We are pretty sure you’ve heard about the $5M GTD Venom that just finished a day ago. Five million dollars were given away as guaranteed rewards.
The $5M GTD Venom inherited its epicness from a well-known tournament series that was held on a weekly basis. Thousands of players enrolled, paying the full price tickets for the chance of winning the grand prize, while many entered through the network’s promotional satellite tournaments, called Step and Skip Tournaments.
For four days, over 2500 players were competing to get to the final table. With a prizepool of $6.3m GTD, the Venom tournament smashed the records, collecting over $1,3M atop its starting prizepool of $5 millions. With that, The Venom became the first ever tournament to award its top winner with $1M in Bitcoin. The first place winner’s reward was within his wallet only 6 minutes after the tournament’s curtain fell. With that, the Winning Poker Network placed a new Guinness World Record and the foundation of a new era in poker – trusted gaming in crypto. Congratulations to the final table players!
The tournament’s structure comprised three Day1s, gathering players for a 12 hours of poker each day until a handful of them moved to Day 2. Day 3 and 4 narrowed down the players’ list to only 8 who will participate in the final match, splitting the 5-million prizepool.
Venom’s final table started at 5pm ET, and continued for almost 4 hours. The lucky winner – “TheBigKid” –Rafael Moraes, a Brazilian professional player, walked out a brand new millionaire.
The end of the $5M GTD Venom tournament laid the foundation to our very own Twitch Channel. We will host grand events there, so players and fans of poker and casino can watch without having to install our poker client. Our Twitch followers will be eligible for special Twitch-only promotions.