Eurosport and Play Magnus Group signed an agreement last Friday, November 6, for the transmission of the Champions Chess Tour, the main professional online chess circuit, during the 2021 season, in more than 60 markets in Europe and Asia . Eurosport thus continues to expand its sports portfolio and bet on bringing chess to millions of fans.
The agreement guarantees the digital and live transmission of tournaments with commentary in several languages (English, German, French and Castilian) via the Eurosport App in the vast majority of European markets. The summary with the best moments of all the tournaments of the circuit will be highlighted in the shelf through Eurosport 1.
The Champions Chess Tour was born in the spring of 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which forced the cancellation of all physical chess tournaments. The first season, called Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, turned out to be a huge success, attracting over 17 million viewers. The online competition included 5 tournaments in which 25 of the world’s best players participated.
Champions Chess Tour will be broadcast on Eurosport
The new Champions Chess Tour season kicks off in November 2020 and with other events. It will feature a total of 10 tournaments and will end in September 2021. Magnus Carlsen and some of the best chess players on the planet will compete for a total prize pool of $ 1.5 million.
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