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Arena Kings Season 6

Arena Kings Season 6

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The sixth season of the Arena Kings chess tournament series runs between January 11 and April 2, 2021 and features a total prize fund of $20,000.

As in earlier seasons, Monday and Friday are the regular Arena Kings days. Once again there are four designated days when Fischer Random (Chess960) is to be played and also four Royal Arena Kings with elevated prizes.

All Chess.com members are eligible for prizes but while you must stream your games in order to earn cash, streamers do not have to be members of the Chess.com Streamer's Program to be eligible to win.

You can find quick links to important event information below:


Streaming and Identification Requirements

*Any Chess.com user can play in Arena Kings tournaments, but only streamers are eligible for prizes. To be eligible, all requirements below must be fulfilled. 

The following applies to all streamers:

  • All players must stream their games with boards and webcams visible on stream. 
  • Verbal commentary and/or chat engagement is also required. We are specifically discouraging streamers that are streaming simply to be eligible for prizes while not providing any streaming "value".
  • Anonymous players cannot earn prizes. All accounts must be labelled with REAL NAMES.
  • All players must play using accounts that properly reflect their playing strength as measured by rating. Players using "streaming" accounts that are under-rated will NOT be eligible for any prizes. Any such "streaming" accounts must also be approved by Staff.
    • Also note that multi-accounting is against our terms of service so if an account is not approved by Staff, this can constitue grounds for us to close accounts and void any results or prizes earned. 
  • All players must stream at least 100 minutes of the event.
  • All requirements must be met in full in order to be eligible for any prizes. No exceptions will be made.

For Twitch streamers: 

  • All streams must be easily identifiable on Twitch by listing your streams in the game "chess." 
  • All streams must have "!arenakings" in the stream title.
  • All streamers must be a Twitch Affiliate.
  • You must save your VODs so staff can review after the arena.

For YouTube streamers:

  • You MUST email us (titled@chess.com), with your YouTube channel URL, ideally in advance, but within 2 hours of the end of the event at the latest. 
  • All streams must have "Arena Kings" in the stream title.

Chess.com Arena Kings Season 6

Format

  • 3|0 time control
  • Two-hour arena tournament
  • Live broadcast on Twitch.tv/chess
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Arena Kings Season 6 Format

Cash Prizes

Regular Arena Kings will have a $700 prize fund each, while the Royal Arena Kings will have an increased pool of $1,500. All players must stream their games and identify themselves to earn cash prizes. Players eligible for more than one prize will receive the highest-valued prize only.

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Arena Kings Season 6 Prizes

Full Schedule

  • January 11-April 2, 2021
  • Royal Arena Kings: January 25, January 29, March 29, April 2 (bigger prize funds)
  • Fischer Random: February 5, February 8, March 8, March 12
  • MAJOR CHANGES: Due to PogChamps 3, the February 15, February 19 and February 26 events have different start times. Please see below for details.
Arena Kings Season 6 schedule

Streaming Tips

For tips on how to stream your games and the best ways to get more viewers, see these articles:

Results

All results are listed on the official results page here.

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