“I knew if I focused on [Madden] full-time, it would be worth it,” Young Kiv said, explaining about why he took a year off from college to pursue video games professionally. “So that ended up working out for me.” It surely did, because Young Kiv took home $100K as the champion of the MCS 2018 Madden Bowl. He had himself an incredible season, with a second-place finish in the Classic and, of course, the aforementioned title as well. Young Kiv scored more offensive touchdowns, 28, and more total touchdowns, 32, than any other competitor during the Ultimate League regular season. His plus-15 turnover differential ranked him third in the entire league, and he ranked first in total points scored, 263 (26.3 per game). On the heels of his recent triumph, Young Kiv is poised for another dominant run during the MCS 19 campaign, and his fans can’t wait to find out what he’s got up his flannel sleeves this year.
“I’m just a college kid that likes video games.”
Young Kiv dominated last season's Ultimate League with a top-5 pass offense and a top-5 rush defense. He's a great all-around player, but his strengths lie in his high-octane passing attack and ability to adjust quickly on defense to whatever his opponent throws at him.
“If you can control your emotions, after skill, that’s probably the biggest thing. If you can stay even-keeled, you’re going to be successful.”
Watch as Young Kiv wins the Madden 18 Bowl championship in a nail-biter against Drini.
An in-depth feature about how Young Kiv rose to the top of the Madden competitive scene.