The US-facing Global Poker room just announced the latest version of the Eagle Cup Championship, Eagle Cup IV, which will round out the Global Poker Championship series for 2020. The series is set to run from October 26th to November 15 and will guarantee 360 million Gold Coins as well as 1.2 million Sweeps Coins.
The series will include six special “spooky” events on October 31st, guaranteeing a total of 47,000 in Sweeps Coins. The Sunday Scrimmage will still be held this weekend but on November 1st it will turn into a 55k Sweep Coin guaranteed before becoming a 100k for the November 15th Main Event.
Veterans Day will also be a notable day of the series, as a special 100,000 SC event will be held on November 11th.
The Eagle Cup events
The Eagle Cup IV will award 104 Sweep Coins trophy events during the series with guaranteed prize pools totaling 1.2 million in Sweeps Coins, an average of 11,500 Sweep Coins per tournament.
Each day, a handful of events are held for No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha players with Low, Medium and High buy-in events. The tournament culminates with three Main Events on November 15th, a 22 SC buy-in tourney with 15k SC guaranteed, a 110 SC buy-in with 40k, and a 100 SC buy-in event with 100,000 SC guaranteed.
Freerolls part of Eagle Cup IV
Eagle Cup IV will kick off with a 5,000 Sweep Coins freeroll on October 25th. Make sure to register soon as Global Poker is expecting the tournament to reach its cap of 3,500 players. Players finishing in the top 237 will receive Global Poker Championship event tickets ranging from 11 to 218 SC.
The full list of prizes can be found below:
|Global Poker Eagle Cup 2020 Opening Freeroll Prizes|
|1st-3rd||GPC 218 SC Entry|
|4th-9th||GPC 110 SC Entry|
|10th-18th||GPC 55 SC Entry|
|19th-54th||GPC 33 SC Entry|
|55th-237th||GPC 11 SC Entry|
If you don’t get your fill of freerolls from the Opening Freeroll, there are more opportunities later in the series with Eagle Cup “Pop-Up Freerolls” held on October 30th, October 31st, November 6th and November 7th. Keep an eye from the hours of noon to 8 PM ET on those days as the freerolls will be running at random times and will only show up an hour before the start of the tournament.
Tournament of Champions
A Tournament of Champions will be held for winners of both Gold Coin and Sweep Coins events during the Eagle Cup IV on November 22nd (events will be separated by Sweep Coins and Gold Coin events. Players will also receive a “Champion Pack” that includes a slick-looking Global Poker Eagle Cup IV trophy as well as exclusive Global Poker gear. Winners will also receive custom “eagle” avatars.
The winner of the Sweeps Coin event will even receive a $5,000 live event package with the players making the final table receiving a share of 5,000 in SC.
What are Sweep Coins?
Sweep Coins are a sweepstakes-based currency that players can receive by making purchases at Global Poker. The currency is also used at sister casino site Chumba Casino. Sweep Coins can be exchanged for cash prizes at a rate of 1 per $1 in Sweep Coins. New players can sign up to Global Poker and receive a $20 free Gold Package and a $40 Gold Coin package with a $20 purchase.