2% of prize pools of all regular tournaments with at least 25 players will go into a Team Challenge prize pool. Players can form teams of four people and collect points when cashing in tournaments. 75% of the Team Challenge prize pool will go the winning team and 25% to the runner-up team. In addition, Battle of Malta has agreed to reward all four players of this year’s winning team also with a main event seat at the #BOM2019.
Team Challenge ranking events are marked with the event number being on a red background in the festival schedule. Only events that have at least 25 players reward ranking points. Teams can be registered until the first break of the Main Event Day 1. In order to receive points for ranking events on Tuesday, Feb 19th and Wednesday, Feb 20th the team has to be registered before the respective event starts.
Points for the Team Challenge are calculated based on the prize money earned from a tournament divided by the amount of the average tournament buy-in (without fee). Points from the Main Event and the Highroller Event will be multiplied with a coefficient of 1.1.
In case there is a prize money deal between players then all involved players will receive team challenge ranking points according to officially announced prize money of the lowest place involved. E.g. when 3 remaining players of the tournament decide to split the prize money of top 3 places equally they will all receive points based on the amount of the official 3rd place prize money irrespective of the final actual payouts.
Not to worry if you don’t have a team, just show up before the first break of the main event and we’ll put you in contact with teams that are missing players.