We love EA Sports here at The Champaign Room. We've been using their old NCAA Football '14 game each week this season to simulate/predict Illinois' matchups; we even plan on using NCAA Basketball '10 to do the same throughout the basketball season. So naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to help them promote their new UFC video game!
The EA Sports UFC College Tour will be hitting 30 college campuses across the United States to give college fans the chance to play EA Sports UFC on the PlayStation 4 while watching UFC Pay-Per-View events at a local sports bar/restaurant.
The tour will be stopping in Champaign, IL at Hooters for the following dates and UFC Pay-Per-View events. Come out early to get in the game and feel the fight with EA Sports UFC! Attendees will have the opportunity to compete against other students for prizes and merchandise.
- Saturday November 15th @ 9pm CT: UFC 180 Velasquez vs. Werdum
- Saturday December 6th @ 9pm CT: UFC 181 Hendricks vs. Lawler
Here's a quick blurb on the game in case you're unfamiliar with the franchise:
EA SPORTS UFC - With its first new major sports league partnership in over a decade, EA SPORTS presents EA SPORTS UFC. The next-generation of fighting has been built for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by the team behind the critically-acclaimed EA SPORTS Fight Night franchise.
Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, EA SPORTS UFC brings the action, emotion and intensity inside the Octagon to life in ways that were never before possible. The next-generation of True Player Motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful and fluid of attacks of elite mixed martial artists through Precision Movement, Dynamic Striking and Strategic Submission Battles, but also brings the combatants to life with Full Body Deformation and Real-Time Exertion.
The simulation of Human Intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system and is expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game. Step into the Octagon with the most realistic take on fighting ever achieved. Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, every fighter, strike, takedown and submission will make you feel the fight.