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PogChamps 4: All The Information

PogChamps 4: All The Information

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PogChamps 4 presented by Coinbase is set to begin on August 29, 2021 and run until the finals on September 12.

Expected to be one of the most viewed chess tournaments in history, PogChamps 4 will have a $100,000 prize fund. 

The first three events PogChamps, PogChamps 2, and PogChamps 3 shattered viewership records achieving close to 500 million minutes watched. 

PogChamps 4 is poised to be the largest yet. Chess.com will also continue to emphasize supporting the chess community by matching up to $100,000 in community donations. 

Here's all the information you need to follow Chess.com PogChamps 4:


Hosts And Commentators

PogChamps4 commentators

Broadcast and streaming

All Chess.com PogChamps matches will be broadcast live on Chess.com/TV with commentary led by chess celebrities. 

Players can stream on their own channels on a delay as well, but will not be allowed to use chat for outside assistance. Players who decide not to stream must join a Zoom call for the purposes of fair play and broadcasting.

Format

Group Stage

  • The 16 players will be divided into four groups with four players in each, determined by the seeding below.
  • In this group stage, players will play all three opponents in their group in a match.
  • Each match will be two games at the 10+5 time control. The higher-seeded player will play white in the first game.
  • If the score is tied after two games, the tiebreak phase begins after a five-minute break for players. The time control is 3+2, and is sudden death. Whoever is first to win a game wins the match. The player with the highest CAPS accuracy score from the first two games in the match will start with white.
  • Players receive three points for each match won outright, two points winning a match via tiebreak, one point for losing a match via tiebreak, and zero points for losing a match without tiebreaks.
  • At the end of group play, players will be ranked within their group by points accumulated.
  • Each group's top two players make it to the Championship bracket, and the other two will play in the Consolation Bracket.

If two players in a group are tied on points, the first tiebreak is CAPS score averaged across all three matches they played in.

Championship and Consolation Brackets

  • Both brackets will consist of eight players, with seeding predetermined to ensure competitive play.
  • Both brackets will use a single-elimination format. The winner of each match proceeds to the next round.
  • Matches will consist of two 10+5 games, and the higher seed plays White in the first game.
  • If there is a tie after two games, the tiebreaker begins after a five-minute break. The time control is 3+2, and is sudden death. The first player to win a game wins the match. The player with the best CAPS accuracy score in the first two games of the match will start with white.
  • If players shared seeding from group play, the player with the higher CAPS (accuracy) score from their previous round non-tiebreak game(s) will get the higher seed.

Prize Breakdown 

Total Prize Fund: $100,000

Winnings are determined by how far a player advances in the tournament.

Group Stage: 16 players, $8,000 prize pool.

  • Every group stage winner (4 total) will receive a $2,000 prize

Championship Bracket: 8 players, $60,000 prize pool

  • Tournament Champion: $20,000
  • Runner-Up: $12,000
  • Semifinalists (2): $6,000
  • Quarterfinalists (4): $4,000

Consolation Bracket: 8 players, $32,000 prize pool 

  • Consolation Champion: $7,000
  • Runner-Up: $5,000
  • Semifinalists (2): $4,000
  • Quarterfinalists (4): $3,000

Community Outreach

During PogChamps 4, Chess.com will be matching donations from the community, up to $100,000 for a total of $200,000 to charity. We have partnered with Rise Above The Disorder, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to making mental health care more affordable and accessible.

Players 

As players are confirmed they will appear below. The current field:

Ludwig PogChamps 4 Pog4

MrBeast PogChamps 4 Pog4

Rubius PogChamps 4 Pog4

IAmCristinini PogChamps 4 Pog4

Sapnap PogChamps 4 Pog4

PogChamps 4 NickEh30

Tectone PogChamps 4 Pog4

PogChamps 4 Fundy

PogChamps 4 Harry Mack

PogChamps 4 QTCinderella

PogChamps 4 boxbox

justaminx PogChamps 4

PogChamps 4 crokeyz

PogChamps 4 5uppp

PogChamps 4 jakenbakeLIVE

Groups And Seeding

Groups are based on a variety of factors including (but not limited to) total games played, amount of chess streamed, and blitz, rapid, and tactics ratings. Players within the group are ordered by seed.

Group A: Ludwig, 5uppp, JakenbakeLIVE, MrBeast

Group B: Boxbox, Sapnap, JustaMinx, Harry Mack

Group C: Fundy, QTCinderella, NickEh30, Tectone

Group D: Crokeyz, Rubius, Punz, IamCristinini

Match Schedule

Date Day Group/Stage Start Time* Player 1 Player 2
Sunday August 29 Group D 12:00 p.m. Crokeyz Rubius
Sunday August 29 Group B 1:00 p.m. Sapnap Harry Mack
Monday August 30 Group C 12:00 p.m. Fundy Tectone
Monday August 30 Group B 1:00 p.m. Boxbox JustaMinx
Monday August 30 Group A 2:00 p.m. Ludwig MrBeast
Tuesday August 31 Group D 12:00 p.m. Crokeyz IamCristinini
Tuesday August 31 Group D 1:00 p.m. Punz Rubius
Wednesday September 1 Group C 12:00 p.m. NickEh30 Tectone
Wednesday September 1 Group B 1:00 p.m. Harry Mack JustaMinx
Wednesday September 1 Group B 2:00 p.m. Boxbox Sapnap
Thursday September 2 Group D 12:00 p.m. Punz IamCristinini
Thursday September 2 Group C 1:00 p.m. Fundy QTCinderella
Thursday September 2 Group A 2:00 p.m. Ludwig jakenbakeLIVE
Thursday September 2 Group A 3:00 p.m. MrBeast 5uppp
Friday September 3 Off day
Saturday September 4 Group A 12:00 p.m. 5uppp jakenbakeLIVE
Saturday September 4 Group C 1:00 p.m. QTCinderella Tectone
Saturday September 4 Group C 2:00 p.m. Fundy NickEh30
Sunday September 5 Group D 1:00 p.m. Crokeyz Punz
Sunday September 5 Group B 2:00 p.m. Boxbox Harry Mack
Sunday September 5 Group A 3:00 p.m. MrBeast jakenbakeLIVE
Monday September 6 Group B 12:00 p.m. JustaMinx Sapnap
Monday September 6 Group D 1:00 p.m. Rubius IamCristinini
Monday September 6 Group C 2:00 p.m. NickEh30 QTCinderella
Monday September 6 Group A 3:00 p.m. Ludwig 5uppp
Tuesday September 7 Off day
Wedesday September 8 Off day
Thursday September 9 QF Consolation 11:00 a.m. jakenbakeLIVE JustaMinx
Thursday September 9 QF Consolation 12:00 p.m. Harry Mack MrBeast
Thursday September 9 QF Championship 1:00 p.m. IamCristinini Fundy
Friday September 10 QF Consolation 11:00 a.m. Rubius NickEh30
Friday September 10 QF Championship 12:00 p.m. Crokeyz QTCinderella
Friday September 10 QF Championship 1:00 p.m. Ludwig boxbox
Friday September 10 QF Championship 2:00 p.m. 5uppp Sapnap
Saturday Sept 11 SF Consolation 12:00 p.m. jakenblakLIVE Rubius
Saturday Sept 11 SF Consolation 2:00 p.m. MrBeast Tectone
Saturday Sept 11 SF Championship 1:00 p.m. Crokeyz BoxBox
Saturday Sept 11 SF Championship 3:00 p.m. 5uppp Fundy
Sunday Sept 12 Final Consolation 12:00 p.m. MrBeast Rubius
Sunday Sept 12 Final Championship 1 p.m. Fundy Crokeyz

*Pacific Time. Schedule subject to change.

Results Website

Results will be posted at the site below once the event begins.

Brackets

Once the group stage is finished, the Championship and Consolation brackets will appear here.

Coinbase Community Cup

Do you got what it takes to be a PogChamp? Thanks to Coinbase, you can finally prove it! The Coinbase Community Cup is a daily arena happening during every PogChamps 4 show with awesome prizes no matter your strength.

  • Date/Time: 12:30 p.m. PT, 21:30 CEST every  day during PogChamps 4
  • Arena Format: 5+0, 3 hour duration
  • The top three finishers in the open, U2000, U1500, and U1000 rating sections will each win diamond membership, 1 year, 6 month, and 3 months respectively.
  • Join one hour before the event at go.chess.com/CoinbaseCup.

Bots

How do you stack up against some of the PogChamps 4 players? Click the button below to go to our Play Computer page where you can match your wits with the Ludwig and MrBeast bots as well as bots of past Pog players like xQc, Pokimane, Neeko, and CodeMiko.

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