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Announcing Arena Kings: Cash Tournaments For Streamers
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Announcing Arena Kings: Cash Tournaments For Streamers

DanielRensch
Jan 9, 2018, 11:07 AM 68 Chess.com News

Anyone can play, but only streamers can win!

Chess.com is pleased to announce Arena Kings, its first running series of events with cash prizes possible for both titled and non-titled players.

As long as players stream their games during the event, they are eligible for cash prizes in Chess.com's new Arena Kings event, played in the new Chess.com arena tournament format. 

With $2,000 in total monthly prizes, Arena Kings start every Wednesday at 12 p.m. (noon) Pacific. Each week, $500 in prizes will be available to win for any chess streamer playing in the Arena Kings tournament, with some prizes allocated for top places, and others reserved for fan vote and Chess.com staff choice. 

How to join the Arena Kings tournament:

  1. Log on to Chess.com/live, find the tournaments tab on the top right, and click on Arena Kings. Click join before the tournament starts at 12 p.m. Pacific.
  2. Start your stream on Twitch.tv and stream all of your games while you play. If you're wondering how you can get started streaming your chess games today, read our blog on How To Become a Streamer.

The format for all Arena Kings events:

  • three minutes time control per game with no increment
  • two hours arena tournament length

Prizes will be broken down as follows:

Streaming prizes for the top three finishing titled players:

  • 1st: $100
  • 2nd: $75
  • 3rd: $25

Fan prizes for titled players:

  • Top viewed titled player stream: $75. All titled players must submit screenshots of their Twitch peak viewership to [email protected] after each event to be eligible. 
  • Winner of the Twitter poll: $25 (can't be same person as above).

Streaming prizes for non-titled players:

  • Best-performing non-titled player who streamed all games: $75.
  • Top viewed non-titled player stream: $50 (must also submit Twitch peak viewer analytics to [email protected] for review).
  • Winner of the Twitter poll: $25 (can't be same person as above).
  • Chess.com choice: $50 (our selection of the best overall stream of any player).

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Our first Arena Kings event will take place on January 10 at 12 p.m. Pacific. If you're wondering how you can get started streaming your chess games today, read our blog on How To Become a Streamer.

You can also read up on more of the benefits of being a Chess.com and Twitch Streaming Partner here.

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