PALO ALTO, CA – July 15, 2021 – Tournament Arc returns for a second season, this time with a twist! Running July 16 to 18 and 22 to 25 starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Time/02:00 Central Europe, YouTubers from the Anime Community will face stars from the world of Fighting Games in a series of best-of-three 10|5 rapid chess matches.
The event’s $10,000 prize pool combined with a double-elimination bracket means two full weekends of rapid chess action! With more matches and more cash on the line, who will come out on top in Tournament Arc 2?
CDawgVA, the popular Anituber and Tournament Arc 1 runner-up is taking his shot at redemption after being defeated by his Trash Taste podcast co-host Gigguk.
Daniel Rustage is back as the fan-favorite from year one, and his chess game is as strong as his rap game. Known for his anime-themed rap battle videos, Rustage put on an impressive showing in the first Tournament Arc where he made it to the third place match before being defeated by Joey “TheAnimeMan.”
Sajam is stepping up to the plate as a new challenger representing the FGC. He’s a fighting game content creator and commentator who does daily talk shows discussing all FGC news.
Another spot on the Anitube side of the field has been claimed by popular Vtuber “Kureiji Ollie.” She’s a teenage zombie just trying to reclaim her family home, which became a Ramen shop during her brief absence from the mortal realm.
Ollie is a Virtual YouTuber whose content varies from game streaming (Minecraft, APEX, and others), Variety (freetalk, math stream), and singing. She debuted on December 4, 2020 to an impressive 200,000 YouTube subscribers in her first 24 hours on the platform. Ollie is from Hololive’s Indonesia branch.
This exciting event will be broadcasted on Chess.com’s Twitch and YouTube channels, with commentary by @Aranhawaii and @JapaneseTutor.
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