The Mansion Poker 5-A-Side Poker Championship
Sunday, 1. May 2011

Mansion Poker’s 5-A-Side Poker Championship offers their members the chance to win a share of well over $100,000 in guaranteed prizes. The competition allows players that are fans of both poker and soccer to create their own teams and compete against others. Each team is made up of 5 players that will take part in Multi Table Tournaments in an effort to accumulate as many points for their team as possible in an effort to rise to the top of the 5-A-Side Leaderboard rankings. The teams that manage to generate the most points in the Group Stage will move on to the Playoffs Stage where they will play for the big money.

Each team captain is required to select four players and define their positions on the team: forward, midfielder, defender and keeper. Captains may choose friends for their team that are already members of Mansion Poker or add friends via the poker room’s Refer A Friend Program. The last day to register your team is May 8th so get going!

The 5-A-Side Poker Championship is made up of two different leagues with each league featuring tournaments with different buy-ins:

Gold League: $30+$5 tournament buy-ins
Silver League: $5+$1 tournament buy-ins

When one registers their team, they are required to select the league in which their team will participate. Players are only allowed to participate on one team in each league.

5-A-Side Poker Championship Tournament Strucure
The Group Stage tournaments of both the Gold and Silver Leagues will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 20:00 GMT+1 from May 16th through June 9th and follow identical schedules:

The top 100 teams on the 5-A-Side Groups Leaderboard at the conclusion of the Groups Stage move on to the Playoff Stage according to the following:

* The top 5 teams on the Groups Leaderboard receive seats to the Finals.
* Teams finishing 21st through 100th on the Groups Leaderboard move on to the ¼ Finals. The top 10 teams on the 5-A-Side Playoffs Leaderboard after the ¼ Finals move on to the ½ Finals.
* The ½ Finals will see the top 10 teams from the ¼ Finals meet the teams that finished 6th – 20th on the Groups Leaderboard.
* The top 5 performing teams in the ½ Finals will move on the Finals.

The 5-A-Side Playoffs structure is as follows:

5-A-Side Poker Championship Prize Strucure
The 5-A-Side Poker Championship awards both player and team performances weekly. Each week of the championship, Mansion Poker will be awarding prizes for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) as well as the Most Valuable Team (MVT) and the MVP of the MVT:

MVP: The player that manages to accumulate the most points over course of any given week is awarded $300.
MVT: The best performing team over the course of any given week is awarded $1,250.
MVP of MVT: The highest scoring player on the best performing team on any given week is awarded $500 on top of the $1,250 that they will share with their team for having been part of the MVT.

The top 10 performing teams throughout the entirety of the championship will receive the following prizes:

Team up with your friends at MansionPoker and play for some serious cash.