Marking the eight-year celebration of PokerBaazi, the platform has announced the launch of the country’s biggest poker tournament, which will notably be called Greatest of All Tournaments (GOAT). Known for its unique ways of announcing its events, PokerBaazi revealed GOAT with a bang-up music video. The tournament comes with massive prize money of seven crore and is going to be India’s largest ever single poker tournament. The satellite tournaments (daily qualifiers) are scheduled to commence on 1 October 2022, with the main tournament starting on 30 October.
PokerBaazi started its operations on the 23 October 2014. In the last eight years, the company has come a long way in contributing to the growth of the Poker ecosystem in India. Its market-best product and many industry-first gameplay features have helped PokerBaazi in establishing its tech prowess and industry-leading position.
Speaking about the milestone, Baazi Games founder and CEO Navkiran Singh said, “With India marching ahead in building its technology arsenal and fast progressing in its infrastructure, especially with the rollout of 5G, we foresee an immense growth in product-led startups in our country. Poker for sure is a sunrise segment within the larger gaming ecosystem.”
He also added, “It gives me immense pride that we as a team have built this solid product in these eight years and now, as Poker is taking shape as a sports category in India, we need events that people will look forward to playing. I am sure that India will see many Poker GOATs in the time to come and hence our new tournament is aptly coined. I am certain that the Poker industry will grow exponentially in the next five years. This celebration stands for the milestones we have achieved as an industry and the users who made this possible.”
As of FY’21, real money gaming is the largest contributor to the online gaming revenue occupying nearly 54 per cent of the market share. PokerBaazi has also grown to become the primary driver of Baazi Games’ unprecedented growth contributing to over 75 per cent of Baazi Games’ revenue. Earlier this year, PokerBaazi had marked the one billionth hand being played on the platform. The festive season is surely looking even more rewarding for Indian poker players as the company has announced massive giveaways across game formats, scheduled to run for over a month. This began with a seven crore game leaderboard that started on 26 September.