Natural8 to Host Asian Poker Tour Online Series this Month

Asias leading online poker platform Natural8 have stepped in to host the APT Online Series starting later this month, with PLO and Short Deck Championship events on the schedule as well as the $500 Main Event.

By: Andrew Burnett

Running from April 29th to May 10th the online series on Natural8 will seek to mimic the Asian Poker Tours format and structures, with the following events already set, with more to follow as well as a satellite schedule:

  • $500 buy-in Main Event
  • $800 buy in Championship Event
  • $400 buy in PLO Championship
  • $400 buy in Short Deck Championships.

The two weeks of action will also include Player of the Series title and trophies for the winners.

The Asian Poker Tour is in its 13th year, usually running events across the Asia-Pacific region including the Philippines, Macau and Australia.

With the poker world and everything else on coronavirus lockdown, the partnership with Natural8 will give players the chance to compete in a big series.

APT’s General Manager and Executive Tournament Director, Lloyd Fontillas said this week: “We are really excited to do this inaugural event with Natural8 as a partner, who has been supporting us since 2017.”

Intent on, “Keeping the action going for the sake of the game we all love here in Asia”, Fontillas added: “As a land-based operator, I have put together a schedule mimicking our great tournament structures fit for our regular players with many different buy-in options."

Natural8 has grown in just 4 years from around 500 players on the site to over 50,000 and boasts the like of Kitty Kuo, Michael Soyza and Dong Kim among its pros, known as Team Hot.

Their poker room is available across all platforms, including iOS and Android for mobile users and will continue to offer its own games and promotions throughout the APT online series.

The series itself will see “...starting times will vary from event to event in order for players to concentrate on one event of their choice within the day.”

You can check out all the details and updates on the Natural8 APT Online Series here.


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