PokerStars gamers have been left upset after technical difficulties led to the cancellation of tournaments on Sunday. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
A giant blow
Technical difficulties at PokerStars led to the cancellation of tournaments on Sunday. Some occasions have been already working when PokerStars revealed that it was ending the entire day’s motion.
one of many on-line poker platform’s busiest Sundays in 2022
The energetic occasions initially had a 90-minute delay earlier than the plug was pulled on them. There had been quite a lot of anticipation for a lot of of Sunday’s tournaments, with quite a few World Championship of On-line Poker (WCOOP) occasions being on the schedule. It was set to be one of many on-line poker platform’s busiest Sundays in 2022.
Whereas the precise reason behind technical difficulties remains to be unknown to the general public, some gamers had been experiencing quite a few points, together with software program crashes. There have been many big-name gamers, even PokerStars Ambassadors, who have been impacted by the cancellations. It’s unclear if it was an exterior assault or some form of inside failure.
Completely different compensation strategies
When saying the mass cancellation, PokerStars posted the three different compensation methods used relying on the standing of the match on the time of the stoppage. The “Rollback” possibility returns gamers their authentic buy-ins and match charges.
Another choice is named “Roll Ahead (No Gamers within the Cash)” and occurs when a match is underway, however has not reached the cash. All gamers get their entry price again, whereas half of the prize pool is equally distributed to gamers nonetheless within the match. The opposite half is cut up proportionally relying on the present chip counts of the gamers on the time of cancellation.
The ultimate compensation possibility is named “Roll Ahead (Gamers within the Cash).” With this methodology, gamers get a match price refund, the gamers nonetheless alive within the match obtained “the minimal prize not but awarded on the time of cancellation,” with the remainder of the prize pool distributed by chip depend.
Gamers not completely happy
There was no communication as of but by PokerStars in regards to the rescheduling of Sunday’s occasions. On the again of the match cancellation information, many PokerStars gamers took to Twitter to be able to vent their frustrations:
PokerStars shouldn’t be the one on-line poker platform to have had technical difficulties disrupt large occasions and certainly is not going to be the final. Quite a few main platforms have been topic to distributed denial of service (DDoS) assaults through the years which have compelled them to go offline. Others have had inside difficulties which have led to outages.