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.
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|
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.
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