New esports event Ultimate Weekend Brawl announced by WePlay and DashFight

Posted on March 1, 2021

Season 1 of the WePlay Ultimate Fighting League will take place from March 25 to April 11, 2021. Before that, the first Ultimate Weekend Brawl #1 will be held on the weekend beginning on March 6th.

Details of the new event

According to their press release: “Ultimate Weekend Brawl (UWB) is a new recurring event series that pits players against one another for a prize. It is hosted by the WePlay Esports media holding company and DashFight, an all-in-one fighting game hub.”

The first edition of the Ultimate Weekend Brawl will focus on Mortal Kombat 11 and feature some of the top players from the competitive scene. This weekend event will consist of three different Mortal Kombat 11 series:

  • Undercard (best-of-5 series) — the winner gets $300
  • Undercard (best-of-5 series) — the winner gets $300
  • Main (best-of-7 series) — the winner gets $500

Comments about the Ultimate Weekend Brawl

Eugene “Hitras” Shepelev, lead esports manager at WePlay Esports wrote in their release:

“We decided to bring the format of late-night show matches, popular in the sports world, to the FGC. I’m sure that both the players and the broader community will enjoy this type of event while waiting for WePlay Ultimate Fighting League Season 1 to start.”

In the same announcement, Alice Averina, product marketing manager at DashFight, also wrote:

“Our goal is to bring the community together and watch the legends duking it out in a competitive yet friendly environment. I’m looking forward to seeing how this event will grow over time.”

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The upcoming Ultimate Fighting League Season 1

These smaller events are simply a taster for the larger league event that will be held later in the month. The league is organized by the esports media holding company WePlay Esports and undisputed world cruiserweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk. The first season will be held at the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv, this venue is already a major event space for the WePlay organisation, they have already been using it for their WePlay Dragon Temple MK 11 tournament in December of last year.

The $150,000 prize pool will be split evenly across the three games offered by the tournament organisers. $50,000 to each game. All three games will have an individual, four-day tournament split up over three weeks. Below is the current schedule for the events.

  • Mortal Kombat 11: March 25 to 28
  • Soulcalibur VI: April 1 to 4
  • Tekken 7: April 8 to 11

In an earlier release from the company, Eugene “Hitras” Shepelev, lead esports manager at WePlay Esports also added:

“For the first time, our team will hold competitions for several games as part of a single event. We are ready to take on a new challenge that we are incredibly passionate about! We will organize the safest and most comfortable competition environment for everyone, one that not only helps the fighting game community grow but shows everything this incredible genre has to offer.”

WePlay and the future of fight game esports

By partnering with DashFight, WePlay have set themselves up as one of the leading lights in the competitive scene. The smaller weekend events serve as a great resource for fans and esports betting enthusiasts who may not want to invest a lot of time in a full tournament.

I am not a huge fan of fight games, but I will definitely be checking out one of these shorter events in the next month just to see what it is like

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Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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