PokerStars have announced its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) which is kicking off next month for its 14th edition, running between May 8 and June 1.
Over the previous 13 years, there have been more than 11 million tournament entries and prize pools of more than $1.1 billion. Tournament winners have earned more than $170 million.
There is only one direction these numbers can go: upward. And the headline news for this year’s series is that there will be at least another $78.5 million going on the prize pool total.
That’s the guarantee for the 2022 SCOOP, where there are 107 events, each at low, medium and high price points. That means 318 tournaments in all, played out from Sunday May 8 through Wednesday, June 1.
This includes the Main Events, which start on Sunday, May 29 and play through the final four days of the series. The three hold’em Main Event buy-ins are $109, $1,050 and $10,300, and the guarantees are $2.5 million, $4 million and $5 million, respectively.
There is also a PLO Main Event, starting on the same day, and, for the first time, a Women’s Event.
SCOOP 2022 key dates:
Hold’em Main Events: Sunday, May 29 (4-day tournaments)
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
Guarantees: $2.5m, $4m, $5m
PLO Main Events: Sunday, May 29 (3-day tournaments)
Buy-ins: $109, $1,050, $10,300
Guarantees: $250K, $600K, $800K
Women’s Event: Sunday, May 29 (1-day tournament)
Buy-ins: $5.50, $22, $109
Guarantees: $3K, $10K, $25K
Sunday Million Special Editions
May 8 – Buy-ins: $22, $215, $2,100; Guarantees: $275K, $1m, $500K
May 15 – Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200; Guarantees: $650K, $1m, $800K
May 22 – Buy-ins: $55, $530, $5,200; Guarantees: $1m, $1m, $800K
$1 MILLION IN ADDED VALUE!
On top of a full schedule of action, $1 million in added value will be awarded through various routes:
SCOOP Pick-A-Box Game – New for SCOOP 2022, PokerStars players will be able to pick from one of six boxes a day in a bid to win a SCOOP ticket, with $250,000 worth of tickets being given away each week throughout the Series. This can be found in the challenges window.
SCOOP leader boards – $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded via four SCOOP leader boards. Every time a player plays a SCOOP event, they will receive points based on their finishing position, putting them onto one of four leader boards divided up into tournaments with Low, Medium, and High buy-ins, as well as overall Player of the Series. Leader board winners and the coveted Player of the Series will also receive a SCOOP trophy to mark their success.
SCOOP Fast Track – $300,000 is up for grabs via SCOOP Fast Track satellites throughout the series. Players can qualify for the Main Events through the Fast Track for just $0.50. The Fast Track has four steps with four different tournaments to compete in. Players can buy-in at any step, but Main Event tickets will always be awarded at Step 4.
Special Edition Spin & Go tournaments – Win SCOOP tickets via $0.50, $4, and $20 Spin & Go tournaments.
Severin Rasset, PokerStars Managing Director & Commercial Officer, said:
“At PokerStars, SCOOP is a series that we really look forward to planning each year because we know how much our community enjoy the event and all the action that comes with it.
The 2022 Series is set to be very exciting and with up to $1 million of added value up for grabs, we’re really looking forward to rewarding our players. As always, we’ve ensured that the whole community, whether they are new to the game or experienced poker players, can fully immerse themselves into the Series, with a variety of buy-ins to suit all levels. The countdown is on, and we hope our players can use the 14th year of the SCOOP series to have fun and of course play responsibly.”