This is it. The finale to the Madden 19 Championship Series, the Madden Bowl.
For months, the best Madden competitors in the world have been building up to this crowning moment, to determine once-and-for-all who will take home the most coveted MCS belt (and the lion's share of the $200K prize pool) of the entire series.
It's been a long road to the Madden Bowl. Since last fall, players have been grinding online ladders, showing up at walk-on tourneys like the Classic, and climbing the MCS Points Leaderboards. But only the top competitors in the Madden Championship Series have qualified for the Bowl, either by finishing top two at the Classic, top four at the Club Championship, top two at the Challenge, top two at the Last Chance Qualifier (April 21), or by ranking in the top six in MCS Series Points. Only 16 players are left, and it all goes down April 25-27 at EA SPORTS' broadcast studio in Redwood City, CA.
Catch all three days of the Madden Bowl streaming live on EA Madden NFL's Twitch channel. As with previous Madden Championship Series events, there will be more than one game played at a time during the early stages of the contest. So fans will be able to watch the secondary matchup via the Twitch Squads feature on the twitch.tv/EAMaddenNFL channel.
Fans can also catch the Madden Bowl Championship Final live on ESPN2 on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Scroll down for full broadcast details.
DAY 1: Thursday, April 25
DAY 2: Friday, April 26
DAY 3: Saturday, April 27
Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Championship Final
The Madden Bowl live finals will begin with Group Stage gameplay followed by single-elimination playoffs. The 16 finalists were placed into the following groups for the first stage of gameplay via seeding based on their performance throughout the MCS 19 season.
Seed 1: Pavan “Pavan” Lakhat
Seed 8: Jordan “Canes” Powell
Seed 9: Stephen “VYElectrify” Appelblatt
Seed 16: Kevin “Sixth Sense” Jones
Seed 4: Michael “Skimbo” Skimbo
Seed 5: Ryan “ibestrafing” Danczak
Seed 12: Michael “Spoto” Spoto
Seed 13: Douglas “Crush” Thiel
Seed 3: Abbott “Blocky” Lopez
Seed 6: Hassan “GOS” Spall
Seed 11: Christian “Chritobin” Lomenzo
Seed 14: Shay “Young Kiv” Kivlen
Seed 2: Drini “Drini” Gjoka
Seed 7: Justin “LilMan” Barone
Seed 10: Reginald “Boogz” Brown
Seed 15: Nakell “SomeSerious” Powell
From the Group Stage, 12 competitors will advance to the Wild Card round to begin the single-elimination playoff portion of the event. See the official tournament rules for a comprehensive format breakdown. For more event details, visit the Madden Bowl event page.
And don't forget to cast your vote for the Snickers Moment of the Year from the Madden 19 Championship series! Check out the details in the thread below.
VOTE 🗳️ for the @Snickers Most Satisfying Moment of the Year #SnickersMOTY from the Madden 19 Championship Series!— Madden League Ops (@MaddenLeagueOps) April 22, 2019
Before your cast your vote, re-live each moment nominated in the thread below ⬇ (winner will be revealed during the #MaddenBowl on Apr. 27 🗓️)
Catch you in the chat!
— Matt Franciscovich (Follow Matt on Twitter @MattFranchise)
For more information on the Madden Championship Series and how to compete in future events, visit the Madden NFL 19 compete homepage. Keep it locked on the @MaddenLeagueOps Twitter handle for content, news updates, tournament coverage, and more.