If you look at the most popular games on Twitch right now, you’re sure to find the staples: League of Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite — esports’ juggernaut titles.
But recently a new game has climbed to the top of Twitch. The only game on the platform to go 1,000 years without slowing down — chess.
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Hikaru knows that everything is now centred around “digital” world and Twitch(Social media) and he used that to reintroduce the game “Chess”.
Started watching chess alot more about a month back. I'm so glad it's becoming more mainstream.
Can you please make more apex legends content
Where is magnus? I got into chess since 4 years ago . I love chess. I’ve been trying to learn, Go and Hnefatafl.
Gatekeeping a game thats 1500 years old. Sounds right
Ah yes of course Chess. I still remember the first time i lost to the wooden shield. Or my first ice skater. Truly a game of intellect and only a true 6Head like Felix "The Gaming Golem" Lingerie can be a true GrandGrandMaster at it. xqcL
If I went back few years and told you Chess is gong to be one of the biggest games on twitch you would smack me in the face
"Fans have been going in Hikaru's chat asking how to play"
The chat: monkaS pOG
Imagine if Magnus Carlsen playing chess on twitch
When you're bored in quarantine
Anyone recognize the classical song that plays at the beginning of the video?
Deep down we all know that samay raina is pulling the strings….
Twitch chat is spamming that he has lethal right now
5:30 boomer levels are off the charts
nakamura the LS of Chess
You can taste the salt here
Well, this was nice.
So that's why people like other streamers like RTB plays chess on stream now
Ya'll complaining about the queen needing a nerf, but the king needs a buff asap, it's like the most useless piece.
Chess is literally a femdom game.
Get Magnus Carlsen on twitch.
Edit: He already is lmao.
Can we do aoe2 next
Chess drama omegaLUL
1:51 NakaMARA LUL
Shoutout to the Brandon Sanderson books in the background
The only difference between hikaru and other chess GM's is that hikaru communicates with his chat most
Grandmaster qvc Mr Cow
'Obviously if you're a normal person, who has talent, like MAGNUS FUCKING CARLSEN'
Hahaha wtf are you kidding me Ben Finegold?
I have watched Ben for a couple of years now and he's hilarious and an absolute legend, but I still wouldn't agree with him calling Magnus Carlsen a normal person.
I dont even know how to play, I just know there is a king and queen n for some reason shes not in the kitchen
Rock is fucking throwing wtf
Magnus is such a G what a good answer he’s not wrong
Feingold is probably just pissed because he just opened up a chess center in Atlanta in with the COVID-19 going on he hasn’t had much business and he’s only being able to make revenue off of twitch so he’s just probably under some pressure but I wouldn’t take anything he says seriously there’s really no drama it’s not chess elitism that’s just hot air it’s great that such an amazing game/sport is getting more popular because everyone should be playing it it truly does help life skills and thought Development
PET THE SCHNOZE
I’m fine gold is all of just funny jokes and hot gas I wouldn’t take anything he says seriously but I think the person that started the kind a esports into chest movement was Hutch of the optic group
xqc king of farts 😂
Chess streams over here in India are getting like 20k concurrent viewers with comedians streaming it alongside GMs. Vidit Gujarathi to Samay Raina and Tanmay Bhat is what Hikaru is to xQc. People are loving chess streams and are even watching it over popular games like pubg. Making chess mainstream has been the goal of many YouTubers and players for a long time. I never thought it would actually happen but due to the great work of people like xQc who make chess look like its really fun, we might see a day where everyone understands the beauty of this sport.
Saying BoxBox has no talent is the lowest iq statement I've heard
Chess is fun. I cant think past 3-4 moves ahead so that is my limit in chess lol. Ive only played maybe 20-30 games of chess in my life tho. Im waaaaaaay better at dota.