Arena Kings Season 5 Leaderboard
Who are the Arena Kings leaders for season five?

Arena Kings Season 5 Leaderboard‎

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The updated standings and leaderboard information for Arena Kings season five are below. 

You can read the season five announcement here for complete details.

Season Recap: 

Beginning on September 16, Arena Kings was back for Season five, with all the regulars and many newcomers ready to fight for Arena supremacy. As was no surprise, Hikaru Nakamura took down the first event with an impressive 94 points! Not to be outdone, Alireza Firouzja and Daniel Naroditsky were ready to go too, taking down the next event with first- and second-place finishes ahead of Nakamura. 

Of course, Nakamura wasn't having it and followed up with four consecutive wins to take an early lead on the season leaderboard. His OTB playing schedule then took him away for a few weeks, giving Firouzja and Naroditsky a chance to make up some ground while IM Renato Terry Lujan's steady performances kept him in the race. 

In mid-October, we hosted the first Knockout events of the season, where we saw breakthrough performances from GM Vugar Rasulov, GM Narayanan S.L. and the soon-to-be GM Raunak Sadhwani. With their strong finishes, all three players established themselves among the top competitors of Season five, positions they maintained until the end of the season.

Week nine featured Fischer Random chess with Narayanan and Nakamura showing their strength with nice wins, closely followed by Firouzja and newcomer GM Fidel Corrales. We also saw some strong performances from Sadhwani and Lujan. With Nakamura's lead still significant, he was again away for OTB competitions for a few weeks.

This gave Firouzja his chance to leap into first place in the standings with clutch arena victories in four of the last six events, thus securing himself a bye directly into the grand finals. Let's not forget IM Lujan's (un)timely defeat in the first round of the last Knockout event, where Firouzja's 65-point lead was reduced to just 15 points going into the Finals week.

Finals week: The top 30 players were invited to a closed Arena Kings event on the Monday. With 12 GMs in attendance and just nine spots available for the finals, competition was fierce and six GMs made it through along with three talented IMs, including the Chess.com famous IM Minh Le (@wonderfultime). 

The Finals round-robin saw the favorites Nakamura and Firouzja pull ahead of the pack early. The competition for 3rd-4th places was tight and featured many lead changes. Eventually, the ever-steady Georg Meier and the speedy IM Lujan earned their way into the Finals Knockout. Their nights were soon over as the early favorites prevailed and sent them packing. The final match of the year was tighter than the score indicated as Nakamura took an early lead and rode it all the way to his third Arena Kings Finals victory.

Overall, Nakamura's win wasn't enough to take home the season prize as Firouzja and Lujan's late-season runs gave them too big of a lead on the leaderboard. Congratulations to our top three!

Final Standings

Rank Player Points # Events Twitch Channel Name / Title
1 Firouzja2003 2450 16 www.twitch.tv/alirezafirouzja GM Alireza Firouzja
2 renatoterrylujan 2235 24 www.twitch.tv/rterryl IM Renato Terry Lujan
3 Hikaru 2040 10 www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru GM Hikaru Nakamura
4 vuqarrasulov 1320 23 www.twitch.tv/heveskar88 GM Vugar Rasulov
5 Indianlad 1235 11 www.twitch.tv/bossgansgter GM SL Narayanan
6 wonderfultime 1185 8 www.twitch.tv/gmminhle IM Tuan Minh Le
7 DanielNaroditsky 1075 13 www.twitch.tv/gmnaroditsky GM Daniel Naroditsky
8 GeorgMeier 1055 5 www.twitch.tv/georgmeier GM Georg Meier
9 RaunakSadhwani2005 1030 9 www.twitch.tv/raunk29 IM Raunak Sadhwani
10 AlexanderL 930 5 www.twitch.tv/gmlenderman GM Alex Lenderman
11 PaulfromSPb 735 19 www.twitch.tv/paulfromspb GM Pavel Anisimov
12 ficorrales 590 18 www.twitch.tv/ficorrales GM Fidel Corrales
13 ChessGrunts 520 11 www.twitch.tv/mahdigholamiorimi Mahdi Gholami Orimi
14 ChessWeebs 485 18 www.twitch.tv/chessweeb GM Denes Boros
15 Last7Samurai 420 17 www.twitch.tv/thelast7samurai GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi
16 Jospem 395 11 www.twitch.tv/jospem31 GM Jose Martinez
17 Unico10 330 21 www.twitch.tv/unico10 IM Giuseppe Leiva
18 Oleksandr_Bortnyk 270 5 www.twitch.tv/bortnyk_chess GM Oleksandr Bortnyk
19 loganchan-cellor 265 18 www.twitch.tv/loganchan_cellor Logan Chancellor
20 Blitzstream 205 12 www.twitch.tv/blitzstream NM Kevin Bordi
21-T GMBenjaminFinegold 200 8 www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminfinegold GM Ben Finegold
21-T IvanKovalenko0406 200 24 www.twitch.tv/ivanchess87 Ivan Kovalenko
23-T GMKrikor 175 12 www.twitch.tv/gmkrikor GM Krikor Mekhitarian
23-T FedaMaster 175 15 www.twitch.tv/fedamaster FM Deniz Arman
25 masoomfighter 160 9 www.twitch.tv/masoomfighter Masoom Nazari
26-T RoelandPruijssers 150 8 www.twitch.tv/monkey_chess GM Roeland Pruijssers
26-T nissou-ach 150 15 www.twitch.tv/nissouach Anis Achour
28 Strider23cpk 140 12 www.twitch.tv/strider28cpk Caleb Kircher
29 kbkhan91 135 16 www.twitch.tv/kbkhan91 Kaykobad Khan
30 Manukyan_Artak 130 13 www.twitch.tv/armenia_eagles NM Artak Manukyan
31-T Ericelmago 125 3 www.twitch.tv/ericelmago Eric Mago
31-T IMJackRodgers 125 14 www.twitch.tv/imjackrodgers Jack Rodgers
31-T hallvardhf 125 21 www.twitch.tv/hallvardhf Hallvard Haug Flatebo
34 HustleTime 120 10 www.twitch.tv/chessforce_ FM Ritvars Reimanis
35 keskous 110 13 www.twitch.tv/someday777777 Kes Kous
36-T ChessQueen 105 8 www.twitch.tv/chessqueen GM Alexandra Kosteniuk
36-T IMRosen 105 13 www.twitch.tv/imrosen IM Eric Rosen
38 VladDobrov 100 2 www.twitch.tv/tortugachess GM Vladimir Dobrov
39-T erichansen 90 2 www.twitch.tv/chessbrah GM Eric Hansen
39-T KNVB 90 3 www.twitch.tv/chessbrah GM Aman Hambleton
41 hielloenlavena 85 6 www.twitch.tv/dchess2006 FM Diego Flores Quillas
42-T TigrVShlyape 80 2 www.twitch.tv/igmgatakamsky GM Gata Kamsky
42-T KingsBishop 80 13 www.twitch.tv/kingsbischop Daniel Greiner
44-T jasonpsweeney 75 11 www.twitch.tv/jasonpierresweeney Jason Pierre Sweeney
44-T GothamChess 75 12 www.twitch.tv/gothamchess IM Levy Rozman
46 paulw7-uk 65 11 www.twitch.tv/paulw7uk Paul Welford
47-T gmjlh 55 1 www.twitch.tv/gmjlh GM Jon Ludvig Hammer
47-T Mykola-Bortnyk 55 1 www.twitch.tv/bortnyk_chess IM Mykola Bortnyk
47-T spicycaterpillar 55 2 www.twitch.tv/gmrayrobson GM Ray Robson
47-T The_Chess_Coach 55 4 www.twitch.tv/thechesscoach NM Justin Storn
47-T Poulpinator 55 10 www.twitch.tv/poulpinator1 Thiebault Barba
47-T Amellal_Sofiane_Anis 55 11 www.twitch.tv/amellalsofianeanis Sofiane Amellal
53 daro94 50 2 www.twitch.tv/gibaritos GM Dariusz Swiercz
54-T Lellmaestro 45 7 www.twitch.tv/treoleo Leo Brodin
54-T SAM_Smirnov 45 7 www.twitch.tv/sam_smirnov Aleksandr Smirnov
54-T GMCanty 45 8 www.twitch.tv/gmcanty NM James Canty
57-T KacperPolOK 40 3 www.twitch.tv/kacperpolok FM Kacper Polok
57-T besztok 40 5 www.twitch.tv/besztok Bernardo Vainzoff Sztokbant
57-T kinglybingly 40 6 www.twitch.tv/kingbingprod David Neuer
57-T ChristianDobos 40 7 www.twitch.tv/christian_dobos Christian Dobos
57-T TremendousTactics 40 7 www.twitch.tv/isaacloveschess Isaac Spence
62-T FMJoseHerrera 35 5 www.twitch.tv/fmjoseherrera FM Jose Herrera
62-T pedromartinez91 35 5 www.twitch.tv/pedromartinez91 FM Pedro Martinez
62-T ChaeDoc 35 7 www.twitch.tv/chaedoc Charlie Docherty
65-T MastaOfDisastaa 30 3 www.twitch.tv/atleti94 Alan Berset
65-T ChessHobbits 30 4 www.twitch.tv/chesshobbit Josiah Findley
65-T DawidCzerw 30 5 www.twitch.tv/dawidczerw FM DawidCzerw
65-T MathsMaths0 30 5 www.twitch.tv/mathsmaths0 Ben Foster
65-T Moscatel87 30 5 www.twitch.tv/moscatel87 John Moscatel
70-T josiwales 25 3 www.twitch.tv/fm_jstearman FM Josiah Stearman
70-T mikhaillushenkov 25 3 www.twitch.tv/gannikchess IM Mikhail Lushenkov
70-T Hampovsky 25 3 www.twitch.tv/hampov Hamdi Mehri
70-T Bergidum 25 4 www.twitch.tv/dark_horse_chess Tony Bergida
70-T MakeHell_Tal 25 4 www.twitch.tv/makehell_tal Adam Elgat
70-T Helmh0ltz 25 4 www.twitch.tv/helmh0ltz Helmi Aouali
70-T weronikaif 25 5 www.twitch.tv/weronikaif Weronika
70-T JoeBruin 25 5 www.twitch.tv/joebruin Joe Lee
70-T h3nrique 25 5 www.twitch.tv/h3nriquetv NM Henrique Paiva
79-T omeed_87 20 3 www.twitch.tv/omidmalek NM Omid Malek
79-T PacmansPal_Twitch 20 3 www.twitch.tv/pacmanspal Leo Cohen Solal
79-T TeamEXP 20 4 www.twitch.tv/fmkikoveiga FM Jose Francisco Veiga
79-T journeychess 20 4 www.twitch.tv/journeychess John Michael
79-T AlexandraBotez 20 4 www.twitch.tv/alexandrabotez WFM Alexandra Botez
79-T Warrior0911 20 4 www.twitch.tv/ckgchess IM Cem Kaan Gokerkan
79-T Chess_Laz 20 4 www.twitch.tv/chesslaz Lazaro Alvarez Carrasco
79-T Fortitudine 20 4 www.twitch.tv/nmfortitudine NM Wellington Albuquerque Jr.
87-T Maskdd 15 3 www.twitch.tv/iammaskdd David Marsh
87-T vovachesss 15 3 www.twitch.tv/vovachess CM Vladimir Mikhailovsky
89-T e4ofHearts 10 1 www.twitch.tv/aakaash NM Aakaash Meduri
89-T zibbit 10 2 www.twitch.tv/zibbit64 FM Ingvar Johanesson
89-T AyelenChess 10 2 www.twitch.tv/ayelenchess WIM Ayelen Martinez
89-T vjecspec 10 2 www.twitch.tv/flagmasternemec Vjekoslav Nemec
89-T TheChessguy 10 2 www.twitch.tv/chessguy Paul Hummel
89-T IsaacSteincamp 10 2 www.twitch.tv/isaackaito Isaac Steincamp
89-T erikcardenas 10 2 www.twitch.tv/erikcarde Erik Cardenas Quezada
89-T AlphaRatel 10 2 www.twitch.tv/alpharatel GM Dmitry Gordievsky
89-T Eyescrow 10 2 www.twitch.tv/eyescrow Alex Lalau
89-T Flovin 10 2 www.twitch.tv/chessblaze Flovin Matras Tummasarson
89-T harlemknite 10 2 www.twitch.tv/harlemknite HarlemKnite
89-T MissLovaLova 10 2 www.twitch.tv/photochess WFM Maria Emelianova
89-T Rayanov_2004 10 2 www.twitch.tv/rayanezane Rayana Zane
89-T beat43210 10 2 www.twitch.tv/beat43210 Anthony
89-T jimis98 10 2 www.twitch.tv/jimakos0909 Dimitrios Ladopoulos
104-T Road2GM3000 5 1 www.twitch.tv/road2gm3000 Sean Senft
104-T ChessicallyInclined 5 1 www.twitch.tv/chessicallyinclined FM Jason Morefield
104-T Keithonsky 5 1 www.twitch.tv/keithonsky CM Keith Khumalo
104-T Agent-JL 5 1 www.twitch.tv/agent_jl_chess Justin Liang
104-T BerlinBears 5 1 www.twitch.tv/spaetibearsberlin Bo Wimmer
104-T RebeccaLoran 5 1 www.twitch.tv/rebeccaloran Rebecca Loranger
104-T recycle1michael 5 1 www.twitch.tv/chessme1 Mykhailo Horbach
104-T chemoighte 5 1 www.twitch.tv/sieica WIM Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite
104-T Bikfoot 5 1 www.twitch.tv/bikfoot Wouter Bik
104-T sh-mishkat 5 1 www.twitch.tv/dabaaru Sarowar Hossain Mishkat
104-T JeffusLeMalinus 5 1 www.twitch.tv/jeffuslemalinus Jeffus Le Malinus
104-T ZionPureinHeart 5 1 www.twitch.tv/zionpureinheart Daniel Palacios
104-T budda 5 1 www.twitch.tv/budda NM John Williams
104-T chess_fan123 5 1 www.twitch.tv/chess_fan123 Chess Fan
104-T PlanetChessClub 5 1 www.twitch.tv/planetchessclub Stancliff Buxley
104-T gabematic 5 1 www.twitch.tv/wrecca_nyc Gabriel Williams
104-T FollementeScacchisti 5 1 www.twitch.tv/follementescacchisti Danilo and Silvio
104-T DJ_Chess1 5 1 www.twitch.tv/dj_chess David Craciun
104-T maxmlynek 5 1 www.twitch.tv/maxmlynek Max Mlynek
104-T PeterBalkus 5 1 www.twitch.tv/peterbalkus Peter Balkus
104-T yellowdragoon 5 1 www.twitch.tv/theyellowdragoon FM Henry Li
104-T hassenx 5 1 www.twitch.tv/fozbal Hassen Aouali


Finals Week: Round Robin and Knockout!


Week 12, Top Clip: GM Alireza Firouzja ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 12, Staff Prize: GM Fidel Corrales ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 12, Friday 3|0: Knockout Week!

Week 12, Monday 3|0: Knockout Week!


Week 11, Top Clip: GM Krikor Mekhitarian ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 11, Staff Prize: Daniel Greiner ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 11, Friday 3|0

Week 11, Monday 3|0:


Week 10, Top Clip: GM Roeland Pruijssers ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 10, Staff Prize: Kaykobad Khan ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 10, Friday 3|0

Week 10, Monday 3|0:


Week 9, Top Clip: NM Kevin Bordi ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 9, Staff Prize: IM Eric Rosen ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 9, Friday 3|0

Week 9, Monday 3|0:


Week 8, Top Clip: GM JJ Ali Marandi ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 8, Staff Prize: GM Daniel Naroditsky ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 8, Friday 3|0

Week 8, Monday 3|0:


Week 7, Top Clip: IM Cem Kaan Gokerkan ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 7, Staff Prize: GM Fidel Corrales ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 7, Friday 3|0

Week 7, Monday 3|0:


Week 6, Top Clip: GM Ben Finegold ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 6, Staff Prize: GM Aman Hambleton ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 6, Friday 3|0: Knockout Week!

Week 6, Monday 3|0: Knockout Week!


Week 5, Top Clip: GM Roeland Pruijssers ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 5, Staff Prize: FM Deniz Arman ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 5, Friday 3|0:

Week 5, Monday 3|0:


Week 4, Top Clip: GM Alexandra Kosteniuk ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 4, Staff Prize: GM Denes Boros ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 4, Friday 3|0:

Week 4, Monday 3|0:


Week 3, Top Clip: GM Alireza Firouzja ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 3, Staff Prize: GM Krikor Mekhitarian ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 3, Friday 3|0:

Week 3, Monday 3|0:


Week 2, Top Clip: IM Eric Rosen ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 2, Staff Prize: GM JJ Ali Marandi ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 2, Friday 3|0:

Week 2, Monday 3|0:


Week 1, Top Clip: NM Kevin Bordi ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 1, Staff Prize: FM Jose Herrera ($50 in gifted Twitch subs)

Week 1, Friday 3|0:

Week 1, Monday 3|0:

For more information about Arena Kings season five, please visit this article for the rules, format, prizes and everything else you need to know.

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