Announcement Concerning the Use of Real Names and Usernames in Online Bracelet Event

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wsopbill posted this 26 June 2015

In order to avoid confusion we wanted to discuss our policies on real names and usernames as they pertain to Event 64, the WSOP.com Online Bracelet Event.

Player results during this tournament will be tracked in a similar fashion to all our other online tournaments -- by username -- on WSOPStats.com.

But, because of the unique way we will pause the tournament when it reaches the final six players and the fact it is an official WSOP gold bracelet event, there will be some exceptions where we plan to use your real name.

The six players who make the final live portion of the event will have their real names posted on the WSOP.com and WSOPStats.com websites and the live reporting of the event’s finale will only publish real names. On WSOP.com, they will be reported in the tournament portal under “chip counts” “updates” and “results” like any other gold bracelet event.

Also, any player who is in contention for the WSOP Player of the Year race will also have their real name show up on WSOP.com if they cash in the event, in order to ensure they get the appropriate points for POY qualifying. If you are either in the Top 100 WSOP POY race at time of Event #64 starting, or the points awarded would put you in the Top 100, we will publish your real name. If neither scenario occurs, we will not publish your real name or username on WSOP.com. Just your username will be compiled on WSOPStats.com like any other of our online tournaments.

The logic behind these policies is that since Event 64 counts towards POY standings, their results must be disclosed as they are for any other live tournament.

This may allow for the mapping of player usernames to real names so we extend an invitation for those specific players who are impacted by this and wish to keep their online username anonymous, an opportunity to change their usernames after the event is complete.

Last edited 09 July 2015

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Time2PlayTheGameee posted this 28 June 2015

I'm going to keep this short since no one posts on here.....

"Also, any player who is in contention for the WSOP Player of the Year race will also have their real name show up on WSOP.com if they cash in the event"

" If you are either in the Top 100 WSOP POY race at time of Event #64 starting, or the points awarded would put you in the Top 100, we will publish your real name"

Why is WSOP.com pretending like there are around 100 people "in contention" for the WSOP POY Leaderboard?!!! Anyone that plays on the site knows there are only two people that have any chance at the Leaderboard(Mathematically and Logically). The guy in 2nd is far behind and almost no chance to win the leaderboard. It seems a bit disingenuous to call the top 100 "in contention" and post someone's real name if they cash this event.

Pretending that more than 2 people have a chance at the leaderboard is just as bad as this misleading and poorly thought out promo.

Last edited 28 June 2015

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wsopbill posted this 28 June 2015

I think you're confusing WSOP POY and WSOP.com POY. All mentions in the original post pertain to the WSOP POY race.