Aleksey is from Barnaul, Russia. Aleksey Sorokin started playing chess at the age of 8. In 2016, he took 3rd place in U16 Youth European Championship. In 2017, at the age of 17, he won the Russian U20 Chess Championship. In the December 2018, Aleksey took 3rd place in the final of the Russian Cup. In January of 2019, he moved to the United States to attend Texas Tech University at Lubbock on a chess scholarship; he is currently majoring in Computer Science.