UCOP Passport and UCOP Mini Return this January

January 18, 2019 Staff Writer Industry News, Microgaming 181

The Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) from MPN returns this January for the fourth year, this time with even more action-packed tournaments.

Not only does UCOP represent the biggest annual series but it also marks the beginning of a poker season.

Grand Return!

There will be 112 poker events and a guarantee of €500,000 across two series.

The series kicks off with UCOP Mini on 13 January with low buy-ins of just one-tenth the size of the buy-ins of UCOP Passport. The format of UCOP Mini is the same as UCOP Passport and players of all levels can taste a piece of the action.

UCOP Mini ends on 27 January and will then be followed by the main series called UCOP Passport this year, as a nod to the live tournament packages that will be awarded to leaderboard winners. Each series consists of 56 events and both micro players and sharks with deep wallets will be able to play together so use your chances right.

Travel Around Europe

The MPN Poker Tour packages (MPNPT) will give winners the chance to pack their bags and travel around Europe and take part into one main event and one side event of any remaining MPNTP live poker events in 2019.

The packages are worth €4,500, plus a €550 Online Tournament tickets package. They also include accommodation for the winner and his guest, plus cash towards travel expenses. And that’s not all. All winners of UCOP Passport events are automatically qualified for the Tournament of Champions on 17 February 2019. This winner of the tournament wins an MPNPT package worth €1,500 that can be used on all MPN events including twelve 50% Super Bounty Events awarding over  €40,000 in prizes.

“The MPN has gone global with this newest iteration of UCOP. Building on the amazing success of our biggest ever tournament series last year, we’re giving players on our network the chance to experience the exhilarating thrills and luxury of our MPN Poker Tour festivals. For any live poker aficionado, this is a dream ticket, and we look forward to welcoming the lucky winners along”, Alex Scott, Managing Director of Poker at Microgaming.

Qualifying for the events has never been easier.

You can qualify at a fraction of a cost with satellites running 24 hours a day on all participating MPN rooms. There is a 50 Seat Mega Feeder to the UCOP Passport Main Event at 14:30 GMT on 10 February, a weekly €0.11 satellite into the €50,000 UCOP Passport Main Event every Sunday at 15:45 GMT and more.

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