HE RULES THE COURT, BUT WILL HE RULE THE FELT?
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The stage is set, and our four celebrities are ready for action. We’re about to blow the whistle on the first EVER Global Poker Celebrity Challenge. And do we have an epic showdown in store for you.
Braving the felt first—don’t forget we’ve got three more celebrities yet to join our superstar line-up—we have none other than basketball legend and budding poker pro, Paul George, who will be trading his sneakers for a seat at the Global Poker table.
But this isn’t just any poker table, and this isn’t just any Celebrity Challenge. You know we like to do things differently on Global Poker. So, to crank things up a notch, we’re giving Global Poker players the chance to show off their skills against the legendary baller himself.
From 19 September, running until 26 September, we have a bunch of Sweeps Coin qualifying events in store for Global Poker players to participate in as well. One winner from each Qualifier will advance to the Final, where they’ll have the chance to play against Paul George and compete for some pretty awesome prizes. Head to our Celebrity Challenge page for all the juicy details.
You can register to play right here, right now! The ball is in YOUR court. All you need to do is head to GlobalPoker.com to sign up, register for an account, then start playing. What are you waiting for? Get on the defense and dominate!
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Ready to bring your A-game? Yeah you are. In which case, here’s a rundown of what to look forward to.
PAUL GEORGE QUALIFIERS—SEPT 19–26
Running September 19 until 26, get your head in the game for your chance to qualify in our Paul George Celebrity Challenge.
There are eight Sweeps Coin Qualifiers in total, taking place from Sept 19 – 26. Players will compete for the chance to win a slice of the prize pool, exclusive Global Poker swag signed by Paul George, and to secure a place in the Paul George Celebrity Challenge Final, where they’ll get to play against PG-13 himself.
For those who are lucky enough to make it through to the Paul George Final, you’ll need to register to play in the Final yourself. A free entry will be added to your account as soon as you’ve won the Qualifier, so once you see that in there, you can register for the Final immediately.
PAUL GEORGE CELEBRITY CHALLENGE FINAL WINNERS
One player from each Qualifier will go through to the Paul George Final, which will run on September 27. Those eight Finalists will get to battle it out against each other and Paul George, for a chance to win a place in the Global Poker Celebrity Challenge Grand Final in November.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the schedule below for the full list of Paul George Celebrity Challenge events.Sweeps Coin Schedule
HEADS-UP CHALLENGE: PG-13 VS. KAT
That’s not all you can look forward to. As well as laying up your best shots against PG-13, players can also watch with anticipation as all four of our poker playing celebs go head-to-head in a series of heads-up poker battles.
Each celebrity will play against the other over the course of the series—don’t worry, you can catch all the live action right here on GlobalPoker.com—so don’t forget to come back to this page to tune in!
First up, we have Paul George who will be challenging his court comrade Karl-Anthony Towns to a poker duel. But who will sink the winning hook shot?
They’ve got three games to prove themselves! Whoever wins the best of three then donates $10,000 to a charity of their choice. We’ll release the winner of the heads-up challenge on this page, so check back on 1 October to find out!
2 GRAND FINAL SHOWDOWNS
After the four Celebrity Challenges, we’ll be wrapping things up in November with two Grand Finals—one for the celebs; one for the Global Poker finalists.
Four Global Poker finalists from each Celebrity Challenge Final will get the opportunity to participate in our Global Poker Celebrity Challenge Grand Final on 12 November. They will compete for a chance to win a rather special Ferrari Race Day experience—an all-expenses paid trip to a Ferrari Race Day experience of their choice in North America.
Our four celebs will be dealt a slightly different hand—they’ll get to battle it out against each other in the Celebrity Challenge Grand Final on 13 November. Only one celebrity can claim the top spot, but the top three winners will donate $90,000 between them to charities of their choice. Who will come out on top?
ONE CELEBRITY DOWN, THREE MORE TO GO
Keep your eyes peeled for our remaining Celebrity Challenges. There are four in total, and we’ve got a hell of a line-up for you, featuring pro-ballers Paul George and Karl-Anthony Towns, megastar athlete Michael Phelps, and beats maestro, DJ Khaled.
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WHAT YOU CAN WIN—SUPERSTAR PRIZES
If going all-in against one of the biggest names in basketball isn’t quite enough to get you on the offense, don’t worry, there are plenty of prizes players stand to win too.
Sweeps Coin Qualifiers stand to win a share of the prize pool, a Global Poker T-shirt signed by Paul George, plus a seat in the Paul George Celebrity Challenge Final, where the eight Finalists get to play against Paul George for a place in the Paul George Celebrity Challenge Grand Final.
Four Finalists will then compete for the top spot in the Grand Final, and for the chance to win the ultimate Ferrari experience; an all-expenses paid trip to a Ferrari Race Day experience of their choice in North America.
Check out our Celebrity Challenge page for a full rundown of prizes.
CELEBRITY CHALLENGE GRAND FINAL
Sure, these guys are stars, but are they players? All will be revealed in our Celebrity Challenge Grand Final. Watch Paul George, Karl-Anthony Towns, Michael Phelps, and DJ Khaled take their best shots in the ultimate celebrity knockout.
Only one winner gets to walk away with the cheese, and the opportunity to donate $40,000 to a charity of their choice. Second place gets to donate $30,000; third place $20,000.
We’ll be releasing footage of the Grand Final antics over on our Celebrity Challenge page, so check back in November to see who comes out on top!
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DON'T MISS OUT
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