Chess.com is proud to announce the return of Arena Kings beginning on August 3 at 9 a.m. PT/18:00 CET! Arena Kings is shifting again to its roots: An occasion by chess streamers for chess streamers. It is for that reason that the occasion now encompasses a weekly prize of 400 Twitch subs!
This shift from a conventional prize fund to subs is a mirrored image of giving again to the rivals and their communities. One factor that will not change? Arena Kings stays a simple and enjoyable approach to work together with the chess neighborhood, whether or not you are a streamer or a neighborhood member!
Last season, GM Hikaru Nakamura as soon as extra completed first to maintain his crown by mounting wins in opposition to the sphere all through the season. Other common streamers like GMs Benjamin Bok, Jose Martinez, Aman Hambleton, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and lots of others additionally performed within the occasion.
Now, Arena Kings is coming again with a new weekly format. Streamers will now not play to build up factors all through the season however for his or her share of the weekly prizes. As at all times, there are prizes for U1400, U1600, U1800, U2000, U2200, and Open sections, giving streamers of all talent ranges an opportunity to win. We can even be mixing in another codecs (like bullet and Chess960) to spice issues up infrequently.
The two-hour blitz arenas are additionally the proper alternative for followers to play in opposition to their chess heroes. Although members who do not stream cannot earn prizes, they will nonetheless take part in the identical arenas as streamers and play in opposition to them.
Make certain you play within the subsequent area on August 3 by going to our Tournaments web page. If you are not enjoying, do not forget to maintain up with the motion by tuning in to our broadcast on Chess.com/TV or on our Twitch and YouTube channels.