Checkmate is an independent arm of Task Force X, a secretive government agency that also oversaw the Suicide Squad. Like the Squad, they engage in covert missions vital to US interests.
Checkmate is structured like the hierarchy of chess pieces. It is led by a Queen or King, followed by administrative Bishops, field director Rooks, heavily-armed field agent Knights and support-tech Pawns. The structure is mirrored between two halves; Black (ops) and White (intel).< LESS