WePlay Esports – the beginner of the first and potentially only season of the Ultimate Fighting League – has lost the support of both the major developers that appeared in the first season.
Both Mortal Kombat 11 developer NetherRealm Studios and Tekken 7 / SoulCalibur VI publisher Bandai Namco have announced that they will no longer work with WePlay, weeks after the first season of WUFL featured all three games. Both developers cite “differences in vision” in their official tweets regarding the move.
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We have contacted WePlay to comment on the story, and will update this article when we receive a response. Meanwhile, WePlay has responded to NetherRealm and Bandai Namco’s decision with a statement saying the decision caught the company “by surprise.” It also claimed “since WUFL started and after the event was over, [it] tried to discuss future seasons, go over feedback and record the first season with NetherRealm and Bandai, but have had no response. “The full statement is below.
WePlay Ultimate Fighting League first season took place in Kiev, Ukraine, with Dominique “SonicFox” McLean winning the Mortal Kombat 11 tournament, Jonathan “Woahzzz” Vo taking the SoulCalibur VI competition, and the Tekken 7 crown going to Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique.
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