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PogChamps 3 started with a blast on 14th Feb with an overall Prize Pool of $200,000. Viewers get to enjoy gameplay and commentatorship from talents like GM Hikaru, xQc, Alexandra Botez, Myth, and many more.
Chess.com’s PogChamps 3, a chess event presented by GRIP6, commences on February 14. The chess event will be ending its run on February 28. Presented by Grip6, PogChamps 3 has a prize amount of $100,000 and Chess.com has declared an additional $100,000 for community donations.
The event is expected to have maximum viewership in the history of chess tournaments. PogChamps and PogChamps 2 were massive hit-shattering viewership records in the past, with live views reaching 16 million viewers.
The group-stage matches are scheduled in the first week of the event. Players will later move into a championship and consolation brackets, the top two players from each group will move to the championship bracket, playing once again a double-round robin in the group stages. The final is set to take place on February 28.
— Chess.com (@chesscom) February 8, 2021
The PogChamps 3 is poised to become the biggest hit with increased prize amount and noted celebrities being the participants. This historic chess event features some world-renowned and noted celebrities along with previous participants.
Fighting for the coveted title are:
Not only this, but the tournament also has an impressive list of some other participants that include poker star Daniel Negreanu, popular VTuber CodeMiko, fan-favorite, and previous consolation bracket winner moistCriTiKaL, content king and former PogChamps commentator Ludwig, and former Fortnite pro Myth.
The landmark event is being presented by GRIP6, which is an American manufacturing company involved in the manufacturing of belts, wallets, and wool socks. Besides GRIP6 Guayaki is also the official sustainability partner of Pogchamps 3, who will be providing Yerba Mate drops throughout the event. CyberpowerPC, a custom computer hardware manufacturer, has become the first hardware partner of Chess.com. The association of all these partners is making this event possible.
Pogchamps 3 broadcast is available across multiple platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube along with some new platforms that are yet to be announced. This event can be viewed live on Chess.com/tv.
PogChamps has become a massive hit on media platforms bringing some of the biggest content creators to chess. Voyboy and ItsHafu have won the earlier two editions of the event, who significantly improved throughout the tournament. The hallmark of the PogChamps series has been the significant improvement of the players’ chess abilities and auxiliary coaching content.
The craze for the event can be judged by the fact that top streamers had begun the preparation and started training with their coaches on their respective Twitch channels way before official matches had final announcements done. Thus, the coaches besides providing insight into their player’s preparation and helping them along will also do commentary for the live broadcasts.
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