Global Poker League better known as GPL is a major poker event hosted an operated by Mediarex Sports and Entertainment, held all over the globe. While that’s is an old news the latest in poker news flash is that they have recently announced their intention to launch an Indian edition of the coveted event poker event!
Yes, that’s right in a recently published press release from the league operators they have disclosed an enticing glimpse into the arrangement for the Indian poker community. The league will have six teams namely – Delhi Diehards, Mumbai Jetsetters, Bengaluru Hackers, Chennai Sharks, Kolkata Creators and Ahmedabad Alphas. Until now only this much information has been released from the concerned authorities and no other insight about tournament structures, format, players, team owners or regional tournaments have been declared yet.
However, industry insiders anticipate that a single league entity with structural framework will allow the GPL organizers to maintain order among all of its local franchises in India at least that seems to be the plan for the initial few years of the poker league’s nascent phase. Needless, to mention this is of huge impact as it will fortify the league as a potent marketing platform for all businesses whether relative to poker or others.
Moreover, there’s more grand news to this, the winner of the Indian edition of GPL will get a chance to play at the World Championship of the GPL against other teams like Canada, USA, Europe, China etc. in The Cube at Las Vegas.
As per worldwide rankings, the Global Poker League is ranked as the third major franchise-based poker league that is all set to commence in India, and it may just be the next big hit after the raging success of PSL (Poker Sports League) followed by the recently held Match IPL (Match Indian Poker League) introduced by Raj Kundra.
The founder of GPL, Alexander Dryfus revealed in an official statement that all the regional leagues “will offer to act as a promotional platform for poker as a sport throughout the country and help connect India into the game’s worldwide enthusiastic community, both through connections of GPL’s main global league along with GPL China and other international leagues in the near future”.
It is well evident that Indian poker community has much high expectations from the league as it will help to build nationwide awareness about the mind sport of poker and will also be a great platform to showcase the Indian poker players’ skills.
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