Titled Arena Announcement(s)

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Announcing our schedule for upcoming Titled Arenas!

We're pleased to announce a schedule for our upcoming Titled Arenas!

All events will be preceded by a warm-up arena open to all players with a minimum of 20 rated games in the relevant time control and variant.

Prizes unless otherwise stated:

1. $ 500, 2. $ 250, 3. $ 125, 4. $ 75, 5. $ 50.

Participation requirement: Verified FIDE or NM title (see below)

May 2021 Blitz TA8th May 2021EventWarm-up
May 2021 TA22nd May 2021EventWarm-up
June 2021 960 TA5th Jun 2021EventWarm-up
June 2021 TA19th Jun 2021EventWarm-up
July 2021 Blitz TA3rd Jul 2021EventWarm-up
July 2021 TA17th Jul 2021EventWarm-up
August 2021 Blitz TA7th Aug 2021EventWarm-up
August 2021 TA21st Aug 2021EventWarm-up

Practical Information

If you are new to Lichess, it's important to become familiar with the arena tournament format. Read our FAQ and consider trying out an arena tournament in advance. Arena points are awarded based on the number of games you win. If multiple players finish the tournament with the same number of points, tournament performance is used to break the tie. Prizes will be awarded within three days after the event, through PayPal or BTC.

Title Verification

To participate in the Titled Arena events, you need a verified titled account on Lichess. If you don't already have a Lichess account, create one. Then, to get your FIDE or NM title verified, please complete our title verification form, and we will process it within 48 hours. If you already have verified your title on Lichess, you don't have to do this again. When your title has been verified by us, you will be able to join the tournaments.


We've had a bunch of players streaming the previous Titled Arenas, including Magnus CarlsenJohn BartholomewEric Rosen and ChessNetwork. We encourage both participants and fans to live-stream the tournament. If you plan to, check out our small streamer's kit for some useful graphics to include in your overlay.