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Madden NFL 20 Welcomes the Most Players Ever Recorded For NFL Kickoff Weekend

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Madden NFL 20 Welcomes the Most Players Ever Recorded For NFL Kickoff Weekend

Thanks to the launch of Madden NFL 20 Superstar KO and the global free trial over the weekend, EA Sports and the Madden NFL franchise had their biggest NFL Kickoff weekend ever, with 24% more players year-over-year.

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  • Michael Vick proved to be the most popular player in Superstar KO, with a pick rate of over 85% in drafts. Vick has delivered nearly 700,000 rushing touchdowns and 1.9M passing touchdowns in Week 1 alone. He still has game-breaking speed and elusiveness as well, averaging over thirteen yards per carry in Superstar KO matchups.
  • Other popular players included Lawrence Taylor (73% pick rate), Jerry Rice (70%) and Madden NFL 20 cover star Patrick Mahomes (60%).
  • It’s not just NFL stars getting in on the action though, as Superstar KO celebs Lil Yachty (60%) and DJ Khaled (58%) are also flexing on the field and delivering swag-filled touchdowns.
  • After a scintillating performance in Week 1, the Baltimore Ravens have emerged as one of the most popular teams in Madden NFL 20 online Play Now and head-to-head, rocketing into the top five in popularity.
  • Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is crushing it both on the ground and through the air, racking up over a million rushing TDs and over two million passing TDs since the launch of Madden NFL 20. Given Jackson’s incredible performance in the first game of the NFL season, those numbers are only going to continue growing as more fans join the Ravens’ flock.

The Twitch Prime Crown Cup, featuring Madden NFL 20, also set viewership records, drawing the most concurrent viewers of any Madden NFL livestream in franchise history.

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  1. timhere1970
    People still love their running qb's playing head to head.

    They are also the easiest folks to beat online. Run a QB Spy and QB contain, and you bottle up guys like Vick, forcing them to throw. Typically, those users don't know what to do next.
    Interestingly, I have not used Vick a single time in superstar KO. I do grab Mahomes if I ever get a chance, but I've been getting Russel Wilson and Aaron Rodgers on my teams, if I go QB at all. A good rushing QB is helpful, though. I have had Deshaun Watson a few times, too.
    But, man, you do need to get down and slide. Those QBs fumble all the time if you are trying to run them like a RB. That balances it out some.
    But the numbers they listed in that article are pretty eye-popping. They ought to give a clue about why EA is taking their sports games in the direction they are. Those folks may not be posting here, but they own the game and are playing it in gigantic numbers.
    JayhawkerStL
    They are also the easiest folks to beat online. Run a QB Spy and QB contain, and you bottle up guys like Vick, forcing them to throw. Typically, those users don't know what to do next.
    Interestingly, I have not used Vick a single time in superstar KO. I do grab Mahomes if I ever get a chance, but I've been getting Russel Wilson and Aaron Rodgers on my teams, if I go QB at all. A good rushing QB is helpful, though. I have had Deshaun Watson a few times, too.
    But, man, you do need to get down and slide. Those QBs fumble all the time if you are trying to run them like a RB. That balances it out some.
    But the numbers they listed in that article are pretty eye-popping. They ought to give a clue about why EA is taking their sports games in the direction they are. Those folks may not be posting here, but they own the game and are playing it in gigantic numbers.

    The year over year numbers don't impress me much because it was free this year. Madden being free on opening week of football season is a great marketing strategy with the game being released early. That makes the excitement of America's most popular sport drive players to your game and creates an opportunity to sell it to those who have not tried it and get mut sells as well. Great strategy but comparing the number of players while free to last year when it was only people who bought the game playing doesn't mean a lot to me. It may lead to sales for them and if it does i am sure we will hear about it and if it doesn't it we will never see the data.
    timhere1970
    The year over year numbers don't impress me much because it was free this year. Madden being free on opening week of football season is a great marketing strategy with the game being released early. That makes the excitement of America's most popular sport drive players to your game and creates an opportunity to sell it to those who have not tried it and get mut sells as well. Great strategy but comparing the number of players while free to last year when it was only people who bought the game playing doesn't mean a lot to me. It may lead to sales for them and if it does i am sure we will hear about it and if it doesn't it we will never see the data.

    For me, it wasn't about how many were playing, but what they were playing.
    JayhawkerStL
    For me, it wasn't about how many were playing, but what they were playing.

    What were they palying? Was franchise up 50% or down 150%? They don't really give us numbers on what modes were being played.
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