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Armageddon championship series

Mar—Sep 2023


Total Prize Fund

First Ever Chess Series Developed for Television

  • 460,000

    Total Prize Fund

  • 32

    World’s strongest chess players in the Series

J. Duda


Wesley So


Yangyi Yu


32 ойыншы

from 12 елдер

Armageddon is a global chess series where players compete under immense time pressure in the most dramatic chess format ever. The Series features the winners of the online qualifications fighting it out in blitz and Armageddon matches against the world’s strongest grandmasters. With play-by-play commentary, sideline coverage, and interactive elements, the show takes place in a spectacular Armageddon studio in Berlin and is broadcast live on TV and online. Don't miss out on the action – join us to watch and pray!


Structure Of The Series

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series schedule

MonthDatesTimeEventStatusPrize fund
Mar ’236—1219:00 CESTChampionship Series: AmericasWatch€ 50,000
Apr3—920:00 CESTChampionship Series: Asia and OceaniaWatch€ 50,000
May8—1419:00 CESTChampionship Series: Women’s WeekWatch€ 50,000
Jun12—1819:00 CESTChampionship Series: Europe and AfricaWatch€ 50,000
Sep14—2019:00 CESTChampionship Series: Grand FinaleWatch€ 200,000

Armageddon format

  • 8 players in each event

  • Double elimination

  • Two blitz games (time control 3'' + 2')

  • In case of a tie, an Armageddon tie-break is played

Armageddon Studio in Berlin

The Armageddon Championship Series is taking place at the purpose-built studio at the World Chess Club in the heart of Berlin. Eight the world’s top grandmasters, the two winners of each regional stage, will meet each other in the Grand Finale over the board.

Armageddon Studio in the World Chess Club Berlin

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Asia & Oceania
Women's Week
Europe & Africa
Grand Finale

Where to watch

Make sure not to miss out on the excitement of the Armageddon Championship Series! In addition to the online broadcast, you can also catch all the live action between September 14-20, starting at 7 pm CEST, on several TV channels and platforms.

If you miss the live broadcast, you can still catch the highlights program showcasing the tournament's most exhilarating moments. Get ready to witness chess like never before!

CountryChannelBroadcast Type
AustraliaFox AustraliaDaily live, Highlights
BulgariaNational TelevisionHighlights
GermanyDie WeltDaily live, Highlights
Hong KongbeIN SportsDaily live, Highlights
Indonesia/Philippines beIN Sports beIN SportsDaily live, Highlights
IsraelOne IsraelDaily live, Highlights
IsraelSport 1+2Daily live, Highlights


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Questions and answers

  1. Is it possible for me to attend the Armageddon Championship Series venue in Berlin?

  2. Will there be a program featuring grandmasters?

  3. Where can I find a live stream or broadcast of the Armageddon Championship Series?

  4. What were the results of the online qualification tournaments?

  5. What is the process for obtaining press and media accreditation for the Armageddon Championship Series?

  6. What is the process for requesting interviews with the organization or grandmasters?

  7. What is the reason for the Armageddon Championship Series?

  8. How can I follow the tournament online?

How to become our partner

If you wish to know more about our partnership opportunities please contact our Head of Partnerships at panteleeva@worldchess.com.