Wesley So is a three-time U.S. Champion and two-time Grand Chess Tour Champion. Originally from the Philippines, So transferred federations to the United States in 2013, representing the U.S. in multiple Olympiads since and winning both the team and individual gold in the 2016 Baku Olympiad. Currently at World No. 8, So has previously been as high as World No. 2, with a peak FIDE rating of 2822. In 2019, So defeated Magnus Carlsen in the inaugural FIDE Fischer Random World Championship, becoming the first official World Champion of Fischer Random.