We’re thrilled to announce Espot B-Cup 2 Offered by Chess.com! It is a neighborhood and streamer occasion reside from Espot Paris on June 17, 2023, at 6:20 a.m. PT/15:20 CEST. There can be on-line and on-site tournaments with prize swimming pools, two concurrent broadcasts carried out on-site, with further creator and participant appearances!
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Kevin (“Blitzstream”) is a French nationwide grasp, content material creator, and streamer famous person. He is the preferred chess streamer in France and the Director of French Content material for Chess.com.
Anna-Maja is a Dutch FIDE Grasp, skilled chess participant for the Alliance GG, and frequently contributes to Chess.com reside occasion broadcasts.
Blitzstream organized B-Cup, the world’s first chess “LAN” or hybrid match, at Espot Paris in December 2022. With 120 gamers, 100 spectators onsite, and 73k distinctive Twitch viewers, the groundbreaking blitz competitors was all the craze. It is coming again round once more.
Now partnering with Chess.com, B-Cup 2 can have an excellent higher affect. New options embrace: English reside commentary, a bigger money prize (3500€) to draw increased Elo gamers, elevated manufacturing high quality, elevated participant expertise, and extra aspect occasions.
Espot Paris is France’s and Europe’s largest public gaming and Esports venue. Positioned instantly throughout the road from the world-famous Louvre Museum, Espot is a gamer’s paradise proper within the coronary heart of Paris. The complicated features a 130-seat area, 90 PCs with 150 video games put in, 30 console stations outfitted with PS5, simracing venue with 4 F1 Alpine simulators, VIP lounge, and catering space with 2 full-service bars.
So, as an instance you end up standing on Rue de Rivoli in Paris on June 17. Do you wait in an hours-long line to see a tiny portray behind a barricade with bulletproof glass? Or do you stroll throughout the road and play chess at Espot? You do not must be a grandmaster to make this good transfer.
B-Cup featured visitor appearances by French GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, and Matthieu Cornette. New visitor appearances for B-Cup 2 embrace: GM Parham Maghsoodloo, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nemo, Sardoche, AlexandraChess, and lots of others.
B-Cup 2 is only the start. In Napoleonic trend, Blitzstream has plans to take over the (chess) world. In a current interview with Chess.com, Kevin shared his long-term imaginative and prescient for B-Cup:
Our dream can be to make it a global occasion in the future and to create worldwide on-line occasions, like having folks from Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, in all places, all assembly in an e-sports place and having a worldwide match. Not simply from house, however enjoying from precise locations so the chess neighborhood can collect collectively and actually spend time in a single location. It’s not like the same old chess match the place you may’t communicate! It was loads of enjoyable to have folks in a single place, typically screaming that they misplaced their queen or issues like that.
If you wish to study extra about Blitzstream, try Turning Dolphins Into Sharks: Assembly France’s Most Well-known Chess Streamer. And naturally, do not miss the reside B-Cup 2 Twitch stream on June 17, 2023, at 6:20 a.m. PT/15:20 CEST!