April 12th, 2011 | Published in Casino Tips
Microgaming, an industry-leading online gaming software developer, recently announced the Grand Slam of Slots II mega-tournament which will occur from May 27th, 2011 to June 6th, 2011 with the popular slot game, Thunderstruck II. Until May 27th, all Microgaming-powered online casinos will conduct qualifiers. This has caused quite a stir at many casinos as players are excited about a chance for winning direct entry into the event.
The Freeroll Tournament Option
One such casino that has announced their qualifier is All Slots online casino. All pertinent information and schedules are available on the All Slots website as well as from the desktop client. There are two variants of qualifying tournaments; a freeroll and real-money entry fee. In the freeroll tournament, two players can win a seat in the main event. The entry fee to the Grand Slam of Slots II tournament is set at $200.
Each freeroll qualifying tournament will begin and end in a single day. The structure of the competition is similar to other single-round tournaments featured by All Slots casino. Players begin with 10,000 coins with a playing time of 6 minutes. Those who are knocked out can Continue Play five times at $5 each providing a stack of 9,000 coins and 5 minutes of play time.
Also, players are given the opportunity to rebuy five times at $5 each time giving them 10,000 coins and 6 minutes of playing time. Two of the more popular games designated for the freeroll qualifier are Spring Break and Tom Raider.
The Paid Qualifier Tournament Option
The paid qualifier tournament option boast an entrance fee of only $5 which is significantly less than the Grand Slam of Slots II entrance fee. The top fifteen winners in the paid qualifier competition will be awarded a seat in the main event. Therefore, the prize pool divided by the top fifteen players equates to $3,000. The structure of the paid tournament is similar to the freeroll qualifier. The difference being that this event runs for 6 days and 14 hours.
Since fifteen seats are being awarded, there is a high demand for these low-entry fee tournaments. For $5 participants will receive 16,000 chips and have a playing time of 15 minutes. There are five Continued Play options available for an additional $5, awarding players 8,000 coins and 10 minutes of play time. Rebuys also cost $5 and provide 16,000 coins and 15 minutes of play time.
Mega-tournaments and subsequent qualifiers are some of the most exciting types of tournaments in the online gaming industry. Act fast before the winners claim their seats at the Grand Slam of Slots II tournament.