BotezLive To Host BlockChamps: Pokimane, LilyPichu, GeorgeNotFound Participating – Chess.com

WFM Alexandra Botez and her sister Andrea Botez, a fan-favorite streamer duo that was recently signed by Team Envy, will be presenting BlockChamps on January 16 at 10 a.m. PT / 18:00 CET.

In this event, prominent streamers in the Minecraft community like GeorgeNotFound and famous variety streamers such as Pokimane and LilyPichu will be competing for the glory of victory, as well as the $25,000 prize fund. This event will be a great lead-up to the upcoming PogChamps 3 event and is expected to feature one of the most elite tournament line-ups in gaming history in terms of average viewership of each participant.

One unique aspect of this event is that games will be relayed live into a dedicated Minecraft server and access to the server will be raffled on Alexandra’s twitter to increase engagement with the Minecraft community.

We are going above and beyond to bring together the chess and Minecraft worlds for this event! Andrea and I get super excited when other creators are interested in chess, since they make it super entertaining to watch. Hopefully BlockChamps gets even more casual players into the game.

-Alexandra Botez

BlockChamps
Andrea (left) and Alexandra (right) are hosting BlockChamps.

The format of the event will feature an eight-player single-elimination bracket, with one game being played in each round. A coin toss will decide who gets the white pieces, and then the participants will go on to play a 15+2 game, meaning each player will have 15 minutes to start the game and will gain two seconds on their clock with each move. 

Here are the list of participants:

  • Pokimane
  • LilyPichu
  • GeorgeNotFound
  • WilburSoot
  • TubboLive
  • Sapnap
  • Nihachu
  • FundyLive

FundyLive has already taken the opportunity to talk some trash: “I’m excited to beat Minecraft streamers in something other than Minecraft.”

I’m excited to beat Minecraft streamers in something other than Minecraft.

-FundyLive

The competition already seems to be ramping up, a great sign that the games will be filled with excitement and drama. The event will be streamed live at Twitch.tv/BotezLive and by the Minecraft streamers themselves on January 16 starting at 10 a.m. PT / 18:00 CET. You can also tune in at Chess.com/tv.

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