WePlay Esports has announced its first ever FGC event in WePlay Dragon Temple, a Mortal Kombat tournament with a 60,000 USD prize pool.
While FGC tournaments over 2020 have largely taken place online due to the pandemic, WePlay Dragon Temple invites players to the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv in Ukraine, the first ever event at the custom built arena.
The line-up has yet to be announced, but players will have to compete across a Group stage and Playoffs. The former will have two round-robin groups, with players required to win two out of three sets against their opponent.
The top four competitors from each group will advance to the Playoffs, where they’ll battle it out in a best-of-five double elimination bracket.
The event will start on 10th December and conclude on 13th December - serving as the perfect opportunity for some pre-Christmas fatalities.
Anton Gribovskiy, general manager Americas at WePlay Esports, said: “We at WePlay Esports recognise that fighting games have all they need to become a form of mass entertainment, just like boxing and UFC.
“The potential audience of these titles is enormous and includes many generations of casual players. Everyone interested in the MK multiverse will enjoy WePlay Dragon Temple. Our teams will do their best to make this event special, so don’t miss it.”
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James “BanKs” Banks, who is a project consultant on the tournament, said: ‘As an ex-professional player back in Virtua Fighter, I have always had a real passion for fighting games. When I first learned about the event, I was thrilled to get the chance to be involved.
“It’s awesome how WePlay Esports plan to bring us Christmas early with the Dragon Temple tournament. Together with the team we will do everything possible to make this one of the best Mortal Kombat events you have ever seen!”
Participants and commentators for WePlay Dragon Temple are set to be announced on WePlay’s Twitch channel and social media platforms.
DashFight will also be the media partner for the event, who will provide exclusive coverage like player interviews and more.