Announcing the 3+0 Blitz Titled Arena


A titled 3+0 blitz tournament with a prize pool of $1000!

The 1+0 Titled Arena has been a giant success, filled to the brim with excitement and entertainment. But some find 1+0 too fast. If you are one of those that enjoy competition at a slightly slower pace, then this is the event for you. Announcing the 3+0 Blitz Titled Arena! Three times the thinking time and three times the fun, for three full hours!

The 3+0 Lichess Blitz Titled Arena will be on Saturday the 21st March at 19:00 UTC!

The event will as usual be preceded by an 1 hour blitz 3+0 Warm-up Arena, open to all players with a minimum of 20 rated blitz games. Yes, even you.

Lichess Blitz Titled Arena

When: Saturday, March 21st, 19:00 UTC (Watch out for any change in daylight savings time!)

Format: 3+0 Blitz arena, 3 hour duration


1. $ 500

2. $ 250

3. $ 125

4. $ 75

5. $ 50

Participation requirement: Verified FIDE or NM title (see below)

Join here!

Practical Information

If you are new to Lichess, it's important to become familiar with the arena tournament format. Read our FAQ and consider trying out an arena tournament in advance. Arena points are awarded based on the number of games you win. If multiple players finish the tournament with the same number of points, tournament performance is used to break the tie. Prizes will be awarded within three days after the event, through PayPal or BTC.

Title Verification

To participate in the Titled Arena events, you need a verified titled account on Lichess. If you don't already have a Lichess account, create one. Then, to get your FIDE or NM title verified, please fill out this title verification form, and we will process it within 24 hours. If you already have verified your title on Lichess, you don't have to do this again. When your title has been verified by us, you will be able to join the tournament.


We've had a bunch of players streaming the previous Titled Arenas, including Magnus CarlsenJohn BartholomewEric Rosen and ChessNetwork. We encourage both participants and fans to live-stream the tournament. If you plan to, check out our small streamer's kit for some useful graphics to include in your overlay.