Mumbai – 29th March, 2023: The Worldwide Chess Federation (FIDE) and Tech Mahindra, a number one supplier of digital transformation, consulting and enterprise re-engineering companies and options, in the present day introduced the launch dates and format of International Chess League (GCL). The 12-day International Chess League (GCL) will start on June 21, 2023, and finish on July 2, 2023. GCL will likely be performed in ten round-robin matches, with six groups competing (six gamers in every group), adopted by a remaining match between the highest two groups.
GCL is the world’s first and largest official franchise league of its variety, with chess gamers competing in a novel joint group format. GCL will characteristic female and male chess champions competing on the identical group. The league’s joint male-female groups can have the uncommon distinction of being the one joint group in an expert sports activities league.
Jagdish Mitra, Chief Technique Officer & Head of Progress, Tech Mahindra, stated, “As a key constituent of International Chess League (GCL), it’s a matter of nice delight for us to announce the dates of the primary broadcast sports activities expertise by GCL. We’re proud to companion with FIDE and have a mentor and coach like Viswanathan Anand, former five-time world chess champion. GCL is a novel alternative to advertise this exceptional recreation of technique, mind, and rigor which we really feel is strongly intertwined with enterprise. GCL, fueled by know-how and alternatives, will carry collectively the most effective gamers from world wide in an effort to popularize the sport and supply gamers with a formidable platform to hone their abilities. Tech Mahindra will leverage its experience in know-how to offer chess followers with a novel expertise. We’re eager to make this the biggest and probably the most exhilarating expertise for gamers, followers, and viewers – actually the place world expertise comes collectively and is acknowledged and rewarded.”
FIDE and Tech Mahindra will discover modern methods to advertise the sport by interactive technology-enabled platforms by leveraging next-generation applied sciences corresponding to 5G, synthetic intelligence, and digital actuality, amongst others.
The FIDE President, Arkady Dvorkovich, stated, “We’re very excited to announce the dates and format of this one-of-a-kind GCL with Tech Mahindra. As a companion, Tech Mahindra brings in its tech experience to assist scale and take the sport to tens of millions of followers. The league will assist enhance Chess’s reputation whereas increasing industrial alternatives. As part of FIDE’s dedication to rising ladies’s chess, this league will even witness the joint female and male group format, a first-of-its-kind in an expert sport. We invite group house owners and sponsors to hitch within the effort to carry chess nearer to its followers world wide. We’re trying ahead to assembly the groups and new expertise in June 2023.”
GCL will goal to carry sports activities followers collectively to witness chess in a never-seen-before avatar. The successful group will get topped with the title of World Champion Franchise Workforce.
Viswanathan Anand, five-time world chess champion and Indian chess legend, stated, “Chess is a recreation that tens of millions of individuals everywhere in the world take pleasure in taking part in. We’ve seen a surge in new fan engagements because the pandemic, growing the fan base. It’s certainly a momentous event for the world of chess to stage a International Chess League with gamers collaborating worldwide. I’m assured that the league will carry a brand new perspective to chess and chess viewership. Trying ahead to collaborating with FIDE and Tech Mahindra to make the 12-day GCL an enormous success.”
The long-standing partnership between Tech Mahindra and FIDE will promote taking part in of chess in new and modern codecs, create alternatives for youth, and foster many champions globally.