Every NFL team is involved in EA's 'Madden' eSports tournament

You’ve seen conventional sports teams dip their toes in the eSports waters before, but probably not like this. EA is launching the Madden NFL Club Championship today, and it’ll have official involvement from all 32 NFL teams — the first time an American sports league has fully committed itself to an eSports tournament. You’ll qualify online in Madden 18 between now and October 16th, but the best players will square off in tournaments in the stadiums for each team. The final 32 players will compete at NFL experiences in Orlando and Minneapolis. And if you win? You’ll get both a cash prize and two tickets to (what else?) Super Bowl LII.

This isn’t the only official Madden competition on deck in 2017: the Madden NFL Classic kicks off October 20th, and the Madden NFL Challenge begins December 15th. There’s a total of $1.15 million on the line across all three. However, it’s reasonable to say that the Club Championship is the main event. This tourney shows just how far eSports has come — competitive gaming is now big enough that a major league like the NFL is willing to offer full support.

Source: EA Press Room, EA Sports

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On