Oslo E-Sports Cup which is touted as the first Chess based video game tournament was full of excitement and thrill when the final round was recently played and all eyes were set on World Number 1 Chess player Magnus Carlsen and R Praggandha of India but to everyone surprise these two lost their respective matches against Shakariar Mamedyarov and Anish Giri respectively.
There is a popular saying in English “You feel sense of relief when there is no expectations from you to deliver at the big stage” and that exactly happened in Oslo Esports cup as Poland’s Yan Duda wins the tournament after beating Praggandha in the previous match and Canada’s Eric Hensen with a score line of 2-5-0-5 and eventually he scored total 14 points in the marquee events while Van Forrest of Netherlands bagged second position with 13 points.
Now it was all down to decide the player who will finish at 3rd and 4th position which was decided on the basis of tiebreak, Carlsen has to settle for the third spot and Praggandha finished at fourth position respectively.
Fifth, sixth, seventh and eight position was bagged by players like- Praggandha, Jordan, Anish Giri and Eric respectively.
Stressing more on Oslo E-sports cup, It is a first of its kind tournament of Chess which will be played in video game format where top eight players of the world will compete against each other.
The format of the tournament will be based on playing four rapid games with the winner of every round will win 3 points in case the match ends in a tie, there will be blitz tiebreak which will be played and it will be followed by 2 blitz games.
For every rapid game which will be played, all the players have 15 minutes time to think about their next move. In case you lose any match outright you don’t get any points.
Chess is regarded as one of the most popular game in the world with players from distinct countries like Belarus, Russia, India, US and UK are making their presence felt at the highest stage.