PokerStars will remove Power Up unique format from lobby
We have some bad news for fans of Power Up poker format at PokerStars. The most popular poker room decided to abandon its unique project. Power Up will soon be removed from PokerStars lobby.
PokerStars representative told Poker Industry PRO the following information:
“PokerStars has made the decision to remove [Power Up] from the poker client. Designed to bridge the gap between poker and video games, Power Up had a strong and loyal following.”
The exact date for Power Up removal from PokerStars lobby is currently unknown.
Power Up was first introduced in February 2017. The development and testing of this format was carried out for several years since 2013. In October 2017, it was possible to play for real money at Power Up.
Power Up is very similar to Sit & Go tournaments. This poker format has a lot in common with Spin & Go tournaments, but there is no jackpot in it. The availability of "power cards", which can be used for changing the strength of hand, makes the game a unique one.
The creation of Power Up became a very expensive project for PokerStars. The poker room hoped that this unique format would combine poker and e-sports, as well as attract the new players.