Gather Your Forces And Prepare For The 5-A-Side Poker Championship At Winner Poker
Sunday, 17. April 2011

Get together your crack team of poker buddies and prepare for a battle at Winner Poker. The 5-A-Side Poker Championship is a team event which will see the best teams fighting it out for over $100,000 in the 5-A-Side Poker Championship Final.

The 5-A-Side Poker Championship is a series of MTT’s where players will compete against one another in order to accumulate points for their teams. Registration for this championship begins on April 18th and will continue through May 8th. Players will then have from May 9th through May 12th to make any final changes to their team.

5-A-Side Poker Championship Registration
As captain of your team, it is up to you to recruit the other four members of your team. You may recruit team members from you list of friends that are members of Winner Poker or you may invite a friend to Winner Poker through their Refer A Friend Program which will also result in a nice little bonus for you. If you are still searching for more players, you may visit the Winner Poker community page on Facebook.

Once you have recruited all of the members of your team, you must assign each player a position. After captain, the remaining positions are Forward, Midfielder, Defender and Keeper.

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

Gold League: $30+$5 per member each tournament
Silver League: $5+$1 per member each tournament

Both the Gold League and Silver League tournaments will run according to the same schedule.
Team members register to the tournaments in accordance with their position on the team.

5-A-Side Poker Championship Group Stage
The championship is made up of two stages, the Group Stage and the Playoff Stage. The 5-A-Side Poker Championship Group Stage tournaments will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 20:00 GMT+1 from May 16th through June 9th. The Group Stage tournament structure is as follows:


5-A-Side Poker Championship Group Stage Prizes
The 5-A-Side Poker Championship awards personal performance as well as team play. Each week of the Group Stage, Winner Poker will be awarding three different prizes for individual excellence:

MVP: The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is the player that accumulates the most points over the course of the week. The MVP will receive $300 cash.
MVT: The Most Valuable Team (MVT) is the team that accumulates the most points over the course of the week. The MVT will share a $1,250 cash prize.
MVP of MVT: The player that accumulates the most points on the MVT will receive an additional $550 cash in addition to their share of the MVT prize.

5-A-Side Poker Championship Playoff Stage
Each league of the championship will have its own Playoff Stage with the top 100 performing teams from the Group Stage advancing according to the following:

* The top 5 performing teams from each league in the Group Stage advance directly to the 5-A-Side Poker Championship Finals.
* The teams finishing in 6th – 20th position in the Group Stage advance directly to the ½ Finals.
* The teams finishing in 21st – 100th position in the Group Stage advance to the ¼ Finals.
* The top 10 teams from the ¼ Finals move on to the ½ Finals where they will be joined by the teams that finished in 6th – 20th position in the Group Stage.
* The top 5 teams from the ½ Finals move on to the Finals where they will be joined by the top 5 performing teams from the Group Stage.

The Playoff Stage tournament structure is as follows:


5-A-Side Poker Championship Playoffs Stage Prizes
The 5-A-Side Poker Championship will award the top 10 finishing teams in the Gold League with a total of over $70,000 guaranteed:


The 5-A-Side Poker Championship will award the top 10 finishing teams in the Silver League with a total of over $30,000 guaranteed:


Join Winner Poker and gather your forces for some serious team action.