Saying Espot B-Cup 2 Introduced By


We’re thrilled to announce Espot B-Cup 2 Introduced by! It is a neighborhood and streamer occasion dwell from Espot Paris on June 17, 2023, at 6:20 a.m. PT/15:20 CEST. There will likely be on-line and on-site tournaments with prize swimming pools, two concurrent broadcasts performed on-site, with further creator and participant appearances!

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Kevin (“Blitzstream”) is a French nationwide grasp, content material creator, and streamer famous person. He is the most well-liked chess streamer in France and the Director of French Content material for

Anna-Maja is a Dutch FIDE Grasp, skilled chess participant for the Alliance GG, and frequently contributes to dwell occasion broadcasts.

Anna-Maja in Wijk aan Zee. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Tata Metal Chess Match 2023.


Blitzstream organized B-Cup, the world’s first chess “LAN” or hybrid event, at Espot Paris in December 2022. With 120 gamers, 100 spectators onsite, and 73k distinctive Twitch viewers, the groundbreaking blitz competitors was all the fashion. It is coming again round once more.

Blitzstream (heart) presents the B-Cup trophy. Picture: Francois Bonfiglio.

Now partnering with, B-Cup 2 can have a fair higher influence. New options embrace: English dwell commentary, a bigger money prize (3500€) to draw larger Elo gamers, elevated manufacturing high quality, elevated participant expertise, and extra facet occasions.

Espot Paris

Espot Paris is France’s and Europe’s largest public gaming and Esports venue. Positioned instantly throughout the road from the world-famous Louvre Museum, Espot is a gamer’s paradise proper within the coronary heart of Paris. The advanced features a 130-seat area, 90 PCs with 150 video games put in, 30 console stations outfitted with PS5, simracing venue with 4 F1 Alpine simulators, VIP lounge, and catering space with 2 full-service bars.

Blitzstream (entrance, left of pilot) with the raucous B-Cup viewers at Espot Paris. Picture: Francois Bonfiglio.

So, for example you end up standing on Rue de Rivoli in Paris on June 17. Do you wait in an hours-long line to see a tiny portray behind a barricade with bulletproof glass? Or do you stroll throughout the road and play chess at Espot? You do not have to be a grandmaster to make this sensible transfer.

Visitor Appearances

B-Cup featured visitor appearances by French GMs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Etienne Bacrot, and Matthieu Cornette. New visitor appearances for B-Cup 2 embrace: GM Parham Maghsoodloo, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nemo, Sardoche, AlexandraChess, and lots of others.

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk will likely be in the home at B-Cup 2. Picture: Maria Emelianova/


B-Cup 2 is just the start. In Napoleonic vogue, Blitzstream has plans to take over the (chess) world. In a current interview with, Kevin shared his long-term imaginative and prescient for B-Cup:

Our dream could be to make it a world occasion sooner or later and to create worldwide on-line occasions, like having individuals from Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, in every single place, all assembly in an e-sports place and having a worldwide event. Not simply from dwelling, however taking part in from precise locations so the chess neighborhood can collect collectively and actually spend time in a single location. It’s not like the standard chess event the place you possibly can’t converse! It was a variety of enjoyable to have individuals in a single place, generally screaming that they misplaced their queen or issues like that.

If you wish to be taught extra about Blitzstream, take a look at Turning Dolphins Into Sharks: Assembly France’s Most Well-known Chess Streamer. And naturally, do not miss the dwell B-Cup 2 Twitch stream on June 17, 2023, at 6:20 a.m. PT/15:20 CEST!