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The League - Over $35,000 in prizes every month!

Welcome to The League, pokers' biggest and most competitive World-wide online poker competition.

Now you can test your poker skills against players from around the World. Battle to score as many points as possible, and earn your share of over $35,000 in LEADERBOARD prizes every month. Plus there's MORE!!! If you haven't yet made a deposit on PokerStars yet then you may be eligible for a fantastic FIRST DEPOSIT OFFER!!!

The League consists of four different levels of competition as follows:


Elementary Level

This level has no pre-requisites to join and any player that has not classified for any other league level can participate. If a player has already qualified for a higher level, they could still play in any Elementary tournaments, but cannot participate in that leaderboard. Players can only participate in the leaderboard for the highest level that they have qualified for.

  • 6 x Daily Tournaments with $10 gtd.

Between the 5th and the 30th day of every month, we will offer six daily tournaments at different times of the day, so that everyone has an opportunity play them.Elementary

  • Name: 'The League - Elementary'
  • Location: Tournaments > 'Free', or in the Private tab 
  • Price of entry: Free 
  • Timetable (Check your local time): 1:05, 5:05, 9:05, 13:05, 17:05 and 21:05 ET
  • Daily Tournament prize: $10

Promotion to the High School Level

The Top 2,000 players of this leaderboard will be promoted to play next month in High School level. To be eligible to receive a leaderboard prize you must be a member of PokerSchoolOnline.

Leader-Board and Prizes

$1,200 dollars worth of prizes will be shared between the Top 500 players in the leaderboard every month.

Big Bang - Classification

The Top 10 players in the leaderboard at the end of the month will earn themselves a ticket to the following months' Big Bang $5,000 gtd tournament.


High School Level

Tournaments at this level are exclusive to members of PokerStars Schools only. If a player has qualified for a higher The League level they will not be able to participate in this leaderboard. This league level is capped at 5,000 players.

  • 6 x Daily Tournaments with $20 gtd.

Between the 5th and the 30th day of every month, we will offer six daily tournaments at different times of the day, so that everyone has an opportunity play them.High School

  • Name: 'The League- High School'
  • Location: Tournaments > 'Free', or in the Private tab
  • Price of entry: Free 
  • Timetable (Check your local time): 1:10, 5:10, 9:10, 13:10, 17:10 and 21:10 ET
  • Tournament prize: $20 

Promotion to the University Level

The Top 800 eligible players (*) in the leaderboards will be promoted to University level for the following month.

The next 1,200 players will remain at the High School level for the following month.

All remaining players will be demoted to Elementary level.

(*) Players that meet the requisite (having made at least one life-time PokerStars deposit) for playing in University level.

Leader Board and Prizes 

$2,800 dollars worth of prizes will be shared between the Top 300 players in the leaderboard every month.

Big Bang Classification

The following players will earn a ticket to the following months' Big Bang $5,000 gtd tournament:

The Top 20 players in the High School leaderboard at the end of the month will qualify for the following month's Big Bang tournament.

If a player makes five final tables in this levels tournaments in the same month they will earn a Big Bang ticket.

Any player that finishes in the Top 150 in four consecutive tournaments of this level in the same month will be awarded a ticket to the following month's Big Bang tournament

A player cannot earn more than one Big Bang ticket in any one month and no subsequent tickets will be credited.


University Level

This level is exclusively for members of PokerStars Schools that have made at least one life-time deposit on PokerStars. If a player has classified for a higher level, they will not be able to join this level. This one is capped at 3,000 players.

  • 6 x Daily Tournaments with $20 gtd.

Between the 5th and the 30th day of every month, we will offer six daily tournaments at different times of the day, so that everyone has an opportunity play them.University

  • Name: 'The League - University'
  • Location: Tournaments > 'Free', or in the Private tab
  • Price of entry: Free
  • Timetable (Check your local time): 1:15, 5:15, 9:15, 13:15, 17:15 and 21:15 ET
  • Daily Tournament prize: $20

Promotions to and Demotions from the Masters Level

The Top 400 players will be promoted to  Masters level for the following month.

Players finishing in positions 401st - 1,200th will remain at the University level for the following month.

Players finishing in positions 1,201st - 2,000th will be relegated to the High School level for the following month.

Players finishing in positions 2,001st and lower will be demoted to the Elementary level.

Leader Board and Prizes 

$7,900 dollars worth of prizes will be shared between the Top 150 players in the leaderboard every month.

Big Bang Classification

The following players will earn a ticket to the following month's Big Bang $5,000 gtd tournament:

The Top 30 players in the University leaderboard at the end of the month will qualify for the following month's Big Bang tournament.

If a player makes five final tables in this levels tournaments in the same month they will earn a Big Bang ticket.

Any player that finishes in the Top 100 in four consecutive tournaments of this level in the same month will be awarded a ticket to the following months Big Bang tournament

A player cannot earn more than one Big Bang ticket in any one month and no subsequent tickets will be credited.


Masters Level

This level is exclusively for members of PokerStars Schools that have made at least one life-time deposit on PokerStars. This league level is capped at 2,000 players.

  • 4 x Daily Tournaments with $20 gtd.

Between the 5th and the 30th day of every month, we will offer four daily tournaments at different times of the day, so that everyone has an opportunity play them.Masters

  • Name: 'The League - Masters'
  • Location: Tournaments > 'Free', or in the private tab
  • Price of entry: Free 
  • Timetable (Check your local time): 02:20, 08:20, 14:20 and 20:20 ET
  • Daily Tournament prize: $20

Status and Demotions

The Top 600 Players will keep their status and remain at the Masters level for the following month.

Players finishing in positions 601st - 1,000th will be relegated to the University level for the following month.

Players finishing in positions 1,001st or lower will be demoted to the Elementary level for the following month.

Qualify via Classification Tournaments

Every month you have an opportunity to qualify for your preferred level via the Classification Tournaments. As players can try to get their place for more than one level during the classification period, no tickets will be awarded after each tournament ends. Instead, they will be awarded on 4th of each month to the highest level that a player is qualified for via the satellites.

Keep in mind that although you can play multiple qualifying tournaments and win more than one ticket for next month The League levels, you will be awarded only with one ticket - for the highest level you qualified and no additional tickets will be credited.

Leader Board and Prizes

$15,300 dollars worth of prizes will be shared between the Top 100 players in the leaderboard every month.

Big Bang Classification

The following players will earn a ticket to the the following month's Big Bang $5,000 gtd tournament:

The Top 50 players in this leaderboard at the end of the month will qualify for the following month's Big Bang tournament.

If a player makes five final tables in this levels tournaments in the same month they will earn a Big Bang ticket.

Any player that finishes in the Top 75 in four consecutive tournaments of this level in the same month will be awarded a ticket to the following months Big Bang tournament

A player cannot earn more than one Big Bang ticket in any one month and no subsequent tickets will be credited.

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