The Next PogChamps: All The Information – Chess.com

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The first PogChamps tournament was the sensation of the summer on Twitch. Incredible streamers such as xQc, MoistCr1tikal, and forsen competed for $50,000 in prizes and the title of PogChampion. The first PogChamps broke all chess viewership records and was frequently the number-one most viewed stream on all of Twitch.

Chess.com is thrilled to begin the next PogChamps on August 21 with 14 new streamers such as itshafu, mizkif, and callmecarson. Two wildly popular streamers from the first PogChamps return: xQc and forsen.

Prior to the beginning of the group stages, all competitors will be able to receive live-streamed coaching from Twitch chess stars GM Hikaru Nakamura, WFM Alexandra Botez, IM Levy Rozman, WGM Qiyu Zhou, IM Danny Rensch, and IM Anna Rudolf.

Here's all the information you need to follow the 2020 Chess.com PogChamps:

All Chess.com PogChamps matches will be broadcast live with master commentary on Chess.com/TV.Players may choose to stream as well on their own channels on a delay and will not be permitted to use chat for outside assistance. Players who choose not to stream will be required to join a Zoom call for fair play and broadcast purposes.

Official match times for each game will be posted prior to the subsequent round of play. The dates for each stage of the event are as follows:

Total Prize Fund: $50,000

Each player's winnings are determined by how far they advance into the Chess.com PogChamps.

Group Stage: 16 players, $4,000 prize pool.

Championship Bracket: 8 players, $30,000 prize pool

Consolation Bracket: 8 players, $16,000 prize pool

Groups andSeeding

Group Stage

In the case of a tie on points, the first tiebreak is average CAPS score across all three games.

Championship and Consolation Brackets

The complete field :

Tune in this Friday on August 21 to catch the opening day of the 2020 Chess.com PogChamps. The event will be streamed live on Chess.com/tv.

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