Seals has a points system similar to Stars or Tilt, but the usage of the points is a bit different from the other sites. When you hit certain milestones, you gain entry into 100 hour freerolls, or rakeback percentages, etc. Moreover, the points you gain, or "krill," (since the theme is "Seals" with Clubs) is cumulative - therefore, you never lose the points. It's not like Stars or Tilt where you have to play a certain amount in a month or year to get to a status; you retain the your current status in perpetuity.
Anyway, I made 25k krill a week or two ago, and was eligible for my first 25k krill freeroll. Those who read this blog know that I'm a total fish in tournaments, and, more importantly, absolutely despise tournaments. I decided, though, since SWC is good enough to put together the freerolls, I'll give it a try - after all, the tourney is a perk of my play on the site. The 25k freeroll is a 2000 chip event that runs every 400 hours, scheduled to run last night at 11. I gave it a shot, ran pretty good, held up where I needed to and got the appropriate cards at the appropriate moments, and wound up taking 4th for 200 chips - not bad for free!
"System: XXXX finishes tournament in place #4 and wins 200 chips"
Booyah! Now it's time for bed!
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