PokerStrategy.com League of Champions: Info thread

    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087

      What is the League of Champions?

      The PokerStrategy.com League of Champions is a poker league, in which 36 players are competing against each other. Face your 35 rivals on 18 MTT match days, spread out over 6 weeks, and become one of 5 champions to make it to the playoffs, which boast a total prize pool of $43,500.


      How can I participate in the League of Champions?


      Qualify for the league phase in 20 qualification tournaments - or get selected as a champion to represent our English language community in the league.




      Get selected by your community

      • Submit your application in the application thread by 18.08.2010 and tell the community why you should be selected as the champion
      • After the pre-selection process, the community will vote for a champion in forum polls
      • Up to 16 players from 13 language communities can qualify for the league through the community vote


      Qualify for the league in 20 tournaments

      Phase 1: Qualification 14.08 – 03.09
      • 16 freeroll tournaments with a guaranteed prize pool of $300 each
      • Two $11 MTTs and two $55 MTTs
      • Tournaments are held on a daily basis
      • There is a total of 20 tournaments
      Starting times of the tournaments
      • The qualification tournaments start on Saturday, 14.08.2010
      • Monday to Friday: 18:00 GMT
      • Saturday: 20:00 GMT
      • Sunday: 16:00 GMT
      • the winner of each tournament receives a ticket to the league - in addition to the prize money for the 1st place

      Find more details in the Tournament schedule


      The league: 36 champions, 18 match days and 18 community freerolls

      Phase 2: League 15.09 – 26.10
      • 18 match days, spread out over a period of six weeks
      • There are 15x 36-player MTTs without a buy-in and without any prize money, as well as three final 36-player MTTs with a prize pool of $2,000 each
      • The five players with the highest number of points make it to the playoffs
      • 18 accompanying $500 community freerolls at PartyPoker, each starting one hour before the main event
      Match days during the league phase
      • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 18:00 GMT

      The points in the league are distributed as follows:

      Rank 1: 15 points
      Rank 2: 12 points
      Rank 3: 10 points
      Rank 4: 8 points
      Rank 5: 7 points
      Rank 6: 6 points
      Rank 7: 5 points
      Rank 8: 4 points
      Rank 9: 3 points
      Rank 10: 2 points
      Rank 11: 1 point
      Rank 12: 1 point
      Rank 13: 0 points
      Rank 14: ...

      The playoffs: 5 champions and a total prize pool of $43,500

      Phase 3: Playoffs 30.10 – 07.11
      • The five best players from the league will play in the playoffs according to their points
      • The playoffs will be played heads-up, in a "Best of 3" mode
      • The final will be played in a "Best of 5" mode
      • The player who ranked fifth in the league will face the player who ranked fourth
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked third in the league
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked second in the league
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked first in the league in the final heads-up game

      Make sure to check out our news about the PokerStrategy.com League of Champions powered by PartyPoker and bookmark this thread to keep up to date with the latest information on the League of Champions.

      Important notes and entry conditions:
      • In order to participate in the qualification tournaments and the accompanying freerolls, you need a PartyPoker account tracked to PokerStrategy.com.
      • By participating in the League of Champions, you automatically agree to appear in news articles, forum posts, interviews, etc., and to be listed in result overviews, rankings, etc.
      • Before you participate, please make sure you are available during the playoffs. It is not possible to change any match dates! If you don't participate in a match, this will automatically be counted as a loss.
      • If several players finish the league phase with the same amount of points, the player who won the most matches during the league phase qualifies. If this is a tie again, we will consider the number of matches in which the players finished second place, and so on.
      • If a player qualifies for the league through a qualification tournament as well as through the community vote, the second ranked player from the given qualification tournament also receives a ticket to the league.
      • The terms and conditions of PartyPoker and PokerStrategy.com apply. Any form of collusion is not permitted. If PartyPoker or PokerStrategy.com notice a breach of rule, all involved participants will be disqualified.
      • PokerStrategy.com retains the right to exclude players from the League of Champions at any time.
      • Your application has to include a portrait format photo of you. By submitting your application, you automatically agree to publicly appear in news articles, forum posts, interviews, etc. at PokerStrategy.com. After the application deadline on the 18.08.2010, the community votes for a champion in four phases. All Bronze members and above are eligible to vote.
      • You may only apply to become champion in one of the communities. If you apply in more than one PokerStrategy.com community, you will be disqualified.
      • All listed times are given in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Qualification Period (14.08 – 03.09)

      Qualify to join the league phase in 20 qualification tournaments.

      • 16 freerolls with a prize pool of $300 each
      • Two $11 MTTs and two $55 MTTs
      • Tournaments are held on a daily basis
      • There will be a total of 20 tournaments
      Starting times of the tournaments
      • Qualification tournaments start on Saturday, 14.08.2010
      • Monday to Friday: 18:00 (GMT)
      • Saturday: 20:00 (GMT)
      • Sunday: 16:00 (GMT)
      • the winner of each tournament receives a ticket to the league

      [B]Tournament schedule for the qualification freerolls at PartyPoker[/b]

      Day, dateTimeTournamentWinnerCountry
      Saturday, 14.08.2010, 20:00 $300 freeroll:aBios
      Sunday, 15.08.2010, 16:00 $300 freeroll:Strashny
      Monday, 16.08.2010, 18:00 $11 MTT:Basel2006
      Tuesday, 17.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll:TrebuhH
      Wednesday, 18.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll:fulbik
      Thursday, 19.08.2010, 18:00 $55 MTT:e2e4e5
      Friday, 20.08.2010, 18:00 $300 Freeroll:romakasper
      Saturday, 21.08.2010, 20:00 $300 Freeroll:SevaLimon
      Sunday, 22.08.2010, 16:00 $300 Freeroll:lumen90
      Monday, 23.08.2010, 18:00 $300 Freeroll:NutsBuster
      Tuesday, 24.08.2010, 18:00 $11 MTT:ArmouredTrain
      Wednesday, 25.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll:RogueCorp
      Thursday, 26.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll: szuru
      Friday, 27.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll:ursik
      Saturday, 28.08.2010, 20:00 $300 freeroll: 7delp7
      Sunday, 29.08.2010, 16:00 $300 freeroll: shtototipotogo
      Monday, 30.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll: pokericek
      Tuesday, 31.08.2010, 18:00 $300 freeroll:arem
      Wednesday, 01.09.2010, 18:00 $55 MTT:Tonding
      Thursday, 02.09.2010, 18:00 $300 Freeroll:oprof


      Here is how you will find the qualifcation freeroll in the PartyPoker software:
      [list]
      [*]Poker -> Tournaments
      [*]Game name -> Specials
      [*]sort by [B]Date[/b] (or Name) in the overview[/list]
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Results of the Community Votes

      Congratulations to


      TwiceT

      who will represent the English language community as the voted champion for the League of Champions.
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Participants in the League Phase and Preliminary Results

      • 18 match days spread out over a period of six weeks
      • There are 18 36-player MTTs without a buy-in
      • The first 15 match days are played for points only
      • On each of the last three match days, there is also a prize pool of $2,000 to be won
      • The five players with the highest number of points make it to the playoffs
      • 18 accompanying $500 community freerolls at PartyPoker, each starting one hour before the league match

      Match days during the league phase
      • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 18:00 (GMT)

      Tournament schedule for the league phase at PartyPoker

      Day, dateTimeTournament
      Wednesday, 15.09.201018:00MTT
      Saturday, 18.09.201018:00MTT
      Sunday, 19.09.201018:00MTT
      Wednesday, 22.09.201018:00MTT
      Saturday, 25.09.201018:00MTT
      Sunday, 26.09.201018:00MTT
      Wednesday, 29.09.201018:00MTT
      Saturday, 02.10.201018:00MTT
      Sunday, 03.10.201018:00MTT
      Wednesday, 06.10.201018:00MTT
      Wednesday, 13.10.201018:00 MTT
      Saturday, 16.10.201018:00 MTT
      Saturday, 16.10.201018:00 MTT
      Sunday, 17.10.201018:00 MTT
      Sunday, 17.10.201018:00 MTT
      Wednesday, 20.10.201018:00 MTT $2,000
      Saturday, 23.10.201018:00MTT $2,000
      Sunday, 24.10.201018:00MTT $2,000
      Schedule changed: Oct 09, 2010

      Final standings after match day 18 of 18
      RankNameCountryPoints
      1arem84
      2Maxippouce 75
      3[b]szuru[/b]68
      4TwiceT67
      5g3no65
      6Basel2006 61
      7eleph57
      8pokericek 53
      9SevaLimon 48
      10fulbik47
      11Kariyou77 47
      12mibel46
      13ursik46
      147delp746
      15Tonding43
      16ArmouredTrain 43
      17Pinowww40
      18simon1989 40
      19e2e4e539
      20Alverine 38
      21TrebuhH35
      22RogueCorp 33
      23Strashny 29
      24romakasper 27
      25kobeyard 25
      26oprof24
      27bogec8423
      28noriyang 22
      29aBios21
      30vladd2017
      31NutsBuster 15
      32Siete777 7
      32TheCrazyRaccoon1
      34lumen900
      34shtototipotogo 0



      Results of the PokerStrategy League of Champions League Tournament No. 17, Saturday, 23.10.2010, 18:00 GMT
      RankNameCountryPointsPrice
      1.pokericek15$1000
      2.arem12$600
      3.ursik10$400
      4.RogueCorp8
      5.g3no7
      6.7delp76
      7.szuru5
      8.oprof4
      9.simon19893
      10.e2e4e52
      11.noriyang1
      12.SevaLimon1


      Results of the PokerStrategy League of Champions League Tournament No. 18, Sunday, 24.10.2010, 18:00 GMT
      RangNameLandPunktePreisgeld
      1.NutsBuster15$1000
      2.e2e4e512$600
      3.fulbik10$400
      4.7delp78
      5.Basel20067
      6.oprof6
      7.SevaLimon5
      8.noriyang4
      9.Strashny3
      10.pokericek2
      11.eleph1
      12.vladd201

      The standings are updated every Thursday and Monday.
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      The Playoffs (30.10 – 07.11)

      • The five best players from the league will play in the playoffs according to their points
      • The playoffs will be played as heads-up matches
      • The player who ranked fifth in the league will face the player who ranked fourth
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked third in the league
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked second in the league
      • The winner of this match will face the player who ranked first in the league in the final heads-up game
      • 4 accompanying $500 community freerolls at PartyPoker, each starting an hour before the playoff match

      Payout structure

      Rank 1: $25,000
      Rank 2: $10,000
      Rank 3: $5,000
      Rank 4: $2,500
      Rank 5: $1,000

      Tournament schedule and results of the playoffs at PartyPoker

      Day, dateTimeTournament
      Saturday, 30.10.201018:00Heads-up Best of 3
      Sunday, 31.10.201017:00 Heads-up Best of 3
      Saturday, 06.11.201019:00 Heads-up Best of 3
      Sunday, 07.11.201017:00 Heads-up Best of 5
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      The Community Freerolls

      Day, dateTimeTournament
      Wednesday, 15.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 18.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 19.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Wednesday, 22.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 25.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 26.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Wednesday, 29.09.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 02.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 03.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Wednesday, 06.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 09.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 10.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Wednesday, 13.10.2010 17:00 $500 Freeroll
      Saturday, 16.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 17.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Wednesday, 20.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 23.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 24.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 30.10.2010 17:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 31.10.2010 16:00 $500 freeroll
      Saturday, 06.11.2010 18:00 $500 freeroll
      Sunday, 07.11.2010 16:00 $500 freeroll

      You can find the schedule for the qualification freerolls here

      How do I participate in the community freerolls?
      [list][*]You need a [url=http://www.pokerstrategy.com/party-poker/]PartyPoker.com account[/url] that is tracked to PokerStrategy.com to participate in the freerolls
      [*]You can find the freerolls in the tournament overview in the PartyPoker software
      [*]Registration for the freerolls starts one hour before the tournament and is possible until the blind level is increased for the first time
      [*]More details on the tournaments will be released soon[/list]
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      The PokerStrategy.com League of Champions kicks off with its first stage - the qualifiers. The first one is a $300 freeroll where the winner gets a seat to the league and will start today on PartyPoker.

      • Name: PokerStrategy $300 League of Champions Freeroll Qualifier
      • Freeroll ID: 1989722
      • Freeroll starts: 14.08, 20:00 GMT
      • Registration starts: 14.08, 18:30 GMT
      • Prize pool: $300 + one LoC league seat
      • Seats available: 10,000
      • Requirements: a tracked real money account at PartyPoker created via PokerStrategy.com

      Here is how you will find the qualifcation freeroll in the PartyPoker software:
      [list]
      [*]Poker -> Tournaments
      [*]Game name -> Specials
      [*]sort by [B]Date[/b] (or Name) in the overview[/list]
      Screenshot removed to reduce loading times
    • travisready
      travisready
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2008 Posts: 68
      Having difficulty finding the first tourney....any help would be appreciated :]
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      Originally posted by travisready
      Having difficulty finding the first tourney....any help would be appreciated :]
      It's under the "specials" tab :) . Finding it shouldn't be difficult now, just search for the tournament ID ;)

      Primzi
    • travisready
      travisready
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2008 Posts: 68
      Thank you so much .....i truly am a meathead, lol
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Thanks Primzi :)
      I updated my post from today with a screenshot.
      Here is how you will find the qualifcation freeroll in the PartyPoker software:
      [list]
      [*]Poker -> Tournaments
      [*]Game name -> Specials
      [*]sort by [B]Date[/b] (or Name) in the overview[/list]
      Screenshot removed to reduce loading times
    • travisready
      travisready
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.07.2008 Posts: 68
      Sigh ;( First qualifier ......out at 137th. Tons of connection probs......is this common with party poker now? It used to be a very good site. Good luck in the next one Everyone!
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      I didn't have any problems myself but I did see some players having some at my tables and in the forums.
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Results of the PokerStrategy.com $300 League of Champions Freeroll Qualifier no. 1, Staturday, 14.08.2010, 20:00 GMT

      RankNameCountryPrize
      1.aBios$56.25
      2.zaycevnn$31.65
      3.moraug$19.80
      4.powerUser$15.60
      5.ArLast$12.75
      6.ErniSheep$9.75
      7.vas778$7.50
      8.poydet$5.25
      9.evgen37180$3.84
      10.DJKSchnapper$2.31

      Congratulations to aBios, who secured himself a spot as champion for the league phase.
    • MichaelM
      MichaelM
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.01.2007 Posts: 4,087
      Today at 16:00 GMT starts the PokerStrategy.com League of Champions (powered by PartyPoker) Qualifier Freeroll no. 2.
      Here are all the details you need to participate.

      • Name: PokerStrategy $300 League of Champions Freeroll Qualifier
      • Freeroll ID: 1989732
      • Freeroll starts: Sunday, 15.08, 16:00 GMT
      • Registration starts: Sunday, 15.08, 14:30 GMT
      • Prize pool: $300 + one LoC league seat
      • Seats available: 10,000
      • Requirements: a tracked real money account at PartyPoker created via PokerStrategy.com

      Here is how you will find the qualifcation freeroll in the PartyPoker software:
      [list]
      [*]Poker -> Tournaments
      [*]Game name -> Specials
      [*]sort by [B]Date[/b] (or Name) in the overview[/list]
      Screenshot removed to reduce loading times
    • Xantos
      Xantos
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.09.2005 Posts: 8,764
      Congratulations to Ukraine / aBios for securing the first seat in the League of Champions!
    • Ding3s
      Ding3s
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.07.2010 Posts: 17
      Sorry if this is wrong place to ask, but is it possible to track my PP account with PokerStrategy if it's not tracked already? Will appreciate any help ;) .
    • EagleStar88
      EagleStar88
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 7,359
      Originally posted by Ding3s
      Sorry if this is wrong place to ask, but is it possible to track my PP account with PokerStrategy if it's not tracked already? Will appreciate any help ;) .
      Hi Ding3s,

      Unfortunately poker platforms do not allow the retracking of existing accounts and do not allow multiple accounts to be set up.

      As such you will unfortunately not be able to participate in the community freerolls etc, but check out the "Get selected by your community" part (top of the opening post of this thread) which doesn't require you to have a tracked account ;)

      Any problems or further clarification required, don't hesitate to shout.

      Best regards,


      Bart
    • OnkelHotte
      OnkelHotte
      Black
      Joined: 16.01.2005 Posts: 18,433
      Results of the PokerStrategy $300 League of Champions Freeroll Qualifier no. 2, Sunday, 15.08.2010, 16:00 GMT

      RankNameCountryPrize
      1.Strashny$58.50
      2.dbxxx$32.25
      3.FreddyRUS$20.40
      4.nookie1$15.90
      5.robforum$12.90
      6.Vedm$9.90
      7.master161$7.65
      8.QvinTiQ$5.25
      9.arem$3.90
      10.6th$2.55

      Congratulations to Strashny who won the second qualifier on Sunday. The Polish community will send at least two champions to the league phase.
    • Jakub
      Jakub
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.01.2007 Posts: 5,892
      O, yeah!

      Congrats Strashny! Look out for more Polish guys in the league phase :)