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Madden NFL 20 Bowl Quarterfinals Start Now, Semifinals and Finals Are Tomorrow

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Madden NFL 20 Bowl Quarterfinals Start Now, Semifinals and Finals Are Tomorrow

Madden NFL and ESPN have been committed to delivering competitive action and entertainment to sports fans at home over the last couple of months, and will wrap up an exciting season of play and programming this weekend as the Madden NFL 20 Bowl airs live across various platforms.

Eight of the best Madden NFL players in the world, including the #1 ranking in MCS points and youngest player in competitive Madden history to win an EA Major, will battle head to head to advance to the Madden NFL 20 Bowl Finals on Saturday, May 16 – where only one player will rise to win the coveted Madden Championship Series belt and a stake in the $220,000 prize pool. Competition will feature commentary from Madden NFL legends and casters Michael “Skimbo” Skimbo and Ryan “RG” Glick, providing real-time analysis and color on each of the concluding rounds.

Friday, May 15 from 5PM-9PM ET

Saturday, May 16 from 5PM-9PM ET 

The final stages of the season-closing EA Major will be filled with some of the biggest names in competitive Madden, including “Noah,” “DCroft,” “Young Kiv” and “Joke” –the competition will be tougher than ever before:

  • Noah “Noah” Johnson, 17, the youngest player in MCS History to win a Belt from Maryland (player profile
    • The young Madden star started his MCS career off with a bang after winning the Madden 20 Challenge in his first EA Major Appearance. Becoming the Youngest Player in MCS History to win a Championship Belt and not shying away from intimidating opponents – Noah will be an exciting player to watch at this year’s Madden Bowl.
  • Daniel “ DCroft” Mycroft, 19, the sneaky player rising to the top from Mukilteo, WA (player profile)
    • DCroft is the reigning Seattle Seahawks Club Champion, who has been slowly climbing up toward the top in the early stages of the Madden Bowl. DCroft went 6-0 during the Last Chance Qualifier, so he will undoubtably bring the heat for the Madden Bowl finals.
  • Raido “Joke” Brito, 26, finished the year ranked #1 on the MCS Points Leadboard, from West New York, NJ (player profile
    • Determined to fight through to the Madden Bowl finals, Joke is one of three players this year to make every EA Major event. Seeing he’s the 3-time defending Cleveland Browns Club Champion and this will be his 11th EA Major Appearance of his career – Joke will be hungry for the final MCS belt.
  • Shay “ Young Kiv” Kivlen, 22, has all the creds from Edmonds, WA (player profile)
    • Young Kiv has been one of the most dominant players on the MCS circuit for 4 years straight. He is the all-time record holder for Most EA Major Appearances (with 13) – including his biggest career win at the Madden 18 Bowl. He will definitely be a player to watch moving into the final rounds of this year’s Bowl.

The Madden Bowl is the crowning event of the Madden Championship Series. 16 competitors have faced a long journey dating back as early as August to earn a coveted spot in the Madden Bowl. The competitors will seeded in groups with 12 advancing to the playoffs. Only one will emerge as Madden NFL 20 Champion.

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  1. Watched one match yesterday. One dude ram the ball every time. He was down 16-0 in the fourth and kept trying to run. And he got stuffed every time. Kept waiting for a pass play but nope. Stretch and dive every play.
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    oneamongthefence
    Watched one match yesterday. One dude ram the ball every time. He was down 16-0 in the fourth and kept trying to run. And he got stuffed every time. Kept waiting for a pass play but nope. Stretch and dive every play.
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    Are you serious? That is the worst thing you can do when down in the fourth quarter. Like I know its Madden but that is just ridiculous.
    I have to think EA is embarrassed by how these guys play. That should be their motivation to fix the game if nothing else.
    The guy who won the Madden Bowl didn't throw a single pass the entire TOURNAMENT. Not only that but he played a punter at QB half the time for quicker handoff animations.
    The tournament consisted of constant nano blitzes. The same plays over and over again on both sides of the ball. Constant glitchy motion and hot route adjustments...
    Just terrible to watch.
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    XtremeDunkz
    I have to think EA is embarrassed by how these guys play. That should be their motivation to fix the game if nothing else.
    The guy who won the Madden Bowl didn't throw a single pass the entire TOURNAMENT. Not only that but he played a punter at QB half the time for quicker handoff animations.
    The tournament consisted of constant nano blitzes. The same plays over and over again on both sides of the ball. Constant glitchy motion and hot route adjustments...
    Just terrible to watch.
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    I have a feeling they love it. I wonder what the ratings were.
    I watched the entire tournament. Yes it's probably sad to admit this. But before heading to bed there really isnt much on and this was a decent taste of competition. Plus I was interested to seeing how excatky these guys play.
    Thoughts:
    1. EA never wants these events to play out like a real football game. Why else would they allow (and not only allow but make them super effective) Calvin Johnson to play Safety, Joe Thomas be a wr.
    2. The abilities are hit and miss for me. It's cool to have stars do star like things but they should be a little more realistic
    3. EA should really allow another company to obtain the license to make a franchise mode and be more realistic. EA has done a poor job keeping up with CFM and I get it. It's not a money maker. And they have a done a pretty decent job with MUT and catering to the tournament crowd. The game doesnt play like real life but credit these gamers. They made adjustments not only in game but between games. It was actually interesting. If I was EA I would go all in(even more) on these events and the game mode and let someone else go after the sim crowd.
    I teach HS and most of my students hardly play madden anymore to begin with and the ones that do are all about MUT.
    These kids dont want to play an hour plus game, scouting college players, developing rookies, watching a wrap up show, etc. They want to get in, play, and get out.
    So basically I am saying there should be 2 separate games. Franchise and competitive. and I an not sure EA can or wants to handle both satisfactorily so we as CFM players are getting the short end of the stick because of the competitive madden community.
    ESPN has an article on the front page about how the Champion had a punter under center and didn't throw a single pass the entire tournament. This has to be a little embarrassing for EA? Doesn't it?
    Executives only care about how these games contribute to the increased purchase of MTX.
    It's impossible to have any idea how the gameplay team feels about the stuff that happens in these game, public discussion about it is very limited now.
    The info we get in the gameplay blogs for Madden 21 will be our only glimpse into how the team feels about trying to make H2H competitive games play more like real football. In a just world "Meta" would be a curse word that development teams would be working tirelessly to have disappear from the discussions about their game, but in reality they may just give up on trying to fix these issues.
    Cardot
    ESPN has an article on the front page about how the Champion had a punter under center and didn't throw a single pass the entire tournament. This has to be a little embarrassing for EA? Doesn't it?

    I wish. But if the punter at QB can be had in packs, they love it.
    XtremeDunkz
    I have to think EA is embarrassed by how these guys play. That should be their motivation to fix the game if nothing else.
    The guy who won the Madden Bowl didn't throw a single pass the entire TOURNAMENT. Not only that but he played a punter at QB half the time for quicker handoff animations.
    The tournament consisted of constant nano blitzes. The same plays over and over again on both sides of the ball. Constant glitchy motion and hot route adjustments...
    Just terrible to watch.
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    I don't follow MUT at all. Does that punter in particular have a faster hand off animation? I don't understand how a punter could have a faster hand off animation than an actual quarterback
    booker21
    good for them
    wake me up when Franchise is back being the core :)
    Hint: (hate esports and what it made to the game)

    You're going to be asleep a long time, my friend...
    This has to be the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen for Madden. Imagine anyone with real football knowledge who doesn't really play video games sees this? It just supports the theory that video games are a waste of time and can't be used to actually LEARN football as John Madden originally intended it to be.
    patsfan1993
    I don't follow MUT at all. Does that punter in particular have a faster hand off animation? I don't understand how a punter could have a faster hand off animation than an actual quarterback

    The punter was left handed. Not a lot of (cheap) left handed QBs. He needed a left handed QB and a right handed QB for his scheme.
    ranta21
    The punter was left handed. Not a lot of (cheap) left handed QBs. He needed a left handed QB and a right handed QB for his scheme.

    Thanks. I wasn't getting what the deal was on that situation. Makes me glad I stay away from MUT.
    Didn't watch the video: how that is even possible ? if the guy runs every single play, can't you simply heavy-blitz and manual spy on the running back to stop it ?

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