India’s PokerBaazi recently concluded its “Greatest of All Tournaments” (G.O.A.T), with Arun Vijay Mutgi, an IT consultant from Bengaluru, emerging as the champion and earning a prize of INR 1.5 Crore. The tournament spanned 12 days and attracted nearly 17,000 participants, culminating in a nine-hour final table showdown featuring well-known Indian poker players competing for substantial cash rewards.
Arun Vijay Mutgi secured the top position, winning INR 1.5 Crore, while Sreekanth KN from Kerala finished as the runner-up with a prize of the same amount. Mutgi, the champion, expressed his satisfaction, stating, “I have been playing poker for a decade, and over time, I’ve come to realize the importance of continually honing my skills and evaluating every move. I believe this significantly contributed to my growth in poker and ultimately led to my victory.” He also expressed his gratitude to PokerBaazi for providing platforms like ‘The Greatest of All Tournaments,’ which offer opportunities for emerging players to showcase their talents on a grand scale.
Navkiran Singh, the Founder and CEO at Baazi Games, reflected on the tournament’s success and extended his congratulations to the champion, affirming that the growing acceptance of online gaming, particularly poker, as a mental sport in India is gratifying. He emphasized that skill is a vital factor driving the growth of poker as a mental sport. Singh also expressed confidence in seeing the tournament participants representing India in various global poker tournaments in the future.
The tournament saw a notable increase in participation, particularly from states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, and Rajasthan. PokerBaazi aims to foster the growth of the poker community in India, as reflected in the success of the G.O.A.T. The platform offers a diverse range of tournaments, including freerolls, micro, and major tournaments, encouraging poker players to hone their skills and compete with the best in the country.
The platform highlighted the significant participation from various states and their strong engagement, further demonstrating PokerBaazi’s commitment to the growth of the poker community in India. Keep following Online Poker News (OPN) for more updates.