Chess24 is the official broadcaster of FIDE events in the period 2021 – 2026. The news was brought by an official press release on the FIDE website together with the announcement that Chessable is the new sponsor of the FIDE cycle
Both Chessable and Chess24 are part of the PlayMagnus group of chess companies. As official broadcaster, Chess24 will hold the rights for the live games of the world chess championship cycle as well as major FIDE events such as the World Rapid Championship, World Blitz, World Cup and the Chess Olympiad.
Chess24 CEO Gerald Tan commented: “Broadcasting and commentating on chess tournaments have always been core to our activities and passion at chess24. Over the last year, we have made significant strides in developing new ways to bring chess to a wider audience with our Champions Chess Tour broadcasts and are excited to apply our insights to the World Chess Championship broadcast in 2021 and beyond.”