Ludwig announces Chessboxing event after Smash Invitational fail

Melany Moncada • November 10, 2022 12:15 am

Streamer Ludwig Ahgren has announced his next event, and it’s not what people might expect. On December 11, 2022, Ludwig will be hosting the Mogul Chessboxing Championship at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

In a time when every content creator wants to be a boxer, Ludwig is putting his twist on it with a massive Chessboxing event. It will be hosted at the Galen Center, a venue with a capacity for over 10,000 people.

Chessboxing, as its name implies, is the combination of chess and boxing. The contenders alternate between a match of chess and a boxing round. Contenders can win through knockout, checkmate, or resignation. The first chessboxing matches took place in London in the 1970s. Since then, the discipline has evolved and it’s regulated by the World Chessboxing Association.

Ludwig’s event is the first of its kind organized by a content creator or internet personality. The main event is the encounter between Grandmaster Aman Hambleton and International Master Lawrence Trent.

The undercard is full of familiar faces:

  • Disguised Toast vs. PointCrow
  • BoxBox vs. Stanz
  • Myth vs. Boy Boy
  • Sardoche vs. Toph
  • Abroad in Japan vs. Papaplatte

The event also includes two matches of Smashboxing, which follows the same principle but with Smash instead of chess. In the Smashboxing undercard will be competing:

  • Fiction vs. Kalindi
  • Joshman vs. Spud

Tickets for the event are available now with prices from $60 for general admission to $550 for VIP tickets. The VIP treatment includes early access to the venue, a Mogul Lounge with food and drinks, and the opportunity to personally meet Ludwig.

Where to watch Ludwig Chessboxing event

The Mogul Chessboxing Championship will be streamed by Ludwig on his regular channels. The content creator clarified that it is not a pay-per-view event.

Hopefully, this event will see more success than the Ludwig Smash Invitational where Ludwig lost over $200,000.

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