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NFL Pro Bowl Voting Starts Today, Will Be Played Virtually in Madden NFL 21

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NFL Pro Bowl Voting Starts Today, Will Be Played Virtually in Madden NFL 21

Fan voting for the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl has begun, but the actual game was canceled last month. With no official game being played, EA has stepped in to host a virtual Pro Bowl in Madden NFL 21 instead.

EA and the NFL will create a week’s worth of matchups featuring current NFL players, legends, celebrities and streamers to battle it out, as the official Pro Bowl rosters. When the smoke clears, the virtual Pro Bowl game, with the official 2021 Pro Bowl rosters will be played.

Fans will be able to tune in on ESPN and ABC. No other details were mentioned, but more information will be released at a later date.

“Even amidst unparalleled change across the sports industry, we are excited to transition many of the signature components of the Pro Bowl-which will go virtual in Madden NFL 21- into a new innovative experience for our players and fans. We remain committed to using our Pro Bowl platform to empower fans to virtually celebrate the best players in the game,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL EVP of Club Business and Events. “Our partners at EA SPORTS and Verizon are uniquely positioned to help the NFL make the transformation of this high-profile event from live to virtual possible, and we look forward to working closely with them to deliver this unprecedented experience to fans.”

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  1. oneamongthefence
    Hopefully Next-gen Madden is good enough to be shown off on that scale cause lord knows it's not on this gen.
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    Let's just hope that whatever bugs are in the game show up during that stream so the world can see it. I'm sure they'll play it ahead of time to get any of that out of the game, but if it's live it would be best for everyone if the bugs showed up in a place where they actually have to be accountable for them.
    @PhillyPhanatic14 I hope the same thing man, but even if it did happen do you really think they would take accountability? I think they would do like you said and either edit it out or just laugh it off as something that "doesn't" happen often. 
    Whilst I'm sure many current and ex players are familiar with Madden already , im equally sure many higher ups in the NFL are disinterestedly oblivious of the state of this series or how it compares to the representation of other sports .
    This could , if properly orchestrated, be a fantastic platform for some high profile players and media to publicly air their grievances over the current state of NFL simulation gaming in a manner that these people might actually pay attention, especially if an argument is made that there is money to be made .
    To me the NFL policies have always been about 2 things , money and maintaining the NFL shield and products associated with it as "premium" products .
    A high profile NFL ( as opposed to Esports type ) event which showcases both a sub standard product and consequently missed financial opportunity might just inspire a review of policy
    does the NFL really want to showcase this game? they do know how bad it is, right? this is a big gamble here for EA. if it flops (with bugs) while being showcased on next-gen, it's all over. best of luck to them. who knows, maybe they will add the pro bowl skills competition to the game as well. 

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