MSO’s Discord for Help and Support

During Mind Sports Olympiad tournaments and an hour beforehand, we’ll be providing support to players and arbiters on the MInd Sports Olympiad’s Discord server. To join, please follow this link:

Our Discord server has lots of useful channels. You can type in questions, use voice chat or just read the latest announcements. There are also several lounges for participants to meet and talk.

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!

MSO @GenCon

Delighted to share that we have several events at GenCon next week. Our documentary PENTAMIND has been shortlisted for Best Doc and will be screened throughout GenCon’s film festival  (we’ll also be watching the award ceremony on July 30). We’ve got a seminar on How to be the Best Board Games Player in the World with Pentamind Champs James Heppell, Andres Kuusk, and Ankush Khandelwal on July 30 at 10pm London time (also streamed on MSO’s FB). And another seminar with Ricardo Gomes on Winning Strategies in Catan (July 31 at 11pm London time). All events are FREE.

Chess Open for Registration

We are delighted to announce that all of our Chess tournaments are open for registration and that we are proud to partner with Lichess where all of our chess tournaments will be hosted this year. Some events have cash prizes. Also,  the player with the top 5 Pentamind scores from all of the Chess events will be crowned the 2020 MSO Chess Champion. £100 for 1st place overall. We’ll be live streaming almost all of these events on our FaceBook channel.

Times below are for London (UTC+1) – click on the events to register:

Sat 1st August 7.30pm – 3min Blitz 90min Arena

Sun 2nd August 7.30pm – 5+3 Blitz 9 round Swiss

Wed 5th August 7.30pm – 960 2-hour Blitz Arena

Thu 6th August 7.30pm – 960 10min 7 round Swiss

Sat 8th August 7.30pm – Crazyhouse 90min Arena

Sun 9th August 7.30pm – 3min Blitz 10 round Swiss

Fri 14th August 7.30pm – Atomic 3min Blitz 90 min Arena

Sat 15th August 3.30pm – 5min Blitz 2-hour Arena

Sat 15th August 7.30pm – Three-Check 3min Blitz 1-hour Arena

Sun 16th August 7.30pm – 2min Bullet 1-hour Arena

Thu 20th August 7.30pm – 10min 7 round Swiss

Fri 21st August 7.30pm – Three-Check 2min Bullet 1-hour Arena

Sat 22nd August 7.30pm – 1min Bullet 10 round Swiss

Sun 23rd August 7.30pm – Anti-Chess 3 min Blitz 1-hour Arena

Thu 27th August 7.30pm – 1min Bullet 1-hour Arena