Please Support MSO

We have a small favour to ask. We believe everyone deserves access to the Mind Sports Olympiad. That’s why, unlike many others, we made a choice this year: not to charge entry fees for participants, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.

As an independent organization, we’re passionate about promoting mind sports. We believe that games connect people, exercise the mind, and have the potential to help us better understand the world. We are also streaming videos with excellent commentary on a variety of this year’s tournaments on our Twitch, Facebook and YouTube channels.

Your support can keep us independent, open to all, and will mean we can maintain our high-quality tournaments and live-streams.

Every contribution is valuable. Please support the Mind Sports Olympiad for any amount you are comfortable with – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

Register and Play

There’s still time to join the action at this year’s Mind Sports Olympiad. All of our tournaments are FREE and open to anyone. CLICK HERE to see the schedule and register. The Mind Sports Olympiad, the World’s largest and most competitive board gaming tournament has moved entirely online for the first time in its 24 year history. Boasting an impressive array of over 90 tournaments and over a dozen world championships over the month of August, gamers from all corners of the world have united in the search for the Pentamind World Champion, the world’s strongest board gamer. One thing’s for sure, whatever your appetite for gameplay, chances are that there will be something for you this year at the MSO. 

Until August 30, viewers can join an expert team of commentators to see how the best players in the world navigate the games you know and love. Games on offer run the gamut from classics like Chess and Poker to household favorites like Catan and Carcassonne. The MSO also offers the opportunity to compete in new games where there are still unplumbed strategic depths to explore.

If you want to test yourself against the best. Registration and full tournament details can be found at

If you have any questions, feel free to ping us at or via our discord:

For all of the livestream commentary join us at:


2020 Medals and Pentamind Leaderboard

This year’s MSO is as competitive and international as ever with world-class competitors including the current Hive world champion Christian Galeas who won the first Hive tournament and only took silver in the second event and some of the strongest CATAN players in the world such as DyLighted and YoungNaijah (Sam Liu).

For a list of medalists, visit:

In terms of this year’s Pentamind, the defending Pentamind World Champion Ankush Khandelwal has a solid lead. However there are several players that already have two PM scores in the high nineties, and we’ve got three weeks to go. Someone could still come out of nowhere. It will be exciting to follow.

Check out the latest Penatmind Leaderboard here:

The Schedule is Open for Registration!

The 24th Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) will take place between the 1st and 30th of August and is open to all and FREE of charge. It’s going to be an exciting month as we’ve got over 90 different events! Check out the full schedule below and register to reserve your spot. We’ll also be live streaming almost every evening on our Facebook page. Let the fun begin!