Partypoker 2019 MILLIONS LIVE Main Events All $10K Freezeouts

Partypoker enjoyed a fabulous 2018 that included a successful Season 2 of MILLIONS LIVE and a record-breaking MILLIONS Online tournament that paid out more than $21 million in prize money.

By: Charles Rettmuller

Following such a smashingly successful year, one would think that partypoker might simply copy the blueprint or format used in 2018 when preparing the 2019 MILLIONS LIVE Season 3 schedule. That's not the case, however, as the brass at partypoker have no intention of resting on their laurels.

Instead, and after receiving input from their loyal players, partypoker has announced that all Season 3 MILLIONS LIVE Main Events will be played as freezeout tournaments, with the entry fee a standard 10,300 in local currency. The Main Events will also feature a single Day 1 and reduced late registration.

"We pride ourselves on listening to player feedback and continually improving our offering to ensure we provide the best live tour in the world," stated partypoker LIVE president John Duthie.

Season 3 will make four stops, landing in Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, Rozvadov and the Bahamas. The finishing touch will be another massive MILLIONS Online to close out 2019, with the exact dates and guarantee of the online event to be announced later.

Here is the MILLIONS LIVE Season 3 schedule:

March 15-24 MILLIONS South America Rio de Janeiro
May 22-27 MILLIONS North America Montreal
August 10-18 MILLIONS Europe Rozvadov
November 15-24 MILLIONS World Bahamas
TBA MILLIONS Online Online

The first three MILLIONS LIVE stops feature a Main Event guarantee of $5 million, while the fourth stop at the Baha Mar will be doubled to $10 million. The MEs will not last more than seven days, allowing the host venues to add more events in support of the festival.

Another change to be implemented this year is the rollout of a traveling MILLIONS trophy that will feature the inscribed name of every Main Event winner.

“We want the MILLIONS brand to be synonymous with being one of the most prestigious live competitions in the world," Duthie said. "We hope these changes will allow us to improve and build our MILLIONS tour to make it the best LIVE experience for our players.”

Satellites Running Now

There are satellites already running at partypoker for the first 2019 MILLIONS LIVE tour stop at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. It's estimated that more than 200 players will qualify both live and online.

Every week leading up to MILLIONS South America will produce 10 guaranteed winners of a $12,000 Main Event package that includes the $10,300 buy-in and $1,700 for expenses. Another 100 seats will be claimed via live satellites.

A special bonus of $1,000 cash will go to the first 100 players who pay the entry fee of the MILLIONS South America Main Event with PP LIVE Dollars, partypoker's own flexible currency that's available to be won in online satellites and can be used for tournament buy-ins, travel expenses, hotel accomodations, and visas.


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