World Championship of Titled Arena Announcement

Lichess TeamChess

Announcing our schedule for upcoming Titled Arenas!

We're pleased to announce a schedule for our upcoming World Championship 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)

May 2022 Blitz TA14th May 2022EventWarm-up
May 2022 TA28th May 2022EventWarm-up
June 2022 960 TA4th June 2022EventWarm-up
June 2022 TA25th June 2022EventWarm-up
July 2022 Blitz TA9th July 2022EventWarm-up
July 2022 TA23rd July 2022EventWarm-up
August 2022 960 TA13th August 2022EventWarm-up
August 2022 TA27th August 2022EventWarm-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 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.