Register for the tournament up to one hour before it begins here
New York, NY, September 3, 2020 – CLG, a top-tier North American esports organization, and Chess.com, the world’s largest online chess website, have announced a partnership with the first-ever CLG Chess Arena. Starting on Tuesday, September 8 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (23:00 Central European Time), this event is open to participants at every level of play, with a prize pool of $2,100. The arena is the first of its kind, as it marks the first time a professional esports organization is hosting a live tournament on Chess.com.
“As chess continues to grow in both popularity and accessibility, we believe this is an opportunity to connect further with chess players and those who are fans of the game,” said Dan Fleeter, COO of CLG. “CLG is consistently looking for ways to innovate and bring communities together and we see this as just one small step towards our foray into the world of Chess.”
Prizes will feature both overall and class prizes, giving players of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for cash.
WGM Qiyu “CLG Nemo” Zhou, a content creator and chess player who holds the titles of FIDE Master and Woman Grandmaster, will be hosting the tournament. She won the Canadian Women’s Championship in 2016. The tournament will be broadcast live on both Nemo‘s and CLG’s Twitch Channels.
“CLG is an elite esports organization that we are excited to be working with to promote chess to new audiences,” said Isaac Steincamp, Chess.com’s Director of Strategy. “Promoting the game for both professional and novice players is a priority for Chess.com, and we’re happy to be partnering with an organization that values the greater online chess community.”
The two-hour long arena will kick off on Tuesday, September 8 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (23:00 Central European Time) and will be hosted by WGM Qiyu (CLG Nemo) Zhou on the official CLG Twitch Channel. The event will be open to the public from Live Chess, and will feature a 5+0 time control.
Looking to join CLG’s official Chess.com club? Make sure to join their club for exclusive cash prize tournaments and updates.
About Counter Logic Gaming
CLG is a top tier North American esports organization respected for its championship legacy and passionate fanbase. CLG was founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team by George Georgallidis, with the intent of pushing the boundaries of esports and creating a thriving community around it. CLG is now one of the largest esports organizations in the world. CLG fields teams in all leading esports titles: League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends and Super Smash Bros. In 2017, CLG partnered with the Madison Square Garden Company, allowing CLG to further disrupt and cement its legacy in esports history. CLG has won multiple championships throughout its history, most notable are the LCS Summer 2015 Championship at Madison Square Garden, the LCS Spring 2016 Championship at Mandalay Bay; and the Halo 2016 World Championship in Hollywood, California. More information is available at www.clg.gg
Chess.com is the world’s largest chess site, with a community of more than 42 million members from around the world playing millions of games every day. Launched in 2007, Chess.com is the leader in chess news, lessons, events, and live entertainment. Visit Chess.com to play, learn, and connect with chess—the world’s most popular game. More information is available at www.chess.com