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Sardoche Beats Rainn Wilson In The PogChamps 3 Tournament

PogChamps 3 Sardoche Rainn Wilson

Some of the internet’s biggest names got together yet again to put their chess skills to test in the PogChamps 3 tournament.

When it comes to streamers like Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, Chess isn’t the first game you think of, but those two, along with Mr Beast and other popular streamers were all going to one of history’s most viewed chess tournaments.

The field was divided into four categories all consisting of streamers, celebrities, and streamers. Aside from pride, there was also $100,000 in prize money on the line. 

PogChamps 3 Brackets

Each group consisted of four players with each representing a different seed. Things started out in Group Play before the Quarterfinals kicked off on Feb. 23 with the top three from each group moving forward. The Grand Finals took place on Feb. 28.

Check out the full list of participants below, including YouTubers, streamers, and even celebrities like Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight in The Office

Seed Group A Group B Group C Group D
1 Sardoche xQc Rainn Wilson Ludwig
2 BenjyFishy Daniel Negreanu Logic MoistCr1tikal
3 Neeko Pokimane Tubbo MrBeast
4 Myth Rubius Michelle Khare CodeMiko

PogChamps 3 Final

PogChamps 3 concluded the Grand Finals on Feb. 28. Check out the final standings for the event and the prize pool breakdown.

Placement Competitor

1st        Sardoche
2nd      Rainn Wilson
Top 4  BenjyFishy
Top 4  Ludwig
Top 8  Daniel Negreanu
Top 8  Logic
Top 8  MoistCr1tikal
Top 8  xQc

Group Stage: 16 players, $8,000 prize pool.

Each group stage winner (4) wins a $2,000 prize

Championship Bracket: 8 players, $60,000 prize pool

Chess.com PogChamps Winner: $20,000

2nd Place: $12,000

Semifinalist (2): $6,000

Quarterfinalist (4): $4,000

Consolation Bracket: 8 players, $32,000 prize pool

1st Place: $7,000

2nd Place: $5,000

Semifinalist (2): $4,000

Quarterfinalist (4): $3,000

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