October 13, 2022 (Colorado Springs, Colo.)— USA Ultimate announced today a 44-game, multi-platform livestream schedule for the 2022 National Championships. The annual culmination of the club ultimate season will be available to fans via a combination of distribution channels, including USA Ultimate’s YouTube channel, Ultiworld.com and ESPN3.
Action begins on Thursday, October 20 as competition begins with four rounds of pool play.
USA Ultimate’s YouTube channel will carry one game per round, free to fans.
Ultiworld.com will provide additional live coverage of four games per round as part of its Field Pass* model – a new streaming concept that debuted last month at the Pro Championships. Patterned after the popular NFL Red Zone channel, Ultiworld Field Pass allows viewers to watch a single broadcast that offers live, whiparound coverage, highlights and updates from multiple games per round.
Subscribers can also opt to watch a dedicated stream of any of the individual games covered in the Field Pass package, sans commentary.
With elimination brackets beginning on Friday, October 21, coverage continues with a similar schedule. One prequarter and a pair of quarterfinal matchups will be available for free on USA Ultimate’s YouTube channel, while Ultiworld will provide coverage of an additional 12 games. In all, fans will be able to stream live 10 of 12 quarterfinal matchups, marking unprecedented coverage of the tournament.
On Saturday, October 22, fans can watch all six semifinal games, beginning with a pair of men’s and women’s semis, live on USA Ultimate’s YouTube channel. ESPN will again carry four semifinals on its ESPN3 platform, including a mixed division doubleheader on Saturday night.
ESPN3 will also stream all three championship games on Sunday, October 23.
*Access to Ultiworld’s Field Pass is available to Ultiworld Full or Plus subscribers. To subscribe, visit ultiworld.com/subscribe