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Esports: The World’s Highest-Earning FIFA 21 Superstars

Esports: The World’s Highest-Earning FIFA 21 Superstars

FIFA has risen to become one of the world’s top esports titles, attracting players from every corner of the planet. Games are being played every second of the day, by teenagers in their bedrooms, all the way up to professional players fighting it out in international tournaments. These professional FIFA […]

Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket, as Rainn Wilson faces Benjyfishy and Sardoche takes on Ludwig in the PogChamps 3 semifinals. (Image: Chess.com)

Rainn Wilson, Ludwig Advance to PogChamps 3 Championship Semifinals

Four players remain in contention in the championship bracket heading into the PogChamps 3 semifinals, which will take place on Friday and Saturday. Ludwig will battle Sardoche in the first semifinal, while Rainn Wilson will battle BenjyFishy for the other spot in the PogChamps 3 final. Two tiebreakers highlight PogChamps […]

Wesley So picked up his second Champions Chess Tour title, beating Magnus Carlsen again in the final of the Opera Euro Rapid. (Image: Chess24/YouTube)

Wesley So Beats Magnus Carlsen in Final to Win Opera Euro Rapid

Wesley So picked up his second title on the Champions Chess Tour Sunday, beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid. So previously defeated Carlsen in the final of the Skilling Open, making this the second time he has denied the Norwegian a chance to earn […]

Pogchamps 3 begins on Sunday, Feb. 14, with a mix of Twitch streamers and mainstream celebrities battling for a $100,000 prize pool. (Image: Chess.com/Twitter)

PogChamps 3: Players, Groups, Format and Prizes for Twitch Chess Tournament

The PogChamps 3 online chess tournament begins Sunday, Feb. 14 with a whole new lineup of players, but a format that will be somewhat familiar to those who followed the first two versions of the streaming sensation. This time around, the prize money has grown significantly, and a few mainstream […]

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So will renew their rivalry in the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid tournament. (Image: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So Reach Opera Euro Rapid Final

Magnus Carlsen needed an Armageddon tiebreak yet again, but found a way to get past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and reach the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess tournament. The World Champion will take on Wesley So, who finished off Teimour Radjabov in their semifinal to advance. Carlsen Advances Despite […]

Levon Aronian (pictured) advanced to the finals of the Airthings Masters, where he’ll battle Teimour Radjabov for the title. (Image: Niki Riga)

Airthings Masters: Radjabov, Aronian Sweep Their Way Into Finals Showdown

Teimour Radjabov and Levon Aronian dominated their respective semifinal matchups at the Airthings Masters, leaving no doubt as to which two players deserved to compete for the first major title on the Champions Chess Tour. Radjabov won the first two games of the second match to finish off Daniil Dubov, […]

Wesley So (left) seeks a second straight Champions Chess Tour title at the Airthings Open, though he’ll have to contend with Magnus Carlsen (right) and others. (Image: Nick Barton/Manila Bulletin)

Airthings Masters Delivers Christmas Cheer for Champions Chess Tour Fans

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, Speed Chess Championship winner Hikaru Nakamura, and Skilling Open winner Wesley So lead the field of 12 grandmasters who will compete in the Airthings Masters beginning on Dec. 26. The Airthings Masters is the second event and the first major of the Champions Chess Tour, […]

Hikaru Nakamura (left) will face Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (right) in the final of the 2020 Speed Chess Championship on Saturday. (Image: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

MVL Upsets Carlsen, Faces Hikaru Nakamura in Speed Chess Championship Final

French grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave pulled off a major upset in the Speed Chess Championship on Friday, defeating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen 13-11 to reach the finals of the online blitz and bullet tournament. Vachier-Lagrave outscored Carlsen in both the five-minute and three-minute portions of the match, then held on […]

Kansas City TE Travis Kelce earns a Madden 21 rating of 99 after another historic season. (Image: AP)

KC TE Travis Kelce Joins Exclusive Madden Football 99 Club

The game designers at EA Sports upgraded their player ratings for Madden Football 21, and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce earned much-deserved bump to a 99 rating, thereby becoming the newest member of the exclusive 99 Club. Four players entered this season with a 99 rating for Madden […]