Chess.com Partners With Global Esports Agency Rumble Gaming

Chess.com Partners With Global Esports Agency Rumble Gaming

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Palo Alto, Calif., August 13, 2020Rumble Gaming, a global esports talent agency and gaming consulting company, is pleased to announce the signing of its newest client, Chess.com, the world's biggest chess site. This partnership combines Rumble Gaming's expertise in talent management and sponsorships with Chess.com's world-renowned brand and impressive user base, which totals over 40 million.

“Chess.com has seen extraordinary growth on Twitch, both in terms of users and viewership, peaking at over 85,000 concurrent viewers and onboarding over one million members during that period,” said Evan Kubes, President of Rumble Gaming. “The Chess.com userbase appeals to a diverse demographic that sees everyone from top streamers like XQC, casual gamers, young professionals, and esports enthusiasts competing in their tournaments. This speaks to Chess.com’s global brand appeal and we are excited to bring meaningful activations to their fans and platform.”

In addition to being the world's biggest chess site, Chess.com is the world's third most popular gaming website, with an average of more than 9M monthly active users, and more than 1.2 million new members each month. It also regularly hosts and sponsors high stakes prize tournaments and matches featuring some of the world's best chess players, influencers, and gamers. The platform's upcoming $50,000 USD PogChamps 2 streamer tournament will feature a group of high-profile streamers from a wide array of Twitch content categories.

“Partnering with a leading organization like Rumble Gaming is a significant step forward for Chess.com's continued expansion into the esports industry,” said Nick Barton, Director of Business Development at Chess.com. "We're excited to explore strategic marketing initiatives and partnership opportunities with non-endemic brands, which will help expand our global reach with new fans."

About Rumble Gaming:

Rumble Gaming is a full-service esports and gaming company, offering talent management, legal and marketing services, as well as access to a fully integrated media platform and distribution network. As a talent agency, Rumble bridges the gap between brands and the esports/gaming ecosystem by facilitating partnership opportunities and creating authentic marketing activations. Through its media platform access, it has a content distribution network bolstered across the spheres of digital and linear media which, coupled with production studios in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles, uniquely positions Rumble Gaming to help create and disseminate content.

About Chess.com:
Chess.com is the world’s largest chess site, with a community of more than 41 million members from around the world playing millions of games every day. Launched in 2007, Chess.com is the leader in chess news, lessons, events, and live entertainment. Visit Chess.com to play, learn, and connect with chess—the world’s most popular game.

Contact:

Rumble Gaming:

Evan Kubes
President & Co-founder MKM Group
ekubes@mkmesports

Andrea Dorego
Director, Public Relations and Communications
andrea@rumblegaming.gg

Chess.com:

Nick Barton
Director of Business Development
nick@chess.com

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