So you think you have what it takes to compete with the best inside the octagon huh? Talk is cheap.
Electronic Arts has announced the launch of Live Event Competitions, a brand new competitive experience in EA SPORTS UFC 2 Live Events mode. Starting May 14th, fans around the world will be able to play the qualifiers in the Live Event Competition and start fighting for their chance to be king of the virtual octagon.
“Fans love EA SPORTS UFC 2 for the intense head-to-head competition, and we’re excited to raise the stakes for all our players,” said Todd Sitrin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Competitive Gaming Division. “Live Event Competition encourages players to experience the thrill of each bout by bringing fans even closer to the intensity of mixed martial arts.”
At the end of each qualifying period, eligible players with the top scores on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be invited to compete in the finals in Las Vegas where the champion will be crowned at the UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC® 200: CORMIER vs. JONES 2, which takes place on Saturday, July 9, at T-Mobile Arena. The finals winner will receive 10,000 along with a championchip belt to floss around town.
“We are thrilled to launch our first online competition to find the top EA SPORTS UFC 2 players,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “UFC International Fight Week is the largest celebration of combat sports in the world and we couldn’t think of a better place than the UFC Fan Expo to crown the first-ever EA SPORTS UFC 2 champion!”
The semi-finalists will receive tickets to UFC’s landmark event and other special prizes. The finalists aren’t the only ones who win though, as all players who compete in the Live Event Competition will have a chance to earn in-game rewards based on their overall performance.
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