Wednesday, October 14, 2020

India’s finest poker players go #ALLINFORCHARITY with the Virtual Poker League 2020

~Poker Sports League announces the first-ever Virtual Poker League 2020~

~India’s top 30 poker players unite to play for a cause with a prize pool of INR 10 Lakh~

~The league to take place from 14 th to 17 th October 2020~


13 th October 2020: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, India’s top 30 poker players have come

together to play for a cause with the Virtual Poker League 2020 (VPL). The league aims to bring

a change by uniting the finest poker players of the country to play for a cause and use their

skills to go #ALLINFORCHARITY.

The tournament will take place in three stages: - Stage One: There will be 5 matches with 6

players each on Oct 14 th and 15 th , Stage Two: All 30 players will play a multi-table tournament

and play down to the winner on Oct 16 th , Stage Three: Finale on Oct 17 th .

The Virtual Poker League 2020 aims to bring a change by uniting the finest poker players of the

country to play for a cause and use their skills to go #ALLINFORCHARITY. Elated to make the

announcement Mr. Amit Burman, Promoter - Poker Sports League said, "I am thrilled to

announce VPL on behalf of the entire team of Poker Sports League. Setting a benchmark in

today's tech-savvy world, VPL is the first-ever poker event (post-COVID) which replicates the live

poker experience. Our entire operations are conducted in a virtual format through the Virtual

Poker League.”

With a prize pool of INR 10 Lakh, the sum will be distributed in the ratio of 5:3:2 to charities of

the winners’ choice. United Way Chennai, Super School India and ASSCOD (The Association for

Sustainable Community Development) are the official charity partners. He further added,

“#ALLINFORCHARITY tournament will witness some of the finest poker players in the country

play for a cause that is beyond winnings of any tournament played for personal benefit.”

Promoting a wholesome competition of Poker and considering the rising interest of women for

this game, VPL has made it mandatory for each team to have at least 1 female member in the


tournament. However, the league will consist of 6 teams with 5 players each. The best

showdown will lead - making the rest of the community fold in the league.

Elaborating on the idea behind this tournament, Mr. Pranav Bagai, CEO and Co – Founder,

Poker Sports League stated, “Poker Events that normally gain interest and traction are those

with high prize pools and crores at stake. Most people assume that professional poker players,

due to the nature of their profession are inherently greedy and only care about their personal

benefits. But that is untrue and the idea behind VPL is to help change the negative perception

built around poker and poker players and prove that the Poker community cares.”

He further added, "This marks a great initiative in the books of the Indian Poker players, who

are stepping in the battleground to showcase their skills for a good cause. Strategically aligning

a virtual tournament gives us an edge on the tech front, earning the trust of our stakeholders to

a great extent. The seed thought was to highlight the social responsibilities that come along

with it and were considered inconsequential before."

In line with the concept of Poker Sports League’s season 3, the Virtual Porker League will be

played online on the company’s proprietary application – Hashtag Poker and will be streamed

online on its Youtube channel. The same virtual platform will also be used for this year’s Poker

Sports League - Virtual.


About Us  

The Virtual Poker League is a first of its kind initiative by the promoters of the renowned Poker

Sports League which is the World's Biggest Poker League in terms of Prize pool and

Participation. For the first time in the history of poker community in India, VPL aims to unite the

finest Poker players to play for a cause and donate their winnings to charity.  

In addition to this, to kick start its season 3, PSL is all set to come back with a new concept of

Poker Sports League – Virtual where everything will be online and on its mobile app called

"Hashtag Poker". The idea behind PSL V is to sportify the game of poker through a unique,

online-based format.

To know more, please visit: https://www.pokersportsleague.com/ and follow us on our 

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