World Poker Tour has scrapped the old Championship format and created a new Tournament of Champions format in its stead dividing opinion within the poker community.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) season-ending masterpiece is having a fresh coat of paint for the second time in recent years, only this time it’s virtually unrecognisable. The WPT World Championship is dead. Long live the WPT Tournament of Champions.
Two years ago, the WPT lowered the buy-in to $15,400, shipped out of Las Vegas and moved to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The fireworks failed to light. There weren’t even any sparks. Now it gets a brand new wick.
The thing is, this tournament, as glorious as it once was, just hasn’t been cutting the mustard of late. That’s a problem when it’s the apex of your brand.