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DAZN to stream WePlay Ultimate Fighting League

March 22, 2021

The WePlay Esports media holding company and sports streaming platform, DAZN, have announced a partnership for the 2021 WePlay Ultimate Fighting League (WUFL).

DAZN’s coverage of the tournament will be available on its global platform in 200+ countries and territories, for viewing on a range of handheld and living room devices.

The tournament will be held and broadcast from the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv, a venue already known to the WePlay Dragon Temple audience. The league’s first season will feature competitions in Mortal Kombat 11Soulcalibur VI, and Tekken 7.

“DAZN is a major player in the sports broadcasting market and a partner ready to support esports and to remove the boundaries between traditional and virtual sports. WePlay Esports’ goal is to shape a new reality where watching esports competitions will become as routine as watching a Netflix series or an important Champions League match in the evening. The partnership with DAZN will boost the popularity of fighting games across the world. It’s fantastic that during the first season of WUFL already we will be able to showcase both the creative potential of the studio (I can’t rule out a lot of hype broadcast live) and the advanced technological capabilities of the Kyiv arena to the max,” says Maksym Bilonogov, general producer and chief visionary officer at WePlay Esports.

“We’re excited about our partnership with WePlay, bringing a top tier gaming tournament to DAZN subscribers around the world. As Esports continues to see exponential growth globally, DAZN is well-placed to host this exciting form of entertainment with a footprint in 200+ countries and territories around the world,” added Joe Markowski, EVP at DAZN.

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