Colors Infinity to air GPL India Season 1 starting from 9th March

Global Poker League (GPL) India Season 1 to Air on Colors Infinity

The highly anticipated Season 1 of the India edition of Global Poker League (GPL) is set to make its television debut on Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD from 9th March onwards. The league has announced that the four-week event will be telecast every Saturday from 9th March to 6th April, 2019, between 7-8 pm, with the grand finale airing on 6th April.

Owned by Malta-based Mediarex and Entertainment, GPL has partnered with Sachiko Gaming operated PokerStars India to bring the free to play poker league to Indian audiences. Having initially announced the plans for the league in September 2017, the event experienced a delay of over one year, but finally started its online qualifiers in June 2018.

Six city-based teams including Kolkata Creators, Pune Alphas, Mumbai Jetsetters, Delhi Diehards, Bengaluru Hackers, and Chennai Sharks participated in GPL India Season 1. After a rigorous selection process and a boot camp, five players for each team were finalized in September 2018, followed by a competitive six-team tournament over the course of four weeks.

The five players of the winning GPL India team will receive PokerStars Players NLHE Championship (PSPC) Platinum Passes, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to play at the prestigious PSPC 2019 tournament in the Bahamas.

Max Rabinovitch, GPL Series Producer & Chief Strategy Officer, expressed his excitement about the expansion of the Global Poker League and the community participation. He believes that poker is set to become the next mind sport to gain popularity in India. CEO of PokerStars India, Ankur Dewani, also expressed his pride in the success of GPL India Season 1 and attributed it to the foundation that was laid on their platform.

The announcement has generated a lot of enthusiasm among poker enthusiasts, and the collaboration between GPL and PokerStars India is expected to bring a new level of excitement to the poker community in India. The televised event is anticipated to attract a large viewership and spark further interest in the sport of poker in the country.