Even before the World Music Festival, GGPoker made history by announcing a record $200 million guarantee. After running 1,012 contests, the site raised more money, donating $239,143,262 in 37 days.
GGWF is also the most inclusive festival with low, medium, high and super competitions. By the end of the event, a total of 3,042,228 entries had been received.
Two of the thousands of players who have passed through GGPoker have become millionaires. In the Mega Millions Special Edition, European players Leon Sturm and Juan Pardo doubled up for $1,518,400 and $1,171,144 respectively.
The GGWF leaderboard is also dominated by millers from the Old World. Internet legend Niklas Astedt from Sweden scored the highest score in the super category. The Polish team “WhoBeatsMe” won the high group championship, the Austrian team “JESUISYAZZY” won the middle group championship, and the Montenegro team “KingOfAllins” won the low group championship.
Brazil’s final was even more exciting. In the Main Event, Guilherme Ramalho won $871,221 after defeating 6,190 opponents. Another major event in the series, the $500 Global Millions, saw three pros claim six-figure prize money. Felipe Costa won the heads-up event, adding $332,732 to his bankroll, while Felipe Ketzer finished fifth for $184,848. Minutes before the gaucho fell, Luiz Duarte won by six hands for $137,784.
Check out the largest prize pool for the online series:
GGWF 2023 ($200,000,000 GTD)
2.391 US$185 million (170,000,000 GTD)
GGOC 2022 ( 170,000,000 GTD)
GGSF 2021 (150,000,000 GTD)
2020 WSOP Online ($66,000,000 GTD)