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Tournament Arc 2: All The Information

Tournament Arc 2: All The Information

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Tournament Arc 2 is an event featuring YouTubers from the Anime community and Fighting Games players competing for their share of a $10,000 total prize fund. The event will run July 16 to 18 and 22 to 25, starting at 5 p.m. PT/02:00 CEST. The event will feature a series of best-of-three 10|5 rapid matches.

The event will consist of a double-elimination bracket, with a "redemption path" for anyone who loses their first-round match to win their way back to the grand final.


Broadcast

The event will be broadcast live on Chess.com/TV, on our Twitch and YouTube channels, and on Facebook and Twitter. Aranhawaii and JapaneseTutor will provide commentary throughout the show.

Tournament Arc 2 Hosts

Players

Anime YouTubers

Tournament Arc 2 CDawgVA

CDawgVA is an online entertainer and Trash Taste Podcast Co-Host who showcases Okatu culture on Youtube and Twitch.

Tournament Arc 2 Gigguk

Gigguk is an anime YouTuber for over 13 years, Trash Taste Podcast Co-Host, and winner of the first Tournament Arc event.

Tournament Arc 2 Rustage

Rustage is a composer, producer, writer and performer of rap music about various anime characters and shows on YouTube.

Tournament Arc 2 Kureiji Ollie

Kureiji Ollie is a virtual YouTuber (part of Hololive ID) whose content varies from game streaming (Minecraft, APEX, and others), Variety, and singing.

Tournament Arc 2 Tectone

Tectone is a player of "weeb games" and mobile games like Genshin Impact, gifted with "unlimited charisma"—which, according to him, people confuse with simply yelling a lot.

FGC Players

Tournament Arc 2 Sajam

Sajam is a Fighting Game content creator and commentator since 2010. He runs one of the most active Discord servers for fans of the Fighting Game genre.

Tournament Arc 2 Esam

Esam is a competitive Smash Bros player, one of the top 15 content creators in the world, and best Pikachu in the world for 11 years. Esam represents Panda GG.

Tournament Arc 2 Kizzie Kay

Kizzie Kay is a pro fighting game player and content creator for games like Guilty Gear and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Kizzie Kay represents Panda GG.

Bracket

Tournament Arc 2 Bracket

Schedule

Date Day Start Time Pairing Key Player 1 Player 2
July 16 Friday 5:00 p.m. Round 1 (A) Kureiji Ollie Kizzie Kay
July 16 Friday 6:30 p.m. Round 1 (B) Esam Sajam
July 17 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Round 1 (C) Tectone Rustage
July 17 Saturday 6:30 p.m. Round 1 (D) CdawgVA Gigguk
July 18 Sunday 5:00 p.m. R2 Sajam CDawgVA
July 18 Sunday 6:30 p.m. W2 Esam Gigguk
July 22 Thursday 5:00 p.m. W1 Kureiji Ollie Rustage
July 22 Thursday 6:30 p.m. R1 Kizzie Tectone
July 23 Friday 5:00 p.m. R4 Kureiji Ollie CDawgVA
July 23 Friday 6:30 p.m. R3 Tectone Esam
July 24 Saturday 5:00 p.m. W3 (Winner's final) Rustage Gigguk
July 24 Saturday 6:30 p.m. R5 Esam CDawgVA
July 25 Sunday 5:00 p.m. R6 (Redemption final) Esam Rustage
July 25 Sunday 6:30 p.m. Grand final Gigguk Esam
July 25 Sunday 8:00 p.m. Grand final (tiebreak)*

* In case Winner W3 loses.

Tournament Arc 2 Week 2 Schedule

Prizes

The event's total prize fund of $10,000 will be divided as follows:

  • 1st: $4,000
  • 2nd: $2,500
  • 3rd: $1,500
  • 4th: $800
  • 5th-8th: $300

Format

  • Double-elimination bracket;
  • Best-of-three matches in the 10|5 control (10 minutes with a 5-second increment per move);
  • Players who win the first round move on to the Winners Bracket while losers go to the Redemption Arc bracket;
  • The finalist of the Redemption Arc bracket will play the Grand Final against the finalist of the Winners Bracket;
  • In the event of a tie, players will play a blitz tiebreak in the 3|0 time control until one player wins.

Tournament Arc 2 Format

Results

Gigguk won the tournament after defeating Esam 2-1. For more details, check out this article.

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