Play With Michael Phelps & DJ Khaled In The Global Poker Celebrity Challenge
There's always plenty to be excited about on Global Poker, including the currently underway Micro Thunder Series VI with 37 Gold Coins and 37 Sweeps Coins events with GC 26,775,000 and SC 75,700 in guaranteed prizes. Now, Global Poker has announced its very first Global Poker Celebrity Challenge taking place Sept. 18-Nov. 13.
The challenge, which will offer prizes and donations to charities, gives poker players a chance to take on four celebrities: NBA superstars Paul George and Karl-Anthony Towns, Olympic icon Michael Phelps and legendary producer DJ Khaled.
There will be four celebrity heads-up challenges where each celebrity plays against the other, as well as four Celebrity Challenge Finals where Global Poker players can compete against the stars.
“For many of our players, Global Poker has been the best kept secret in the poker world for some time,” Global Poker General Manager David Lyons said in a press release. “We see this challenge as a great opportunity to bring our unique and authentic poker experience to a wider audience, and are thrilled to have these amazing athletes and musicians on board.”
Before each celebrity showdown, Global Poker will launch a series of Sweeps Coin qualifying events for Global Poker Players to take part in.
Here are the dates for each of the Celebrity Challenges:
- Paul George Celebrity Challenge: Sept. 19-Oct 1
- Karl-Anthony Towns Celebrity Challenge: Oct. 2-15
- Michael Phelps Celebrity Challenge: Oct. 16-29
- DJ Khaled Celebrity Challenge: Oct. 30-Nov. 12
- Global Poker Player Celebrity Challenge Grand Final: November 12
- Celebrity Challenge Grand Final: November 13
Playing For a Good Cause
There will be eight qualifiers for each Celebrity Challenge and players who make it through the Sweeps Coin Qualifiers will compete for the chance to win some of the prize pool and exclusive Global Poker swag signed by the celebrities.
Each celebrity will host a Celebrity Final Challenge and one player from each Qualifer will go through to the Final. The eight finalists will battle it out against each other and one of the celebrities for a chance to win a spot in the Global Poker Celebrity Challenge Grand Final on Nov. 12, where they will compete to win a Ferrari Race Day experience of their choice in North America.
The four celebrities will then battle each other in the Celebrity Challenge Grand Final on Nov. 13. The top three winners will donate $90,000 between them to charities of their choice.
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Whichever celebrity wins the best of three will donate $10,000 to a charity of their choice.
George, who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, said he planned to support the American Heart Association, which “holds a special place in my heart” after his mother had a stroke when he was a child.
“So this will allow me to help other stroke victims,” George said in a Global Poker press release.
To learn more about the upcoming Global Poker Celebrity Challenge, visit GlobalPoker.com.
*Images courtesy of Global Poker.
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