Online platform will showcase the World Championships ©WUGC 2016

Action during the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London later this year is to be streamed live on a leading online platform, it has been announced.

More than 20 games will be shown on during the week-long event, scheduled to take place in the British capital from June 19 to 25.

Select round-robin matches will be shown as well as quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

Coverage will include a multi-camera focus as well as live commentary and "high-quality" graphics.

Action will be archived on the website thereafter.

“We are very excited to announce that Livestream will carry at least 20 games from ultimate’s world championships,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.

“For WFDF, this is our most significant international coverage to date, reflecting the growth and recognition of the sport.

"Free, multi-bandwidth streaming, viewable globally in real time, is a key element in our strategy to raise the profile of the sport as we continue our search for a global brand sponsor.”

Action is due to take place in the British capital from June 19 to 25 ©WUGC 2016
Action is due to take place in the British capital from June 19 to 25 ©WUGC 2016

Competition will take place at the University College London Sports Ground, with the final day’s action to take place at Allianz Park.

In total, 3,000 athletes are set to participate spanning 39 countries.

They will compete across men’s, women’s, mixed gender and masters divisions.

The World Ultimate Championships have been held since 1983 and are the premier world championships of the sport of flying disc, which has an estimated 7.5 million active players worldwide.  

Sakai in Japan played host to the most recent edition in 2012, when United States beat Great Britain in the open division final.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with the WFDF,” said Sam Jacobs, Livestream’s senior vice-president of Sales & Marketing.

“Sports is in our DNA and we’re thrilled to bring the excitement, passion, and grace of this enthralling sport to a global audience.”