A satellite is a tournament in which the prize is an entry into a larger tournament.
It can be less expensive to enter a satellite than it would be to enter the main tournament directly.
We run one-table and multi-table Sit & Go satellites, which you can find under the ‘Sit & Go’ tab. Multi-table satellites also are scheduled as regular tournaments, and the sign-up details and play are identical to other multi-table tournaments, with one important difference – the tournament will only play down to the number required to award all of the equal-value seats.
You can find these MTT events under the ‘Tourney’ tab (mobile) or by selecting ‘Satellite’ from the ‘Type’ filter in the ‘Tournaments’ desktop lobby. An example of how a satellite works:
The buy-in for the larger tournament is R200. The buy-in for the satellite is R20. If there are 10 entrants (into the satellite), first place will get a R200 entry to the larger tournament. If there are 20 entrants, then 1st and 2nd places will both receive a R200 entry to the larger tournament. If there is any leftover prize money, it will be distributed to the runners up as per the satellite’s payout structure, which is available through the tournament lobby.
If there is a fee to enter either a tournament or satellite, it will be denoted by stating the buy-in amount and the entry fee. A cost of ‘R30+R3’ indicates that the buy-in is R30, and the entry fee is R3. The R30 goes to the prize pool which the players compete for, while the R3 entry fee is taken as compensation for hosting the tournament. In most tournaments which are named, the buy-in and fee is combined for the sake of brevity in the title. For example, the above mentioned tournament, if it is a satellite to the Sunday Million (for example), would likely be named ‘Sunday Million: R33 satellite’. Detailed information on the breakdown of buy-in plus entry fee is shown in the tournament lobby.