“EA Sports UFC 2” Introduces Competitive Gaming Experience
EA announces this week the launch of a competitive experience in EA Sports UFC 2, dubbed Live Event Competitions.
Launching Starting on Saturday (May 14), fans around the world can play the qualifiers in the "Live Event Competition" to compete for a chance to earn Ultimate Team rewards and a trip to the live finals.
The finales take place at the UFC Fan Expo during the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week, and UFC 200: CORMIER vs. JONES 2 in Las Vegas.
The winner of the grand final match on July 8 will take home $10,000 USD and the belt as the EA Sports UFC 2 world champion.
"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."
To enter, players can log on in "Live Events" on the EA Sports UFC 2 menu, select one of four athletes fighting on an upcoming card, customize their athlete by applying five out of 10 fighter perks, and start competing online.
Rankings on the global leaderboard are determined by the number of wins a player can accumulate during the qualifying period before taking three losses. At the end of the period, eligible players with the top scores on each of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be invited to compete in the finals in Las Vegas where the champion will be crowned.
To learn how to compete and qualify, watch the "Live Event Competitions" trailer below. And, for complete details, visit EASports.com.