Poker website PokerBaazi hosted one of the biggest online poker tournaments in the country Game Changer with a total of 3777 entries and a total prize pool of Rs. 3.77 crores.
The event, having a buy-in of Rs. 11,000 was hosted on the PokerBaazi platform from 20th-24th February, 2019 and had a guaranteed prizepool of Rs. 2 crores. However, according to the company, the guaranteed prizepool was surpassed within the first two days due to the high number of registrations.
Bengaluru-based 29-year old poker player Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar emerged victorious after a grueling two days of online poker and took home total prize money of Rs. 60 lakhs.
Commenting on his victory, Sekar noted, “It is unbelievable that I won India’s biggest Poker tournament organized by PokerBaazi. When the Game Changer was announced, I was sure to participate and knew that it would be a dream come true to win this one. After winning it, no words can do justice to how I feel!”
Navkiran Singh, founder and CEO of PokerBaazi congratulated the winner and added that the tournament was historic for Indian poker players.
“I am proud to say that Prashanth Sekar (Iveyleague) helped PokerBaazi create history by winning Game Changer. I wish him luck for all his future tournaments. Game Changer has been a testament to the skill and ingenuity and has lived up to the vision of its creators in every way possible”, he said in a press release.