The Olympics may have ended, but that doesn’t mean your appetite for intense, global competition has been satisfied! Fortunately, today (Aug. 28) and tomorrow (Aug. 29) are the final days of the World Youth Scrabble Championships. Even better, they are being streamed live, on Twitch.
More than a dozen countries are fielding a total of 107 players at this year’s competition in Lille, France. All players must be under 18 years of age to compete. At the time of writing, the leading players were Sanchit Kapoor of the United Arab Emirates, Vignesh Pirapaharan of Sri Lanka, and Sorawit Chucharoen of Thailand.
The first-place winner will take home a prize pot of $1,000. It’s no Nike advertising deal, but I bet they’ll be just as proud as any Olympian.
Update: Live streams for Sunday’s rounds have concluded, but you can watch archived versions at the link above. Tune in tomorrow for final rounds beginning at 9am CEST. That’s 3am EST.