Card games figure too, with an amateur poker world championship and bridge. MSO features over a dozen world championships such as Memory, Mental Calculations, and Creative Thinking. The most prestigious accolade is the Pentamind World Championship, which is awarded to the competitor who has the best results from five different competitions and was designed to find the best all-around game player in the world. There are also opportunities to learn games via our streaming channels and learn-to-play initiatives.
The inaugural event was held in 1997 in London with £100,000 prize fund and was described as possibly the biggest games festival ever held. It was the first event of its kind aiming to with medals awarded in each tournament for adults and juniors. The Mind Sports Olympiad continues to take place every year around August. Due to the pandemic, MSO temporarily moved online and in 2020 it featured the largest player base ever–almost 6,000 unique competitors from over 100 countries.
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