UFC® AND BOOMTV TEAM UP FOR UFC INVITATIONAL Call of Duty: WARZONE TOURNAMENT ON TWITCH
Players Include Max Holloway, DrDisrespect, and FaZe Swagg
Grand Prize Includes $10,000 and Exclusive VIP Trip
to Las Vegas for UFC® 269: OLIVEIRA VS. POIRIER
Tournament to Begin at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, December 9, on UFC’s Official Twitch Channel
LAS VEGAS – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced the UFC Invitational Call of Duty®: WarzoneTM Tournament in partnership with BoomTV, the leading esports tournament producer. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, December 9, on UFC’s official Twitch channel at twitch.tv/ufc.
Over 100 streamers, including former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, will face off in teams of three in a Call of Duty: Warzone private lobby tournament.
Joining Holloway in the tournament will be DrDisrespect, one of the world’s most recognizable and well known streamers, whose larger-than-life character has cultivated one of the largest followings of any streamer. Another notable tournament participant will be FaZe Swagg, a member of the world-renowned Faze Clan, who is well known in the Call of Duty space for his exciting and entertaining content, which has generated a massive following.
“We’re thrilled to partner with BoomTV to host the UFC Invitational Warzone Tournament on our official Twitch channel,” said David Shaw, Senior Vice President of International and Content, UFC. “UFC is always looking for unique ways to engage our fans and connect with them on a deeper level. Our research shows there is a large number of UFC fans who are prolific gamers, so this is a perfect way to reach this audience.”
The winning trio will receive a robust prize package, including: a $10,000 cash prize; paid flights to Las Vegas; a two-night stay at Resorts World Las Vegas; seats in Dana White’s personal section during UFC® 269: OLIVEIRA vs. POIRIER on Saturday, December 11; personalized Venum merchandise; and official UFC replica championship belts. Teams who place in the top five will also receive cash prizes, including $6,250 for second place, $5,000 for third place, $2,500 for fourth place, and $1,250 for fifth place.
“I’m stoked to participate in this tournament,” said Max Holloway, former UFC featherweight champion. “Call of Duty is one of my favorite games and I can’t wait to check out the new Pacific map. The other streamers need to watch out – my team is ready to win on December 9, baby!”
"We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to partner with the UFC," said Stev Lawson, Director of Business Development, BoomTV. "BoomTV has truly become the leading esports entertainment platform and we look forward to providing unique opportunities to the community alongside UFC."
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