WePlay Pushes Eastern Europe’s Fighting Games Scene Forward With Mortal Kombat Event
WePlay Esports has announced its entry into the fighting game space with WePlay Dragon Temple – a $60K USD Mortal Kombat tournament to be held in the company’s venue in Kyiv, Ukraine. This will also be the first tournament held in the custom-built WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv.
Dashfight, an online fighting game competition resource, will serve as a media partner for the event.
WePlay’s new tournament not only brings a high profile Dota 2 tournament organizer into the fighting game space, but furthers the globalization of fighting games as a prominent esports genre. While much of the focus of fighting game competition is on the rivalry between Japan and the U.S., over time the ecosystem has bloomed in areas such as France, South Korea, and the Dominican Republic. WePlay’s entry into the space sets up Eastern Europe as perhaps the next region to join that list.
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