MicroThunder Rumbles as Global Poker Series Approaches

It’s almost MicroThunder time on Global Poker, the US-facing site’s latest series boasting a monster 52 tournaments with huge guarantees – and a Gods Of Thunder finale that will see all the series’ final tablists pitted against each other!

By: Andrew Burnett


As the name suggests, the Micro Thunder Series II is aimed at those who like small buy-in and big prizes, with tournament entry fees starting at just GC 1000 and SC 1.

The site’s unique currencies are explained in detail below, but basically you are playing with either Gold Coins (GC) a freeplay currency, or Sweeps Coin (SC) a real-money alternative.

With GC 15,000,000 up for grabs across 26 events in the Gold Coin series, and SC 50,000 on the line for the real money version, that’s a whole lot of MicroThunder moolah to be chased.

The fun and games commence on Sunday January 10th, with eight days of action running through until the following Sunday, January 17th.

Gods of Thunder

The grand finale, played out on Sunday January 24 at 7:30pm ET will see the final tablists from all 26 tournaments in each version battling it out for the ultimate MicroThunder title.

The victors will be crowned Global Poker Gods of Thunder, winning not only prizemoney but some very unique prizes to go with it. Here’s what’s on the line for the Sweeps Coin players..

Sweeps Coin Gods of Thunder

Winner​—Micro Thunder Series II trophy and unique, one-off, ‘The God of Thunder’ hoodie, limited-edition cap and hard enamel pin.
Final Table Players​—a Micro Thunder Series II ‘A God of Thunder’ T-shirt, limited-edition cap and hard enamel pin.

Gold Coin Gods of Thunder

The play-money version has a similar prizelist, but here everyone who makes the money picks up a bonus!

Winner​—a Micro Thunder Series II trophy and unique, one-off, ‘The God of Thunder’ hoodie, limited-edition cap and hard enamel pin.

Final Table Players​—a Micro Thunder Series II ‘A God of Thunder’ hoodie, limited-edition cap and hard enamel pin.

‘In the money’ Players​—a limited-edition, Micro Thunder Series II T-shirt, cap and hard enamel pin.

Unique new trophy

Global Poker always bring a beautiful trophy to the table when they run a series, and there’s a brand new version awaiting the Micro Thunder winners this time around.



All event winners will bag themselves one of these incredible keepsakes, but as the site warns, “Just don’t poke(r) your eye out!”

It’s going to be a “a huge, epic, tiny, micro thunderous series” according to GP, and here’s the Micro Thunder Series II tl;dr rundown for all the busy people out there:

➔Eight days
➔26 GC events
➔GC 15,000,000 guaranteed
➔26 SC events
➔SC 50,000 guaranteed
➔Gods of Thunder final events
➔New, exclusive, limited-edition trophy and prizes

Global Poker’s Unique Currency

For those who haven’t heard about Global Poker’s innovative currency, here’s the short version.
G

old Coins' or 'GC' are Global Poker’s virtual currency, which you can accumulate and play with, but they cannot be redeemed for real money or exchanged.

When purchasing Gold Coins, some players may be given free sweepstakes entries by way of Sweeps Coins.

'Sweeps Coins' or 'SC' can be used to play Sweeps Coins tournaments and ring games. Sweeps Coins won playing with Sweeps Coins can be redeemed for real money or other prizes.

Sweeps Coins cannot be purchased and are always available free of charge via one the many alternative methods of entry at Global Poker.

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