Internet poker site Hero Poker has left the Merge Poker Network, the company's CEO announced through a forum post on poker information site twoplustwo.
David Jung, the CEO of Hero Poker made the announcement that his company would be leaving Merge and likely starting another poker site on another network next year.
In his forum post, Jung explained that player balances are safe and that their accounts will be transferred to another Merge Network site in the near future.
Highlights of Jung's posts include:
"In terms of player VIP points and coupons, I have received confirmation that VIP point balances and tournament tickets will be transferred to your new accounts."
"You do not need the client to get access to your funds as you will be able to transfer your account via a weblink, which I will be posting once the client has been disabled tonight. But for those with the client, they will be prompted with a message screen to that effect."
"I do want to thank the Merge gaming management for making this transition as smooth as possible as it has been clear that it has been both Hero's and Merge's priority to ensure that the players are well taken care of."
"I expect to do a full update within in the next couple of days on where Hero is going, but for the moment, I'd like to focus on ensuring that our existing players are able to transition properly."
"While I'll save my own personal statement on all of this later, again, I'd like to be clear about 2 things right now. Simply put, Hero and Merge weren't going the same direction any longer and it just didn't make sense on both sides to continue."
"Hero Poker will be relaunching on a new network for early 2013, but it was decided that this was the best course of action for existing players to enjoy the full tournament MTT guarantees and more payment processing options."