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Chess Tournament Arc 2: Schedule, format, players, prize pool, how to watch, and more

Anitubers, VTubers, FGC, and Smash come together in the unlikeliest of places -- a Chess tournament!

Chess has seen a renaissance thanks to streamer interest, and many content creators routinely utilize the classic board game as a middle-ground for collaborations, with none as exciting as Tournament Arc 2.

The sequel to the AniTuber exclusive event, which explains its ad-hoc name, will pit the aforementioned community against FGC, Smash, and even Vtuber personalities.

Let's cut to the chase and take a look at everything you need to know about Chess' Tournament Arc 2.

Tournament Arc 2 - Schedule and format

The first half of Tournament Arc 2 will be played from 16th July to the 18th, with the second half scheduled for 22nd July to the 25th.

The event will feature a double-elimination bracket with each match set to be played in a best-of-three 10|5 rapid format (10 minutes with a 5-second increment per move).

Tournament Arc 2 - Players

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Gigguk, winner of the first Tournament Arc (Picture: Chess.com)

The following list of personalities will take part in the upcoming Tournament Arc 2 event:

  • Gigguk
  • CDawgVA
  • Rustage
  • Kureiji Ollie
  • Tectone
  • Sajam
  • ESAM
  • Kizzie Kay

Tournament Arc 2 - Prize pool

There is a total of $10k up for grabs during Tournament Arc 2, this is the break down:

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

Tournament Arc 2 - How to watch

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(Picture: Chess.com

The official broadcast channel are listed below: