Prepare for take-off as MPN launches UCOP Passport and UCOP Mini this January 2019. Hot on the heels of its biggest Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) to date, the MPN brings back the popular UCOP tournament series with 112 thrilling events and over €500,000 guaranteed across two series between 13 January and 10 February 2019.
Jet-setting players are set to stuff their suitcases, with the UCOP Passport leaderboard awarding €10,000 worth of prizes across all UCOP Passport events from 27 January to 10 February 2019. Check it out here.
The poker player claiming the top spot will experience the trip of a lifetime, as they take home three incredible MPN Poker Tour (MPNPT) packages worth €4,500, plus a €550 Online Poker Tournament tickets package. Players have the opportunity to travel to any of the remaining MPNPT live poker events in 2019, taking place in some of the most stunning European cities. The lucky winner will receive entry into the main event and one side event, accommodation for themselves and a guest, plus cash towards travel expenses.
Winners of any UCOP Passport event will also qualify for the Tournament of Champions on 17 February 2019, with a reward of one MPN Poker Tour package worth €1,500. Additionally, the MPN has scheduled twelve 50% Super Bounty Events awarding over €40,000 in prizes.
Hugely popular series UCOP Mini also makes a return from 13-27 January, offering the same format as UCOP Passport but with buy-ins and guarantees at one tenth the size. With a range of buy-ins from €0.55 to €320 across both series, players can experience the action, whatever their level.
Qualification for both the UCOP Passport and UCOP Mini series is available at a fraction of the cost with satellites currently running 24 hours a day on all participating MPN online poker rooms. The packed satellite schedule includes a 50 Seat Mega Feeder to the UCOP Passport Main Event (€22 entry freeze out guaranteeing €5,500 in seats) 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 many more.
Alex Scott, Managing Director of Poker at Microgaming, comments: “The MPN have 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.”