Rules

Team Owner-

The owner ‘OWNS’ the team. He is the one who is investing in the collective skill set of his 9 players. He will be responsible in appointing the Mentor for the team. On the lines of other Sports Leagues in the country, a team owner could be either a company, an individual or a group of individuals. One can expect the team owners to be amongst the leading businessmen, industrial corporates or social elite of India. Each team is divided into regions and the owner should ensure either the Mentor, or any of the two Pro Players need to be from that region. It is also mandatory that the Team owner selects one live qualifier player and one online qualifier player from the team’s region.

Who is eligible?
Anyone who has the long-term vision of sportification of poker.
Anyone who has the money to invest in the future of the sport.
Anyone who wishes to write their name in poker history.

Team Mentor-

The Mentor is the head of the team and is responsible for guiding this Pack. The Mentors will be the most talented and popular poker players of India. He is the one who calls the shots for his team in the Finale. He decides which players play which event. They will be directly elected/chosen by the Team Owner. The league has invited the Top Indian players to act as Mentors and they will form a part of recommended list. However, the owner can decide if he wants to nominate someone from outside this list post approval from the league.

Who is eligible?
Top poker players residing in India are invited to be part of Recommended Mentor List.
Anyone who is 21 years of age and a citizen of India.
Anyone who is passionate about the game of poker.
Anyone who has enough poker accomplishments to change the poker history books.
He/She must be of strong moral character, have great leadership and communication skills.

How to apply?
The PSL will draft a pool of Team Mentors from the Top players. This reflects the player’s achievements, popularity and vision for the game. The Team Owner reserves the right to choose mentor players at their discretion, either from the recommended list or someone outside the list. In case they want to select one outside the recommended list, they need to take approval from the League.

Important-
The current Mentor Recommendation List consists of 21 players and out of which 12 players will be selected by the Team Owners. The 9 remaining players who are not selected, will be added to the Pro Player draft, besides the 36 players selected via Pro Selection.

Pro Player-

Each team will have 2 Pro players who will be the ‘Key Players’. These will be chosen through a detailed selection procedure which will consider their recent poker achievements. Pro Player applications will be the first to open once the League starts. A draft of 36 players will be announced based on certain criteria, out of which only 24 Pro players will make it to the team.

Who is eligible?
Anyone who is above 21 years of age and is a citizen of India.
Anyone who is passionate about the game of poker.
Anyone who is an active player on the Indian poker circuit with few noteworthy achievements

How to apply?
The pro team applications will open on the PSL official website. Any active poker player from India can apply for the same. You need to register as a PSL player first and then apply to be a Pro Player. Phase 1 of the pro application form is already over. Phase 2 will open on 22nd Feb and end on 6th Feb.

Pro Player Application-

All players need to create a login id and fill the application outlining your top tournament poker achievements (Minimum 3, Maximum 10) in the last two years. PSL will be using a mathematical algorithm to rank players based on their achievements. Pro Players can give their details for both Online and Live achievements.

Achievement is defined by “cashing” a tournament. Live achievements get bonus points over online cashes. Freeroll tournaments are not considered in counting the accomplishments. The accomplishment should be achieved in a tourney which has a cash Buy - In (minimum of Rs.1000). All poker accolades can be supported by sufficient proof of victory. Trophies, Photos, emails from authorized agencies validating your poker win will support the cause. You have an option of uploading one zip file with all proofs. The player will need to furnish complete details of their victories and share a brief about their poker journey and vision for poker. The latter is to understand if the chosen player is in sync with the core philosophy of PSL and its teams and will help individual teams during pro selection. In case you have forgotten or are unsure about details of a specific tournament, you are welcome to enter an approximation. For example, you can’t recall the exact number of entries in a tournament that you played, you can give a rough estimate (minimum 100).

It is solely at the discretion of the PSL to accept/reject your application without any explanation. The team owners also reserve the right to make Pro Player selection based on PSL rules and their own discretion.

Important-
Please note that live achievements count for more than online and the minimum buy-in of the tournament needs to be Rs.1000 and minimum field of 100 players.
Please note that submitting player screen names isn’t mandatory for Live registration.
Please note that submitting player screen names is mandatory for online registration as verification of accomplishments depends on the same.
Please ensure that the achievements listed by you are correct. Submitting false information can invoke an irrevocable ban on the player by the PSL.

Live Qualifiers-

Each team will have 2 Live qualifiers who will be selected via live satellites which will run in a select few cities across India. The entire poker player community of India stands a chance to qualify. From the recreational players to the tournament regulars, all will come down on the same platform. Those who show maximum skills and come out on top after a rigorous boot camp of poker tournaments will make it to this list. Around 60-75 Poker tournament qualifiers will be held across the country (please see schedule) for 3 months. Players can participate in these freeroll qualifiers and earn leaderboard points through their poker play. Please note that only the first six qualifiers count towards your leaderboard points. Based on this Leaderboard, 48 live qualifiers will be selected with 24 players making it to the team. At least one player will be selected in respective regional teams.

Who is eligible?
Anyone who is above 21 years of age and is a citizen of India.
Anyone who is an active player on the Indian poker circuit.

How to apply?
All players who wish to play the Live qualifiers need to register online on the PSL website as a PSL player. The registration is a simple process where in the player needs to enter basic details and choose a unique username. The player’s registration will form the basis of his identity as a PSL player.

Post registration, players need to check the schedule for live qualifiers. The schedules for the Live qualifiers along with dates/venue and structure will be made available in advance. Pre-registration will be open on the PSL site. Once the quota is exhausted, the entries for that event will be closed. A player should only register for the events he can play, as there is a penalty for players who pre-register but do not make it to the event. In extreme cases, a player can be barred from PSL for life. A player will only receive leaderboard points to the first 6 qualifiers he plays. Have a look at the leaderboard formula.

Important-
Please note that PSL reserves the right to modify/cancel any qualifier without giving any notice to any player or team.

Online Qualifiers-

Each team will have 2 Online qualifiers who will join the team by playing satellites on Adda52.com. The entire online poker player community of India stands a chance to qualify. Those who show maximum skills and come out on top after a rigorous set of poker satellites will make it to this list. There will be 72 qualifiers which will run for 3 months and each player will get 24 tickets from which he can play any tournament. 20% of the player pool will earn leaderboard points. A drafting pool of 48* online qualifiers will be formed based on this Leaderboard. Each team will get to choose 2 such qualifiers in the team drafting session.

Who is eligible?
Anyone who is above 21 years of age and is a citizen of India.
Anyone who is an active player on the online poker circuit.

How to apply?
All players who wish to play the online qualifiers need to register online as a PSL player. The registration is a simple process where in the player needs to enter basic details and choose a unique username. The player’s registration will form the basis of his identity as a PSL player. Post registration, players need to check the schedule for online qualifiers on Adda52.com. Please ensure that you click the ‘Play Qualifier’ button at the button, so that you are redirected to the right page to claim the 24 free tickets. The player also needs to register on Adda52 to be eligible to play the online satellites. Existing players of Adda52 can simply login to the page to ‘Claim Tickets’. Have a look at the leaderboard formula which will reflect Adda52.com username initially and during drafting stage, PSL usernames will be used.

Important-
*Please note that the drafting pool might increase to accommodate regional players.

Wild Card –

Each team will also have 2 Wild card Players. Wild Card entries will be totally at the discretion of the Team Owner and the Mentor. These could be anyone ranging from an amateur, pro, international pro, celebrity or a sporting great. There are no set rules for choosing the wild card entries.

Who is eligible?
Anyone whom the Team owner/Mentor chooses.
Anyone who can add that extra zing to the team.
Anyone who is above 21 years of age.

How to apply?
No one can apply to be a wild card entry to PSL Teams. There is no application or set criteria. The wild card entries will be chosen solely by the Team owners/mentors as they deem fit. The team owners may/may not offer any monetary benefits to the wild card.
It is advisable that the wild card entry player is chosen keeping in mind the vision and ethics of PSL. PSL reserves the right to question the selection of a wild card entry and can be appointed only post approval from the league. In extreme cases, if PSL rules are broken, PSL also reserves the right to prohibit a player from being a PSL wild card entry player.