For the third time in history, Madden NFL’s Competitive Gaming Series returns, with the quarterfinals of the Madden NFL 20 Club Championship, presented by SNICKERS, set to begin at 7:00 PM ET today and tomorrow evening.
All 32 NFL teams are involved and are rooting on their club champion as they battle it out for a piece of the largest total prize pool in MCS history, $703,000.
There will also be an ESPN special on December 27, as ESPN 2 will air a one-hour Madden NFL 20 Club Championship special at 8:00 PM ET from the EA Broadcast Center, at EA Redwood Shores, in Redwood City, CA.
Among the 32 competitors, seven are making back to back EA Major appearances, five are previous MCS belt winners, 13 will have their first EA Major debut and one is the youngest player to ever compete in an EA Major.
All players are contenders, but here is a few to keep an eye on:
- Pavan “Pavan” Lakhat
- The youngest competitor to win an EA Major, Pavan, took home the Madden NFL 19 Club Championship title and $100,000. The 19-year-old dominated MCS 19 as the #1 ranked player on the MCS Points Leaderboard and with the most prize winnings for MCS 19. Pavan also is the first player in MCS history to win three consecutive Club Titles with the same club.
- Drini “Drini” Gjoka
- At 20 years old, Drini is the second person in history to win three Club Titles, three years in a row with three different teams. He has appeared in an unprecedented seven consecutive EA Major events and has won the Madden NFL 18 Challenge and the Madden 19 Bowl. He’ll be back and itching for theMadden NFL 20 Bowl Belt more than anyone.
- Reginald “Boogz” Brown
- 32 years old from Atlanta, Georgia, Boogz has had nine EA Major Event appearances during his career – the longest EA Major appearances streak currently in the MCS. Boogz has made the Final 4 of a club in four consecutive seasons and will be pushing hard to make it to the top this year.
- Said “Thunderball” Mohamud
- Reigning in at 16 years old, Thunderball is the youngest player ever to win a club tournament and make an EA Major. The Ravens Club Final versus Joker was the Youngest Club Final in MCS history (32 years combined age). He is ready for his rookie debut, and is currently fighting his way to the top.
Be sure to check out how SNICKERS is highlighting the best Madden NFL moments.
- Integrated highlight packages and branded studio segments on the esports broadcast akin to a traditional sports production. One highlight package example will pull through the mainstream success of the SNICKERS “Symptoms” campaign.
- A special SNICKERS-branded Players’ Lounge where competitors can prepare for the competition in a relaxed setting creating a positive brand experience for the game’s top stars.
- A season-long campaign highlighting the top plays of the Madden NFL 20 Championship Series incentivizing competitors to go for blockbuster moments. This motivation elevates the entertainment for spectators in return. At the end of the year at the Madden NFL 20 Bowl during the NFL Draft, one player will win the SNICKERS “Moment of the Year” award voted on by the Madden NFL community.
Find more details about the Madden NFL 20 Club Championship presented by SNICKERS, check the official website.