The rise of chess as a live entertainment content continues. Over twenty content creators will compete in the Baptism Bullet Invitational, organized by Twitch streamers Alexandra and Andrea Botez.
The tournament will be broadcast on the canale Twitch BotezLive from 21:00 to 23:00 (Italian time) tomorrow, Wednesday 5 May. The event will be hosted by the Botez sisters and a number of professional chess creators and players will battle it out, including SypherPK, Ludwig, Mizkif.
The mode will be the so-called Bullet Chess, variant of Lightning: only one minute for each player in a match, which means that each match lasts two minutes. The tournament will last one hour and will see all creators play each other before the hour ends.
As we told you in our special dedicated to the rise of chess, chess has grown irresistibly on Twitch: over 700% since the first quarter of 2020. The Botez sisters have been a fundamental part of this growth.
Towards the end of 2020, after a hugely successful year, the duo signed with the organization Envy Gaming to recruit them into the creator network and ambassador program. Also, now, the two sisters have now signed an exclusivity deal with Twitch.