India , 22nd June 2023:

The Global Chess League, a joint venture between Tech Mahindra and FIDE, today announced JioCinema as the OTT partner for the inaugural edition. From June 22nd, 2023, onwards, all the matches of the league being held in Dubai will be streamed LIVE on the platform.

As part of JioCinema’s commitment to helping the Global Chess League reach a wider audience, the league will be streamed free to all viewers.

Speaking about the association, Hursh Shrivastava, Head of Strategy, Partnerships & Acquisitions, Viacom18 - Sports, said, “We are excited to be a part of the chess revolution that the Global Chess League will bring about. Through JioCinema, we will provide a one-of-a-kind experience for chess fans while also helping the sport grow its fan base. We are looking forward to a successful partnership with the league.”

The annual league will feature a unique mixed-team format wherein, each of the six franchises will play a total of 10 matches in a double round-robin format, with the winner of each match being decided in a best-of-six board scoring system played simultaneously. The top two teams will compete for the Global Chess League Championship title on July 2nd, 2023.

Jagdish Mitra, Chairperson, Global Chess League Board, said, “One of the league's core objectives is to promote and popularise chess worldwide. With JioCinema, we have the ideal partner for bringing the league closer to the audience. We are confident that the league will reach new heights as the world's most-watched and engaging chess league. We look forward to a successful collaboration with JioCinema in setting new standards for fan engagement.”

The league will also set the standards for technological innovations in the sport of chess as Tech Mahindra and FIDE will explore innovative ways to promote the game through interactive technology-enabled platforms by leveraging next-generation technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, among others.

Schedule of the Global Chess League

Date

Time

Match Number

Match Line up

22 June

17:45
19:00

Match 1.1
Match 1.2

Triveni Continental Kings vs upGrad Mumba Masters
Chingari Gulf Titans vs Ganges Grandmasters

23 June

15:15
16:30
17:45
19:00

Match 1.3
Match 2.3
Match 2.2
Match 2.1

SG Alpine Warriors vs Balan Alaskan Knights
Triveni Continental Kings vs Chingari Gulf Titans
Ganges Grandmasters vs SG Alpine Warriors
upGrad Mumba Masters vs Balan Alaskan Knights

24 June

15:15
16:30
17:45
19:00

Match 3.2
Match 3.3
Match 3.1
Match 4.2

SG Alpine Warriors vs Triveni Continental Kings
Balan Alaskan Knights vs Ganges Grandmasters
Chingari Gulf Titans vs upGrad Mumba Masters
Triveni Continental Kings vs Balan Alaskan Knights

25 June

15:15
16:30
17:45
19:00

Match 4.1
Match 4.3
Match 5.2
Match 5.1

upGrad Mumba Masters vs Ganges Grandmasters
Chingari Gulf Titans vs SG Alpine Warriors
Balan Alaskan Knights vs Chingari Gulf Titans
SG Alpine Warriors vs upGrad Mumba Masters

26 June

17:45
19:00

Match 5.3
Match 6.3

Ganges Grandmasters vs Triveni Continental Kings
Balan Alaskan Knights vs SG Alpine Warriors

27 June

17:45
19:00

Match 6.2
Match 6.1

Ganges Grandmasters vs Chingari Gulf Titans
upGrad Mumba Masters vs Triveni Continental Kings

28 June

17:45
19:00

Match 7.1
Match 7.2

Balan Alaskan Knights vs upGrad Mumba Masters
SG Alpine Warriors vs Ganges Grandmasters

29 June

17:45
19:00

Match 7.3
Match 8.3

Chingari Gulf Titans vs Triveni Continental Kings
Ganges Grandmasters vs Balan Alaskan Knights

30 June

15:15
16:30
17:45
19:00

Match 8.1
Match 8.2
Match 9.1
Match 9.2

upGrad Mumba Masters vs Chingari Gulf Titans
Triveni Continental Kings vs SG Alpine Warriors
Ganges Grandmasters vs upGrad Mumba Masters
Balan Alaskan Knights vs Triveni Continental Kings

1 July

15:15
16:30
17:45
19:00

Match 9.3
Match 10.3
Match 10.1
Match 10.2

SG Alpine Warriors vs Chingari Gulf Titans
Triveni Continental Kings vs Ganges Grandmasters
upGrad Mumba Masters vs SG Alpine Warriors
Chingari Gulf Titans vs Balan Alaskan Knights

2nd July

17:45
19:00
20:00
20:00

Final Match 1
Final Match 2
Tie-Breaks (if needed)
Closing Ceremony

About Tech Mahindra Global Chess League:

The Global Chess League is the world's first and largest official franchise league of its kind, with chess players from all over the world competing in a unique joint team format. It is a joint venture between Tech Mahindra, a part of the Mahindra Group, and FIDE. The league will feature male and female chess champions competing in the same team. Playing on the popular Rapid format, the league's joint male-female teams will have the rare distinction of being a unique multiplayer team in the world of professional sports. In addition, the League will be the first ever Live televised chess event of its kind that will help offer fans a unique viewing experience. Tech Mahindra and FIDE will explore innovative ways to promote the game through interactive technology-enabled platforms by leveraging next-generation technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, among others.

For more information on Tech Mahindra Global Chess League, please visit:
https://globalchessleague.com/

please contact:
Abhilasha Gupta, Global Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Email: Abhilasha.Gupta@TechMahindra.com; media.relations@techmahindra.com

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