The Online English Counties Championships start in earnest on 13th June following a preliminary familiarisation round the Saturday before. The first championships was held in 1908 and the 2020 Online Championships have a different feel to the 100 years that have gone before.
This is a new competition and not a substitute of course. A seeded Divisional format replaces regional qualifiers, feeding 6 Championships for the Finals stage in August.
The rules can be found here:
More information including county contacts for interested players can be found on the ECF LMS for the competition, and the Competition club on Chess.com, where there are a series of help articles in the activity section.