to Hold First-Ever Chess Esports Event for PRO Chess League…

The PRO Chess League live finals in San Francisco

This eventuality outlines a initial time that a world’s most-played house diversion will follow a prolongation format many closely compared with esports tournaments.

The world’s best chess players will transport to San Francisco to contest in a live championship orderly by and Twitch, a companies announced. This epic eventuality will be a perfection of’s Professional Rapid Online (PRO) Chess League, a groundbreaking, season-long foe with a world’s tip chess players representing general regions. The two-day eventuality kicks off during 10 a.m. on Apr 7 during a Folsom Street Foundry and will also be live-broadcast exclusively on’s Twitch channel (

The 2018 deteriorate of a PRO Chess League facilities 32 teams of chess players from around a world, headlined by a universe chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, star of a Norway Gnomes franchise. The former universe champion Vishy Anand represents a Mumbai Movers, and dual of a tip American chess players—Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura—lead teams in a league.

Four teams worldwide modernized by a unchanging deteriorate and playoffs to conflict in a PRO Chess League finals: Chengdu, St. Louis, Ljubljana, and Armenia. Chess players from those teams will be assimilated onsite by chess master commentators Grandmaster Robert Hess, International Masters Daniel Rensch and Anna Rudolf, and Women’s FIDE Master Alexandra Botez.

The teams will accumulate during a Folsom Street Foundry, a ancestral esports venue, to play a joining semifinals and finals on Apr 7-8 in a live, digital format, with a vast audience, chess master commentators, and a promote record now common to a world’s largest esports events.

“Based on a high turn of rendezvous around chess calm from Twitch’s tellurian community, being means to partner with to furnish this vital foe will give a fans a new approach to demeanour during a sport,” pronounced Justin Dellario, Director of Esports Programs, Twitch. “This eventuality outlines a initial time that a world’s most-played house game, and one of a oldest, will follow a prolongation format many closely compared with esports tournaments.”

Fans of a final 4 teams will be acquire giveaway of assign during a Folsom Street Foundry to watch a championship weekend, with spectators certified to a venue as space allows.

Twitch is a personality in live-streamed gaming calm that includes a largest esports and rival gaming events from around a world. is a world’s largest chess site, with millions of games played any day and a strongest online chess tournaments ever held.

For some-more information on a 2018 PRO Chess League, including schedule, results, and group standings, revisit


Simon McNamara

Director of Professional Relations,

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