New Delhi: The International Chess Federation (FIDE) and Indian IT services major Tech Mahindra have announced the launch dates and format of Global Chess League (GCL).
The 12- day Global Chess League (GCL) will begin on June 21, 2023, and end on July 2, 2023. GCL will be played in ten round-robin matches, with six teams competing (six players in each team), followed by a final match between the top two teams. During the course of the league, a variety of events, such as chess tournaments, logo announcement event, etc. would be hosted globally. GCL is the world’s first and largest official franchise league of its kind, with chess players competing in a unique joint team format. GCL will feature male and female chess champions competing on the same team. The league’s joint male-female teams will have the rare distinction of being the only joint team in a professional sports league.