Three seasons of Esports extravaganza will be available to subscribers worldwide.
The 2021 WePlay Ultimate Fighting League (WUFL) will be live on DAZN as part of a partnership between WePlay Esports and the global streaming service.
Season 1 of the event runs from March 25 to April 11, 2021. The league is hosted by WePlay Esports as well as former Oleksandr Usyk, undoubtedly former world concrete champion, who wants to be a heavyweight titleman later in the year.
The competition will be hosted and broadcast from WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv, a place already known to WePlay Dragon Temple audiences. The first season of the league will feature tournaments in Mortal Kombat 11, SOULCALIBUR VI, and Tekken 7.
The agreement with DAZN will run through three Esports seasons, all set to happen in 2021.
“DAZN is a major player in the sports broadcasting market and a ready partner to support esports and to break down the boundaries between traditional and mainstream sports,” said Maksym Bilonogov, general representative and chief visual officer at WePlay Esports.
“The goal of WePlay Esports is to shape a new reality where watching esports tournaments becomes as normal as watching a Netflix series or an important game in the Champions League in the evening. The partnership will with DAZN a huge rise in popular fighting games around the world.Merfect in the first season of WUFL we can already showcase both the creative potential of the studio (I can’t show much hype broadcast live ) and the advanced technological capabilities of the Kyiv area to the maximum. “
“We are excited about our partnership with WePlay, bringing high-end gaming competition to DAZN subscribers worldwide. As Esports continues to see exponential growth across the globe, DAZN is well placed to host this exciting form of entertainment with a footprint in 200+ countries and regions across the globe. the world, ”said Joe Markowski, EVP at DAZN.
“Most viewers of traditional fighting sports grew up watching movies and playing games in the Mortal Kombat or Tekken series. And if they can watch UFC fights and boxing matches, why not watch esports fighting games too? We will give them such an opportunity, and we expect a popular increase in combat games among the new audience, ”said Valentyn Shevchenko, director of business development at WePlay Esports.