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Magnus Carlsen (right) and Jan-Krzysztof Duda (left) will meet up in the finals of the Charity Cup online chess tournament. (Image: FIDE)

Champions Chess Tour: Carlsen, Duda Square Off in Finals of Charity Cup

The developing rivalry between World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and Polish grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda will take center stage again on Friday as they battle in the finals of the online Charity Cup chess tournament. The Charity Cup is the second event of the 2022 Champions Chess Tour, and is supporting […]

The Champions Chess Tour will return in 2022 with an increased prize funds and new, streamlined rules to encourage aggressive play. (Image: Twitter/Chess24.com)

Champions Chess Tour Coming Back with New Format for 2022, $1.6M Prize Pool

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational launched the era of elite online chess competition in 2020 during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That continued in 2021 as the Champions Chess Tour launched with more events and more prize money. Now, the tour is returning for a second season, with tweaks […]

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Gaming News: Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Buys Zynga

Microsoft has suddenly become the world’s third-largest gaming company behind Tencent Holdings and Sony following its announcement Tuesday that it acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The news came just as the gaming community was digesting Take-Two Interactive’s purchase of Zynga. Gaming is one of the few sectors to excel […]

Magnus Carlsen finished off his victory at the Champions Chess Tour Finals with a 2.5-0.5 win over Wesley So on Monday. (Image: Meltwater Champions Chess Tour)

Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour Finals; Radjabov Rises to Second Place

Magnus Carlsen didn’t exactly dominate the Champions Chess Tour Finals, but the World Chess Champion did more than enough to capture the year-end title in the online series’ inaugural season. Carlsen ended the tournament with a crushing 2.5-0.5 win over American grandmaster Wesley So, finishing the Tour Finals with his […]

Justin tucker from the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a game-winning and record-setting 66-yard field goal on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. (Image: Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports)

Kicker Justin Tucker Earns 99 Rating on Madden Football

EA Sports, the producer of the popular Madden Football video game, bestowed Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker with a 99 rating on Madden 22 after he set a new NFL record with a 66-yard field goal. On Sunday, Tucker caught a fortuitous bounce and connected on a game-winning and record-setting […]

PogChamps 4 features a combination of veteran and new players who are participating in the Twitch streaming chess tournament. (Image: Chess.com)

PogChamps 4: The Twitch Celebrity Streaming Chess Tournament Returns

Sixteen popular online celebrities will take to the 64 squares beginning on Sunday as they battle for $100,000 in prize money in PogChamps 4, the latest edition of the popular Twitch streaming chess tournament. Several returning players are joined by new streamers for the latest edition of PogChamps. PogChamps veterans […]

Kevin Durant earned one of the highest ratings for the NBA 2K22 edition. (Image: EA Sports)

Kevin Durant, Trae Young Unhappy About NBA 2K22 Ratings

KD thought he should be a 99 and we don’t blame him. EA Sports revealed its first wave of player ratings in the upcoming release for their popular NBA 2K22 video game, and Kevin Durant is among four players who received an overall rating of 96 —  the highest rating […]

Candace Parker from the Chicago Sky is the first woman to appear on the cover of a NBA2K. (Image: 2K Sports)

Candace Parker Becomes First WNBA Player on Cover of NBA 2K

Candace Parker, a two-time WNBA MVP, will make history when she becomes the first woman and first WNBA player to appear on the cover of the popular NBA 2K video game when she graces the GameStop Exclusive edition of NBA 2K22. The 25th-anniversary edition of NBA 2K, aka NBA 2K22, […]

Magnus Carlsen needed a final round win to secure advancement to the FTX Crypto Cup quarterfinals. (Image: @ChampChessTour/Twitter)

Magnus Carlsen Sneaks Into FTX Crypto Cup Quarterfinals with Final-Round Win

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen barely avoided disaster on Tuesday, winning his final round-robin game to secure one of the eight quarterfinal slots in the FTX Crypto Cup. Carlsen ended the preliminary stage with 8.5 points after 15 rounds, securing the No. 6 seed heading into the quarterfinals. Carlsen relieved […]

Sixteen grandmasters will compete for cash and Bitcoin in the FTX Crypto Cup, beginning on May 23, 2021. (Image: Champions Chess Tour)

World’s Best Chess Players Compete for Bitcoin in FTX Crypto Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will look to win his second straight Champions Chess Tour event – and a fair amount of Bitcoin – when the online FTX Crypto Cup begins on Sunday. The FTX Crypto Cup features a prize pool of $220,000 in cash, as well as 2.1825 Bitcoin. […]