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Registering for free and upgrading to PRO step-by-step
Registering for free and upgrading to PRO step-by-step
Updated over a week ago

It’s very easy to get a Pro-membership and start playing for the official FOA rating and Titles recognized by FIDE. You will also get a FIDE ID (unless you already have one) and a profile page on both Arena and FIDE websites.

If you already have an Arena account, you just need to upgrade. To do that please refer to Step 3.

If you are new, you are probably wondering what subscription plans we have and what's the difference between them. By registering, you'll automatically get a Beginner plan, which is forever free. If you'd like to get a PRO account, you'll need to upgrade. If you wish to decide now just look at Step 3.

Now, if you are ready to create an account please follow these simple instructions.

Step 1 — Start the process

If you are using a desktop version of the platform, you need to click on "Register" in the upper right corner.

If you are registering with our App, you should start by clicking on the profile icon in the lower right corner.

Step 2 — Register

Registration is very simple. You can just sign in with your Apple or Google account by clicking on the corresponding icon.

Step 3 — Upgrade

Then you'll be able to upgrade to PRO by clicking on your profile icon and on "Upgrade to PRO"

Step 5 — Get Started

You'll be redirected to the page where you can choose your plan. You can either choose monthly or annual access.

Step 6 — Make A Payment

Choose your payment method and fill in all the details. Click on "Subscribe".

Check this collection to find out more about payments.

Done! Now you can benefit from PRO plan features. However, you'll need to link your fide id to take part in official tournaments or on FIDE Online Arena, get titles, and have your official rating. So we strongly recommend to go straight to Step 7.

Step 7 — Connect your FIDE id

Click on your profile icon and then to FIDE id connection. Then complete a few simple registration steps.

To find out more about FIDE id, check this collection.

Please do not skip anything, otherwise, we will not be able to get your fide id request.

It is very important that you follow the instructions for the selfie step. Please only insert a picture of yourself holding your national id, otherwise, we will not be able to approve your request.

If you already have FIDE id, don't forget to choose "I already have one"!

Done! Now set up your PRO Account and start playing!

What is FIDE id request?

This is the request our team gets in a secure administration panel. We check those requests every day and approve them if all steps of verification are complete. If some info is missing, we decline the request and send you an email to get the information we need. Why is it so? Check this article to learn more.

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