finally “KYSERBILLS” will fly the Union Jack with Chris Moorman and William Kassouf in Las Vegas.
We’re still awaiting the announcements for Team Germany and Team Brazil to complete their respective three-player squads.
Free $12,500 2018 Main Event Package
Online players on 888poker have been attempting to qualify for the 8-team over the last couple months on the site’s exclusive WSOP satellites. Now that the qualifiers have come to an end it’s only a matter of time before the final two online qualifiers are named.
Every player who plays the 2017 WSOP Main Event on one of the three-person 8-Team squads will have the added benefit of getting advice from both the 888poker ambassador and official wingman for their team.
In addition the qualifier who’s on the team that performs the best in the Main Event will receive a $10,000 seat into the 2018 WSOP Main Event along with travel expenses, accommodations and more.
Dominik Nitsche and footballer Mario Basler will act as the ambassadors for Team Germany in the 8-team promo while Bruno Politano and footballer Danilson will represent Team Brazil.
Every online qualifier that made it onto an 8-team squad received a $12,500 package into the Main Event that covers accommodation and travel expenses.
Aiming for a $10m First-Place Prize
Of course if any 888poker qualifier is able to outright win the 2017 WSOP Main Event they get the biggest perk of all.
888poker will add a bonus payout of whatever it takes to get the top prize to $10m.
If you extrapolate Qui Nguyen’s $8m win in the Main Event last year that means 888poker would throw in a bonus $2m.
The time for WSOP qualifying may be over but anyone on the site looking to qualify for a fun live tournament experience may want to look into the upcoming 888Live festival in London, which is set to take place July 27-30, just after the Main Event.
888poker’s live event in Barcelona in May smashed its guarantee so there’s a good chance London will be a big one.
Satellites are already running on 888poker and you can learn more or sign up for an account on our review page.