With the PogChamps 3 chess tournament ending on 28th February 2021, Twitch Rivals and Chess.com have announced a brand-new tournament to look forward to. It is called the Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown, and the first details including schedule, players, prize pool and how you can watch all the matches have been revealed.
Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown: The players
A total of 11 players have been revealed so far for the Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown, where streamers and chess players pair up to compete.
(Picture: Eric Rosen)
The Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown player list is:
- Ryan Letourneau
- Alexandra Botes
- Hikaru Nakamura
- Eric Rosen
It appears more players will be announced at a later date. The name of the tournament suggests the chess players might be the "brain" while the "hand" is the Twitch streamers participating.
At the time of writing, the tournament format has not been revealed but it does seem to have a unique twist to it.
Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown prize pool
There's a total prize pool of 25,000 USD up for grabs during the Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown.
Prize pool distribution has not been revealed at the time of writing.
Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown schedule
The tournament is set to take place on 2nd March 2021 at 13:00 PT time. For those in the UK, that's 21:00 GMT.
The Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown looks to be a one-day tournament, from the little information revealed thus far.
How to watch Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown
You can catch all the action for the Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown over on the official Twitch.tv channel we've embedded below.
Since the tournament is in collaboration with Chess.com, you will likely be able to view a stream over at Chess.com/TV, but nothing has been confirmed so far.
Lastly, the participants, especially the Twitch streamers competing, should have their own stream of the tournament to enjoy their point-of-view.
We will update this article once we know more about the Twitch Rivals Hand & Brain Showdown chess tournament.