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Chess Live Stream Viewership Surges

Chess growth Oct 20 - Feb 21

Since October 2020, chess live stream viewership has increased 408% on Twitch. Just like any other game, chess became a trend for streamers. Some have played chess their whole life but never broadcasted it while others were new to the board game. Free, online websites like Chess.com provide easy access for anyone trying to play. A low entry barrier, relaxed playstyle to read chat, and extremely high skill ceiling makes chess appealing for a lot of streamers.