World Chess League (GCL), a three way partnership by FIDE and Tech Mahindra unveiled its official emblem which resembles a chess board with 64 squares. The brand has been strategically launched 64 days earlier than the inauguration of the first-ever GCL, a quantity that’s well-known within the chess world.
GCL is the world’s largest and first-ever league-styled chess event set to happen from June twenty first, 2023, to July 2nd, 2023. The primary version of GCL will function six groups with six gamers every, together with a minimal of two feminine gamers and one icon participant per group.
Viswanathan Anand, five-time world chess champion and Mentor, GCL, stated, “As we inch nearer to the beginning of the event, we’re seeing all our plans come to fruition. The GCL emblem is a mirrored image of the imaginative and prescient that we have now for the event. We hope the followers will just like the idea and theme we created right here. The first goal of GCL is to advertise the game of chess globally and make it visually enticing for the plenty.”
Every group will compete in 10 matches within the fast format throughout all six boards within the event.
Sutovsky Emil, CEO, FIDE, stated, “GCL aims to change how chess is played, viewed and visualized globally. We are only a few weeks away from the inaugural season, and we are happy to launch the official logo of the league. FIDE looks forward to an exciting debut of the GCL in June 2023.”
The highest two groups after the round-robin format will progress to the ultimate on July 2, 2023, and the profitable group can be topped the World Champion Franchise Staff.
Jagdish Mitra, Chairperson, World Chess League Board, stated, “As we gear up for the primary version of GCL, we’re excited to launch the official model identification, which has been created after an excellent diploma of consideration and collaboration. The GCL model identification, uniquely crafted and designed from the 64 Squares of chess, kinds right into a regal King piece representing the very best stage in chess. The GCL model has been designed for the digital house to assist and elevate the unimaginable chess recreation filled with mastery, judgement, and time stress. We imagine, GCL represents a brand new starting in chess, and the rigorously designed model identification representing chess in its majestic glory is step one in that path.”
The league may also set the requirements for technological improvements in chess as FIDE and Tech Mahindra are exploring modern methods to advertise the sport by way of interactive technology-enabled platforms by leveraging next-generation applied sciences comparable to 5G, synthetic intelligence, and digital actuality, amongst others.
The primary version of the World Chess League (GCL) will start on June 21, 2023, and finish on July 2, 2023. Within the first season, ten round-robin matches can be performed amongst six groups competing (six gamers in every group), adopted by a closing match between the highest two groups.