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Streaming platform Kick signs Chess Grand Master GMHikaru

Popular chess streamer GMHikaru has signed up for the up-and-coming streaming platform Kick. In their latest Tweet, they announced the arrival of the Grand Master who is set to go live starting Wednesday at 11 AM EST.

Twitch held the crown of the largest streaming platform for the longest time. It was able to fend off rivals like Mixer and Facebook Gaming successfully with none other than YouTube Gaming posing as a real competition. However, Kick has been making moves to throw the Amazon-owned platform at risk of losing its crown jewels.

As of late, they have planned to pick up 6 big names from Twitch and celebrated chess streamer GMHikaru as the first. The community was shocked to hear this but former Twitch streamer Trainwrekcs who happens to be the co-owner of Kick gave everyone a heads-up that all the names will come off as big surprises.

Hikaru boasts over 1.2 million followers were lured in by Kick, and nothing stops others from following in his footsteps.

Chess in recent years has generated a significant amount of football for Twitch and Kicks are looking to fight them at all fronts, not just gaming alone. According to Trainwrecks, there will be more shocking news in the days to come as speculations begin to surface left and right.

“when these next 6 signings are announced, twitch and all of its puppet f** faces will be shook” said Trainwrekcs in his Tweet.

Many streamers who faced tough luck with Twitch are potential suitors for the platform and who is better than a streamer himself to cherry-pick such streamers from them? Adin Ross, one of the biggest names in Twitch joined Kick in a heartbeat after he was banned and brought along his legion of viewers.

Kick promises better regulations, payout and improved quality-of-life changes for streamers which are enough of an incentive to jump ship. They have learned from the failure of Facebook Gaming and Mixer and now have emerged as a real threat to Twitch.

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FAQs

  1. Who is GMHikaru?

GMHikaru, also known as Hikaru Nakamura, is a professional chess player and Twitch streamer. He was born on December 9, 1987, in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, and grew up in the United States. He has been a Grandmaster since 2003 and has won numerous chess tournaments and championships.

  1. How did GMHikaru become famous?

GMHikaru became famous as a professional chess player, but he gained a wider audience through his streaming on the platform Twitch. He began streaming in 2018 and has since amassed a large following for his entertaining and educational chess content.

  1. What is GMHikaru’s Kick channel?

GMHikaru’s Kick channel is “gmhikaru,” where he streams chess content.

  1. What is GMHikaru’s highest chess rating?

GMHikaru’s highest chess rating was 2889, which he achieved in 2015. At the time, he was ranked among the top 10 players in the world.

  1. Has GMHikaru won any major chess tournaments?

Yes, GMHikaru has won several major chess tournaments throughout his career, including the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, the Gibraltar Chess Festival, and the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters.

  1. Does GMHikaru coach chess?

Yes, GMHikaru offers coaching services for chess players of all levels. He has worked with several notable players, including Carlsen and Firouzja.

  1. What is GMHikaru’s net worth?

As of 2021, GMHikaru’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 million and $5 million. His income is derived from his tournament winnings, streaming revenue, sponsorships, and coaching fees

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