Battle of Malta and High Rollers Week on Natural8

Natural8 has been a prime online poker site for players in the Asia-Pacific region of the world for years. Its popularity increased significantly in 2020, though, when live poker options disappeared due to Covid-19-related restrictions and casino closures.

Many new players discovered Natural8 during the World Series of Poker in 2020. Natural8 and GGPoker offered access to 54 WSOP 2020 Online tournaments from mid-July through mid-September.

While there are always numerous cash games and tournament offerings on Natural8, there are two major series running right now.

Battle of Malta Online

For many years, players have flocked to Malta for the island’s largest live poker tournament series of each year. The Battle of Malta drew players from around the world for reasonable event buy-ins and poker players camaraderie. The coronavirus pandemic forced this event to cancel its live action this year, so its organizers did what so many others have done in 2020. They took it online.

The first-ever Battle of Malta Online started on November 1 but will run through November 22. There are 15 ring events in total and $30 million in prize pool guarantees.

With buy-ins ranging from $5 to $3,150 – and numerous satellites for as little as $0.55 – the Battle of Malta schedule is nearly half over. But the rest of the schedule includes the Main Event and a miniature version.

  • Event 8 / November 12: $315 NLHE Bounty for the Queen ($300K GTD)
  • Event 9 / November 14: $105 NLHE Bounty Poker Tour Special ($200K GTD)
  • Event 10 / November 15: $525 NLHE Bounty for the King Royal Championship ($500K GTD)
  • Event 11 / November 15: $55 NLHE Mini Main Event Day 2 ($1M GTD)
  • Event 12 / November 19: $105 NLHE St. Julian’s Bounty Feast ($200K GTD)
  • Event 13 / November 21: $215 NLHE Crusader’s Cup ($250K GTD)
  • Event 14 / November 22: $550 NLHE Main Event Day 2 ($3M GTD)
  • Event 15 / November 22: $315 NLHE The Revenge ($500K GTD)

There is also a Player of the Series leaderboard for the Battle of Malta events, and the top 50 players will win various prize packages. Each one will include seats into events at the 2021 Battle of Malta, with all 50 prizes worth a total of €50K.

High Rollers Week

For those players with bigger bankrolls – and those with satellite skills – it’s not too late to get in on High Rollers Week on Natural8.

Complete with 20 events and a massive $22 million guaranteed, the buy-ins for this series start at $1,050 and soar to $25K. It got underway on November 8 but runs through November 15 with many more events still to play out.

  • Event 5 / November 9: $525 NLHE ($500K GTD)
  • Event 6 / November 9: $1,050 NLHE ($400K GTD)
  • Event 7 / November 10: $10,300 NLHE High Roller ($1.25M GTD)
  • Event 8 / November 10: $2,100 NLHE Bounty ($600K GTD)
  • Event 9 / November 11: $2,100 NLHE ($600K GTD)
  • Event 10 / November 11: $5,200 NLHE High Roller ($400K GTD)
  • Event 11 / November 12: $25K NLHE Super High Roller ($2.5M GTD)
  • Event 12 / November 12: $1,050 NLHE Deepstack ($600K GTD)
  • Event 13 / November 13: $1,050 NLHE Bounty 6-Max ($600K GTD)
  • Event 14 / November 13: $10,300 Short Deck High Roller ($500K GTD)
  • Event 15 / November 14: $5,200 NLHE High Roller ($600K GTD)
  • Event 16 / November 14: $10,300 NLHE High Roller 6-Max ($600K GTD)
  • Event 17 / November 15: $1,050 NLHE GGMasters High Roller ($1M GTD)
  • Event 18 / November 15: $10,300 NLHE Super Millions Main Event ($5M GTD)
  • Event 19 / November 15: $2,100 PLO ($600K GTD)
  • Event 20 / November 15: $1,050 NLHE Bounty ($600K GTD)

Elemental Micro-Stakes Series

Most online poker series affiliated with Natural8 also run on the global GGPoker network. There is one series, however, that is exclusive to Natural8.

And it runs every single week.

The Elemental Micro-Stakes Series features 23 tournaments every day from Monday through Saturday each week. Buy-ins range from $0.30 to $3.00, affordable for nearly every bankroll. Even better, there are guarantees on every event.

This is the daily schedule, with times listed at UTC+0:

  • 22:00 – $1.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($30 GTD)
  • 22:30 – $1 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($25 GTD)
  • 23:30 – $0.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($13 GTD)
  • 1:00 – $0.50 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($15 GTD)
  • 2:30 – $0.30 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($8 GTD)
  • 4:00 – $1.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($38 GTD)
  • 4:00 – $0.50 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($15 GTD)
  • 5:30 – $0.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($12 GTD)
  • 7:00 – $0.50 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($15 GTD)
  • 10:00 – $3 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($75 GTD)
  • 11:00 – $1.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($35 GTD)
  • 13:00 – $1 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($28 GTD)
  • 13:30 – $0.50 Elemental Earth PLO ($15 GTD)
  • 14:30 – $2 Elemental Metal NLHE deep stacks ($68 GTD)
  • 15:30 – $0.50 Elemental Earth PLO ($15 GTD)
  • 16:30 – $1 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($28 GTD)
  • 17:00 – $1 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($20 GTD)
  • 17:30 – $0.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($13 GTD)
  • 18:00 – $1 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($20 GTD)
  • 18:30 – $2 Elemental Water NLHE turbo ($45 GTD)
  • 19:00 – $0.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($13 GTD)
  • 20:00 – $1.50 Elemental Fire NLHE hyper-turbo ($30 GTD)
  • 21:00 – $2 Elemental Wood NLHE ($38 GTD)

Many players use these small tournaments to build their bankroll and practice faster structures, as well as to dip into Pot Limit Omaha for the first time.

 

Rose Varrelli

Rose Varrelli has always been passionate about online casinos, as she's been a player at a variety of places for years. Rose turned her personal knowledge and insight into a writing career. She aims to provide readers with the most up to date, informative news in the world of online casinos!

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