Chess is going on-chain.
The partnership will create “operational efficiencies for players and federations and improve game integrity,” according to a press release, such as publishing tournament data and player rankings on-chain, as well as AVAX-hosted tournament prize pools.
“Chess is a unique sport and this cooperation will allow us to unify our community and strengthen the ties between players, clubs, federations and FIDE,” Emil Sutovsky, FIDE CEO, said in a statement.
FIDE’s Web3 integrations follow alongside the chess world’s gradual embrace of digital mediums. The federation says more than 100 million people play online chess regularly and compete in over 25 million virtual chess matches each day.
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