At SPO events you earn points. You earn points in 3 ways*: Participation Points, Placement Points and Attendance Points. You can see the actual breakdown of how this is tabulated here.
If you do not see your name in the Standings but you have played in an event, it is because you have not signed up as a VIP Member. All points earned are recorded for all players, VIP or not. If you decide to sign up for VIP Membership, all points previously earned will be displayed (please allow 24-48 hours).
Points earned are tabulated in the Division they were earned in. At the close of the season, the top 10 VIP members will be invited to play in the Championship. Players may opt to play all Divisions to increase their chances of making the Championship. Should a player qualify twice by ranking in the top 10 VIP members of both Divisions, the division they are ranked highest in is the one they will represent in the Championship. The Division they are ranked lowest in will open an additional seat to the next eligible player. In addition, the player that qualified twice will receive a double starting stack of chips at the Championship event.