The upcoming competition will see players compete to represent their favorite NFL teams as well as for the chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LII.
During the eSports event, players will qualify though online competition, with the best-of-the-best advancing to tournaments at select NFL stadiums, popular cultural landmarks and more. Once the final 32 players and identified–one per each NFL team–they will compete in the “Madden NFL Club Championship” Live Finals, which will begin at the Pro Bowl Experience in Orlando, Fla. and will culminate at the Super Bowl Experience Driven by GMC in Minneapolis, Minn.
The winning eSports competitor will receive a cash prize and two tickets to Super Bowl LII.
“Our first season of ‘Madden NFL’ competitions was a great success, engaging millions of players and igniting the passion of NFL fans worldwide,” says Andrew Wilson, chief executive officer, EA. “Now we’re taking competitive gaming and our NFL
The “Madden NFL Club Championship” is one of three “Madden NFL” Championship Series EA Majors. The other two are the “Madden NFL Classic,” taking place Oct. 20-21, and the “Madden NFL Challenge,” taking place Dec. 15-16.
“Competitive gaming and eSports are one of the most exciting ways to engage a larger, younger and digitally savvy NFL audience,” says Roger Goodell, commissioner, NFL. “Collaborating with EA to create the ‘Madden NFL Club Championship’ presents a unique opportunity to capture the excitement of NFL action and the passion of our fans with competition that anyone can participate in.”
Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes, it’s completely free.