Last month, the World Poker Tour quietly launched a new real money online poker room called WPT Global. It’s strangely hard to find if you’re in the United States. Those of us in the country can’t play on the site, but many other online poker rooms have the same restriction and can at least be located for more information, even if we can’t play. One of the hooks of WPT Global is the use of non-fungible token avatars (NFTs) for those who want to purchase one. And now, GAMAVRS, the studio that develops avatars for integration into the poker room, has added a lot of famous poker heroes who will represent the real-life celebrities they look like (in a drawn way). .
In this round of famous poker heroes are Steve Aoki, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Vince Van Patten (it’s the WPT, right?), Mario Ho, Joseph Cheong, Lynn Gilmartin, Matt Savage. , Maria Konnikova and Brad Owen, among others.
“Players will know immediately if they are playing against the real Steve Aoki, based on his NFT profile, which has a different shape and size than the usual profiles within the WPT Global platform,” said GAMAVRS CEO , Meysam Moradpour.
There are a total of 9,999 non-celebrity Poker Heroes avatars available to the public. The next public mint, a batch of 2,000, will be on Thursday, May 12th. They are minted in Polygon and can be minted with any Ethereum-based cryptographic wallet. Poker Heroes avatars can be resold.
There are three rarity levels of Poker Heroes avatars: humans, Cyborgs, and Gods. Humans make up 60% of the 9,999 avatars available, cyborgs 30% and gods 10%. Each rarity level includes advantages to WPT Global; they are not just for looks:
Human: $ 100,000 freeroll tournament entry, sponsored seats at Millionaire Maker events at WPT Global and access to a private poker discord channel.
Cyborgs: All humans get more access to poker tables from exclusive celebrities
Gods: All of the above plus access to live World Poker Tour VIP events
250 pre-minted avatars have already been sold. WPT Global and GAMAVRS may coin more than 9,999 Poker Heroes avatars if in demand.
“Our poker-themed NFTs are really access NFTs, so we will initially launch 9,999 avatars for poker enthusiasts around the world and expand based on user demand. This is not a shortage for us. , but more access for the headlines “, said Moradpour.
Image credit: GAMAVRS Twitter