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Chess.com Back on Twitch With $50K PogChamps 2 Streamer Tournament

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Chess.com has made it’s return to Twitch with a $50,000 PogChamps 2 streamer tournament, pitting a group of high-profile streamers against one another with the prize money up for grabs.

With it comes the return of commentary from chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura and Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Alexandra Botez.

Participants for PogChamps 2 include:

  • John “Cizzorz” Cizek
  • David Pakman
  • Jesper “Gripex90” Terkildsen
  • Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (who played “The Mountain” in HBO’s Game of Thrones)
  • Rumay “Hafu” Wang
  • Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera
  • Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo
  • QTCinderella (real name unknown)
  • Ashkan “TF Blade” Homayouni
  • Niklas “Wagamama” Högström
  • Félix “xQc” Lengyel
  • Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand
  • Austin (last name unknown)
  • Additional players TBA

Chess.com states that the first PogChamps tournament was seen by 3.53M unique viewers, peaking at 87.3K concurrent viewers, incredible numbers for any number of Twitch channels on the platform.

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