Titled Arena Announcement(s)
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 (excluding 960 warm-up, where the minimum rated games are 10).
Prizes unless otherwise stated:
1. $ 500, 2. $ 250, 3. $ 125, 4. $ 75, 5. $ 50.
Participation requirement: Verified FIDE or NM title (see below)
|September 2021 Blitz TA||4th September 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|September 2021 TA||18th September 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|October 2021 960 TA||2nd October 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|October 2021 TA||16th October 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|November 2021 Blitz TA||6th November 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|November 2021 TA||20th November 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|December 2021 Blitz TA||4th December 2021||Event||Warm-up|
|December 2021 TA||18th December 2021||Event||Warm-up|
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.
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 fill out this title verification form, and we will process it within 24 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 Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, John Bartholomew, Eric 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, as well as some frequently asked questions about streaming fairplay.