People have been broadcasting pay-per-view events and programs online, provided that technology has allowed them to do so, but generally these broadcasts only show the content in its original format. Rarely has someone illegally transmitted a pay-per-view event as creatively as the Twitch user A.J. Lester, who pretended that a real-life UFC fight was actually a game of Electronic Arts UFC 3 .
What Lester did was simple, but undeniably intelligent. He broadcast the event between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo, the UFC featherweight championship, with an overlay of himself holding a game control in the lower right corner of the screen. By reacting to the fight and pretending to control the action, it looked like he was really playing UFC 3 .
How did you intend to play an ongoing ufc fight to avoid obtaining copyright LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL pic.twitter.com/I4ykqwqrTA
– Aaron (@TheRealSMA) December 3, 2017
"Come on, man!" You can hear Lester screaming in an excerpt from the video as he growls and moves his head from side to side. It is a remarkable display of dedication for the sole purpose of avoiding a copyright claim, but we believe that UFC is not very happy with its transmission: the pay-per-view event cost $ 60, even if ordered as a replay.
None of the archived videos available on the Lester & # 39; s Twitch page shows UFC 3 and the only sports video you have is for Madden 16 in 2015. Your channel will be focuses primarily on Fortnite with some Call of Duty: WWII Zombie games were also released.
It is unlikely that this strategy can or will be used for many other sporting events, as they often use camera angles that are not seen in video games. Football, however, could be slightly easier due to the new SkyCam, which places the camera behind the quarterback as if the spectators were playing Madden . Boxing presenters do not have to worry about illegal content streaming, since Electronic Arts has not released a new game in the Fight Night series since Fight Night Champion in 2011. The game made our list of 50 best Xbox 360 games and its story mode is a short but creative version of clbadic revenge.
UFC 3 will be available on February 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It has been under fire for its use of microtransactions, although they appear to be limited to the "Ultimate Team" mode of the game.