Alexandra Botez

Considered as some of the most recognizable faces in chess, Alexandra and Andrea Botez are paving the way for women in the sport. As top competitors and content creators, the Botez sisters are true visionaries through their development of original content series, new IP ventures, and growth strategy through collaboration across platforms and talent. As the timeless game becomes more mainstream, they have been at the forefront of growth, awareness, and inclusion through their collective 5 million followers. The sisters' entrepreneurial spirit has led them to develop and sell an original travel show, Botez Abroad, to Twitch Originals which follows the sisters around the world as they challenge dynamic chess players and explore each city. Botez Abroad reached over 20 million views and 36,000 live stream concurrents. In 2021, the sisters joined the top esports and entertainment organization, Team Envy, now rebranded as OpTic. They have worked with brands such as Amazon, Spotify, American Eagle, Coinbase, Urban Decay, Cash App, AT&T, Tinder, and, among others.

Community Track

Square Up: A Speed Chess Tournament

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Discover Stage Presented by Wondershare

Saturday, June 24

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tag: ASL Interpreters Present

Featuring: Alexandra Botez, Michelle Khare, Ludwig and more

Chess is our football. Come see these creators face off in this intense game of wits and strategy, and help us crown the checkmate champion. With limited time for players to consider each move, this game of speed chess is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!