Full Tilt has released the screen names of its first batch of Black Card Team Professionals following six months of action on the virtual felt.
The winning players competed in an inaugural sponsorship program that rewards each with a prize package worth $20,000. In addition, cashback of 100% will be available during a six-month period of being recognized as a Black Card Team Pro. That recognition will come in the form of “red name status” as the 12 online pros will be easy to spot on the FTP tables by their highlighted screen names.
The new Black Card Pros have the option of accepting the $20k bonus in FTOPS and MiniFTOPS buy-ins or by clearing the bonus via Full Tilt Points. Each gained that opportunity by topping various leaderboard categories such as “XIAPJIAMOB” winning for SitNGos, “Jasonc6” taking the crown for Heads-up SitNGos, and “moos29” leading the field in heads-up ring game action.
Other inaugural Black Card Pros include “feliceko” in Pot-Limit Omaha High, “MadSickoHead” in PLO Low, “PlayinWithDreams” in Rush Poker High, “Trickshot625” in Rush Poker Low, “Triviani20” in NL/PL Hold’em High, and “stronghawk” taking down the ‘Other’ category. The multi-table tourney and FTOPS category leaderboard championships went to “Silent_0ne69” and “betong,” respectively. Still to be determined will be the Mini-FTOPS Black Card Pro following the conclusion of that leaderboard race on Jan. 19.
For those players hoping to be among the next batch of Full Tilt Black Card Pros, that competition began on the first day of the new year. The qualifying period has been reduced to four months and will conclude once the calendar turns to May. Players wishing to participate must opt in and can find more information at Full Tilt Black Card Sponsorship Program.