New Delhi, August , 2021: Taking the poker scenario a notch higher in the country, Baazi Games, India’s renowned gaming tech group, concluded the second season of Asian Poker Tour online in India. Hosted on http://Pokerbaazi.com, the eight day long online tournament series started from August 1st and concluded on August 8th. The series witnessed the entry of 25,606 talented poker players from across the country where the winners took home a massive prize pool of more than INR 8 crores.
Along with cash prizes, the Asian Poker Tour awarded 10 trophies, 3 championship rings and a luxury watch as well as various other accolades to establish the Indian players as some of the best in Asia. The top three winners were Mr. Rajat Sharma from Gurgaon, Haryana (Super Highroller Event), Mr. Mithun Mahesh from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra (Highroller Event) and Mr. Subhayan Das from Siliguri, West Bengal (Main Event). The three ultimate poker pros emerged victorious through their laser target strategy and mental fortitude.
Additionally, Mr. Vinay Rajpal, Mr. Aman Parakh and Mr. Bhanu Prakash emerged as the series Leaderboard winners and were recognized as standout players in the region. The Leaderboard winners took home the ‘Player of the Series Trophy’, Championship Ring and a Luxury Watch.
Commenting on the success of the Asian Poker Tour, Mr. Navkiran Singh, Founder & CEO at Baazi Games, said, “We are really happy with the sheer fervor and love that Indian poker players showered during the Asian Poker Tour. Witnessing such enormous participation not only surpassed our expectations but also helped empower the hidden marvels of this skill-based game, poker. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team has already started gearing up for the next season, and we are certain that the follow up season of Asian Poker Tour will be bigger and better.”
Asian Poker Tour is one of Asia’s leading tournaments which announced the first-ever exclusive online series for Indian players, in 2020, in partnership with Pokerbaazi.com. This year, it was the second edition of the premium poker series which was held entirely online.
Top 3 Champions of APT:
APT#35 Super Highroller 80L GTD
Winner Name: Rajat Sharma
Winner Age: 42
Winner City: Gurgaon, Haryana
APT#29 Highroller 75L GTD Winner Name: Mithun Mahesh Winner Age: 28
Winner City: Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
APT#49 Main Event 1CR GTD
Winner Name: Subhayan Das
Winner Age: 26
Winner City: Siliguri, West Bengal