Pogchamps, Questioning the content and Trolls
The Era of slapstick comedy comes to ChessCom
Congratulations to Russian champion Ian Nepomniachtchi for calling a spade a spade when he labelled the popular ChessCom channel Pogchamps ‘popcorn stuff’ and ‘just terrifying’!
Naturally, ChessCom’s army of trolls began to attack Nepo for expressing his opinion. You can check it all out on Ian’s twitter.
PogChamps is a series of online amateur chess tournaments hosted by Chess.com. Players in the tournament are internet personalities, primarily Twitch streamers. As a word of warning: Pogchamps has NOTHING to do with chess, the intellect or entertainment. I think that Pogchamps glorifies the absurdity of sites such as ChessCom to try to make chess into something that it is not…