Streamer successfully (and illegally) streams live PPV UFC fight... by pretending it's the EA game https://t.co/SFCZAe4HR92017-12-3 23:38:37
How realistic is EA Sports UFC 3 going to be? Pretty darn realistic, judging from this!
During Saturday night's broadcast of UFC 218, a crafty streamer on Twitch.tv (a website that allows gamers to broadcast their play) seemingly showed a large portion of the pay-per-view event on his channel.
How did he pull it off on a website dedicated almost exclusively to video games? By encoding an overlay into his stream that showed him holding a controller, which made it appear as though he was playing a video game. Check out a brief clip above.
It's an amazing workaround that, at the very least, helped the self-described "YouTuber on the rise" go viral for one great weekend. We'll see whether he tries to pull this off again.