The full schedule for the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is with us. Here are the full details of the $85 million guaranteed series, including the introduction of World Championship events.
IN THIS POST
WELCOME BACK TO WCOOP
We told you to save the date, and now we can tell you why.
Today PokerStars announces the full schedule for the 2022 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the latest renewal of the longest running and most prestigious online tournament series in the world.
WCOOP 2022 will take place on PokerStars from September 4-28, featuring an incredible 322 tournaments with $85 million in guaranteed prize money.
The three Main Events, with buy-ins of $109, $1,050 and $10,300, have combined guarantees of $11.5 million.
This year’s WCOOP also features something entirely new: 12 “world championship” tournaments across a variety of disciplines, whose winners with be the worthy “World Champion” of that particular poker variant.
WCOOP 2022 KEY INFORMATION
Series runs September 4-28, 2022
104 events at Low, Medium and High buy-in levels
12 World Championship tournaments*
$85 million guaranteed prize pools
Buy-ins range from $5.50 to $25,000
*The high buy-in PLO and NLHE Main Events are designated World Championship events for those disciplines.
THE FIRST, AND STILL THE BEST
Twenty years after its first running, WCOOP remains the online tournament series that still gets the pulse racing faster than any other. A WCOOP title is still at the top when online players list their ambitions.
Few could have predicted in 2002, when PokerStars players first contested WCOOP, that it would still be going strong 20 years later. Through those first 20 years, the series has now attracted more than 6.6 million entries, crowned 1,738 champions from more than 70 countries and paid out close to $1.1 billion in prize money.
READ MORE: WCOOP’s spectacular history
Online titles don’t get more prestigious or more significant than a WCOOP crown — but these tournaments are open to anyone. Buy-ins start at only $5.50, and there are numerous ways for players to qualify for higher buy-in events for a minimal outlay.
Watch out for details of satellite events starting very soon.
NEW FOR 2022: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
This year, PokerStars is hosting a series like no other: in addition to all the familiar favourites, including tournaments at three price points (low, medium and high), the World Championship events will test all poker disciplines.
Ever dreamt of calling yourself World Champion? Now you have the chance. The World Championship events in this year’s WCOOP are as follows:
Sept 4: $5,200 NLHE PKO Championship
Sept 7: $1,050 HORSE Championship
Sept 8: $1,050 Badugi Championship
Sept 11: $5,200 NLHE 6-Max Championship
Sept 12: $2,100 PLO8 Championship
Sept 14: $1,050 Razz Championship
Sept 18: $1,050 Women’s Championship
Sept 19: $1,050 8-Game Championship
Sept 20: $10,300 NLHE Heads-Up Championship
Sept 22: $1,050 NL 207 Single Draw Championship
Sept 25: $10,300 NLHE Main Event / Championship
Sept 25: $10,300 PLO Main Event / Championship
No doubt there will be qualifiers to get you in to these events for a fraction of the advertised buy-in, so be sure to keep checking back for more information.
AND THERE’S MORE: FREEROLLS AND SPIN & GOS AND LEADER BOARDS
WCOOP gets everyone very excited at PokerStars and thankfully that includes the people in charge of the bonuses. This year there’s at least $250,000 in added money being offered across various promotions, including the following:
Everyone who won a WCOOP tournament in 2021 is invited to play a special Champions’ Freeroll, where the top five finishers will receive entry to the $10,300 WCOOP Main Event-H. That’s $50,000 worth of tickets.
Player of the Series Leader Boards
The fiercely contested Player of the Series Leader Boards return for WCOOP 2022, with prizes on offer to the top finishers in Low, Medium, High and Overall categories.
All players finishing in the money in WCOOP tournaments receive Player of the Series points, with the leader boards updated every day and tracking players’ progress.
There’s $100,000 in added money available to the highest ranking players in the leader board races. Full prize breakdown will be detailed soon.
WCOOP Spin & Gos
Look out in the PokerStars Spin & Go lobby for special WCOOP Spin & Go tournaments, which award players with tickets to WCOOP events. The top prize will be a $10,300 WCOOP Main Event-H ticket.
Tickets of other values will be awarded at random throughout the promotion, so keep your eyes peeled.
WCOOP Fast Track
PokerStars players will find numerous ways to satellite their way into the $10,300 WCOOP Main Event-H, and the satellites will offer $100,000 in added value. Get involved for a chance to play the most prestigious event for a fraction of the cost.
And here it is, the full WCOOP 2022 schedule: