WePlay Esports terminates work on Russian-language broadcasts of esports events. Visual: WePlay Holding

WePlay Esports terminates work on Russian-language broadcasts of esports events

March 14, 2022
2022 2 min read

The company will focus on the production and development of Ukrainian-language esports content. Also, WePlay Esports will continue hosting esports tournaments and running analytics studios in English.

Due to the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against the freedom and independence of Ukraine, WePlay Esports has decided to freeze its current Russian-language projects. Currently, the team sees it unacceptable to continue creating new opportunities for Russian esports.

Instead, WePlay Esports will focus on Ukrainian-language esports projects. Previously, the company has already worked on creating broadcasts and tournaments for a Ukrainian-speaking audience. The Ukrainian-language broadcast of WePlay AniMajor, the technical partnership during the 2021 Dota 2 and CS:GO Championship of Ukraine finals, esports tournaments on the WePlay Compete tournament platform are just a few examples of what was already done.

Russian is the language of communication and content consumption for many people around the world, just like English is popular in Europe, the United States of America, Asia, etc. For a company originated from Ukraine whose employees are now living the pain of a war that was not started by us, our business will primarily focus on supporting an independent, unique Ukrainian culture. To support the Ukrainian army during these times, follow the link — the TECHIIA Foundation is a charity project of the international technology holding TECHIIA, which WePlay Holding is part of.

Source: WePlay Holding Press Office

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