The Latin Series of Poker (LSOP) has announced a rebranding to the Latin Poker Series (LPS) following a claim of copyright infringement made by the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The WSOP took offense to the LSOP acronym, believing that confusion might occur in the minds of consumers due to the similarity in brands centered around ‘Series of Poker.’ The WSOP is undoubtedly the most recognized of poker tournaments, currently in its 45th year. The LPS has been around (as LSOP) since 2008.
We are honored that the most respected poker tournament circuit has laid eyes on us,” stated LPS President Diego Chan in a press release. “Being under the microscope means that our tournament series is really making a name for itself on the world stage, and it confirms that we are doing things right in taking our events to the poker world.”
All LPS tournaments previously scheduled will go forth as planned, albeit reflecting the name change that has already commenced at the www.latinpokerseries.com website. That site will also soon be posting results of a leaderboard competition among participants in live LPS events.
The 45th running of the WSOP is currently underway in Las Vegas. The festival will continue through mid-July, culminating in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event that will reduce the field to nine players before going on hiatus for a few months.
The LPS Millions II and its guaranteed $1 million prize pool is slated to begin in September in Panama with Day 1 tables set to be played in locations around the world. Also on the docket are the LPS Chile (Aug. 20-24) and the Punta Cana Poker Classic (Nov. 4-9).
The LPS is sponsored by the Winning Poker Network. Players can compete for a chance to win live tournament poker packages at WPN skins such as Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom.