The servers at are down, but for the best reasons imaginable

The servers at are down, but for the best reasons imaginable ...

Unfortunately, no one is home right now for all of you grandmasters who are banging at's doors. The servers are down, and the fan base is left with nothing to do.

Due to an ever-increasing list of gamers flocking from left, right, and center, the servers at have been slamming. The website had a new high, with the very last player being the straw that broke the camel's back.

The website's blog entry detailed the server failures, which were for the most important reasons possible. On January 20, the website saw 31,700,000 games, and 300,000 people join in a single day. "Traffic on has nearly doubled since the beginning of December, and our servers are experiencing difficulties, usually between noon and 4 p.m. ET." apologized for the issues and promised supporters that it would take a quick solution. Right now, the downtime has no end date.

The authors expressed their thoughts on why the site has seen a huge increase in the player base. Reasons included acquisitions, social media posts such as Messi and Ronaldo, cheating scandals, chess boxing, and "amazing artists" creating content. However, the main thing they thanked for their success was Mittens the Cat, the site's A.I. player. has a lot of work ahead of them, but servers should be up before players know it, and hopefully ready to handle the growing player base.