During UFL’s announcement trailer, we got a brief look at some football boots and players walking onto a pitch. One of these boots has the words “No Zina, No Party” written on the side. We speculated this could be a tiny hint that Manchester City player, Oleksander Zinchenko, could be one of the first licensed players in the game. Yesterday, the UFL Twitter page announced Zinchenko will be the official ambassador for UFL.
Here’s a first in-game look at our Game Ambassador Oleksandr Zinchenko! Zina’s here, let’s party! New announcements coming #fairtoplay #uflgame #joinufl pic.twitter.com/tz06TMwnpc
— UFL (@UFLgame) September 22, 2021
The First UFL Ambassodor
Oleksander Zinchenko is the first official player announced for Strikers Inc’s upcoming football game. In addition, the announcement provide the first in-game look at Zinchenko and a hinted at more announcements coming soon. We only know a few things about UFL. Strikers Inc. has teamed up with Premier League side West Ham United. However, we don’t know the details of this deal, but we’ve seen West Ham’s home ground, London Stadium, in the trailer, but have yet to see any players from the club. Hopefully, we get more announcements soon and see actual gameplay.
UFL was announced at Gamescom 2021. Developer Strikers Inc. made it clear its upcoming football game aims to rival FIFA. Strikers Inc. staked its claim by stating its game would be fair-to-play, which is a direct acknowledgment of FIFA Ultimate Teams’ pay-to-win model. Strikers Inc. wants to make a Football game embedded in fairness and based on skill. However, while the fair-to-play comments of Stikers Inc. have gotten players interested, there are many things we still don’t know about UFL.
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