The free-to-play tournament will be open to all players, so long as they have the virtual dough.

Next Friday, PokerStars VR will kick off their inaugural PokerStars Virtual Reality Poker Tournament, offering players the chance to obtain eternal poker glory and join the ranks of fellow PokeStars legends. Composed of three virtual “stops,” the tournament will feature buy-ins catering to players of varying levels, beginning with three events taking place at the end of the month.

Kicking off September 27th, the VRPT Space event will have players duking it out in space aboard the Galaxy Space Station:

  • Friday, September 27th – Mini Main Event: 1M chip buy-in with a 60M guarantee. First place takes home 25M.
  • Saturday, September 28 – Main Event: a 5M chip buy-in with a 300M chip guarantee. First place takes home 125M. The event will also feature a yet-to-be-announced “special guest.”
  • Sunday, September 29 – Ultra High Roller: 25M chip buy-in with a 200M chip guarantee. First place takes home at least 100M.
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Following September’s competitions, VRPT participants will then battle it out at the Macau space in October before the tournaments final stop at a yet-to-be-announced location in November. Winners of each competition will receive a coveted VRPT bracelet for their avatar as well as additional points towards the Player of the Year leader board, forever signifying to other players that, yes, I am better than you.

Fear not, however, my fellow amateurs. Each player who registers for the competition will receive a free swag bag of digital accessories for their avatars; this includes a PokerStars hat, an astronaut-themed rubber ducky, a VRPT microphone, custom headphones, additional chips, and several other virtual goodies. 

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Finally, PokerStars has announced their search for an official VR ambassador to serve as the primary representative of the PokerStars VR community. Little information regarding the necessary qualifications has been revealed as of yet, though we can only assume that skill, as well as overall player personality, will be significant factors in the selection process. 

“We’re looking for our first official PokerStars VR Ambassador,” said PokerStars in an official release. “A global, galactic, roving ambassador in a headset, making history as the first person ever to occupy such a role. All without having to put your shoes on.”

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PokerStars VR is available to play free on Oculus Rift/Rift S, and Oculus Quest via Oculus, and the HTC Vive/Vive Pro, Windows Mixed Reality, and Valve Index via SteamVR.

Unfortunately, all spots for the September stop have already been filled, though you can still sign-up for the wait-list. PokerStars will provide updates on the tournaments future stops as we grow closer to their respective dates. 

Feature Image Credit: Lucky VR Inc.

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