What is the Champions League:

Mindsports Champions League is a new competitive platform, where schools can compete to become the ultimate champions in chess, word games and Go. Using our platform, we enable schools to play from the comfort of their classroom, challenging other schools anywhere in their nation.

Once registered as a full member*, entrance to the tournament is free, schools have the chance of becoming regional champions. Or a World Mindsports League Champion!

*You can get a full membership by signing up as a single member for $16 or a school membership for $125 for 25 student memberships.

How Does It Work?

Schools can enter up to 5 teams across chess, word games and Go. The initial structure will be a local round-robin: game matches with 2 teams from the same school will be avoided where possible. Once the draw is done each team plays all other teams, and the top two teams will advance to the next round - regionals, followed by nationals.

Nationals will be a knock-out tournament played at a live venue (Events center to be confirmed). Previously, we have held these events at Manchester United, Stoke City Football Club and the London Excel Centre.

Register Your Interest Here
Sport Teams (Estimated)
Word Games
* Once signed up you will receive an e-mail with details of the next stages
You must Register a Paid Account To Play

How do I register a team?

You need to be a paid member. The first stage is registering your interest, on the champions league webpage. Once registered you will receive an e-mail informing you when to submit a team list of players

Do I need an internet connection?

Yes – to play against any other player, you need internet connection.

What happens if a player doesn't show up?

At the agreed game start time, the player’s clock will start whether they are there or not. If they are not there, they will eventually run out of time and lose the game.

What happens if the internet drops during a game?

It will be down to the teachers of the teams as to what happens, they will need to talk to re-arrange that team match. No games can be continued, so the new match will start 0-0. All team games must be played at once.

What happens if a school doesn't submit a team?

The deadline for team submission is December 19th. No team can be submitted after that date.