Weekly 'EA SPORTS Madden NFL America' Showcases the Best Players & Championships of Madden Competitive Gaming
Live Coverage of the Madden Classic Finals Saturday, December 3 at 9:30 PM ET on NFL Network & EA SPORTS Madden NFL 17 Website
The NFL has partnered with Electronic Arts to launch a new line of programming centered around the popular Madden NFL video game franchise, showcasing the incredible competitive spirit of its dedicated fan base.
Madden NFL America – a weekly series – streams every Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL.com and airs every Saturday at 8:00 AM ET on NFL Network, traveling across the country to discover and highlight the top Madden NFL gamers.
Throughout the season, Madden NFL America will follow the Madden NFL Championship Series tournaments, including four Majors featuring the best Madden NFL players competing for $1 million in prize money. The first Major, the Madden Classic, begins Thursday, December 1, with live coverage of the Madden Classic Finals Saturday, December 3 at 9:30 PM ET on NFL Network and the Madden NFL 17 Website (https://easports.com/madden-nfl/compete/live).
Also launching this season is the Madden 17 Club Series, which will feature live Madden NFL tournaments produced by participating NFL teams.
EA SPORTS Madden NFL America
EA SPORTS Madden NFL America streams on Friday at 9:00 PM ET on NFL.com and airs Saturdays at 8:00 AM ET on NFL Network and is sponsored by Under Armour. The 30-minute show, partnered with Defy Media, is hosted by Madden NFL superfan Dave Grunfeld who seeks to discover the most passionate Madden NFL players from across the country and explore the universe around this popular game through the eyes of top gamers while focusing on the four Madden NFL Championship Series tournaments.
Aside from its competitive elements, this series also provides an in-depth, often humorous, look at the personal lives of the country's best Madden NFL players while also featuring current NFL players who are passionate about the Madden NFL game. This season features Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers and Damon "Snacks" Harrison of the New York Giants among other NFL players who are active in the world of Madden NFL, as well as Madden NFL players such as Problem, T-Fonk, Schemin, Litezout, TRaw and more.
Madden NFL America re-airs Saturdays at 12 Noon ET and 1:00 AM ET on NFL Network.
For episodes and clips of Madden NFL America, visit http://www.nfl.com/videos/madden-nfl-america.
Madden NFL Championship Series
The Madden NFL Championship Series is a series of competitions spanning from December 2016 to May 2017, with the first competition the Madden Classic beginning Thursday, December 1 at 3:00 PM ET live on the Madden NFL 17 Website (https://easports.com/madden-nfl/compete/live). On Saturday, December 3, NFL Network and the Madden NFL 17 Website provide live coverage of the Madden Classic Finals beginning at 9:30 PM ET.
Competitors in the Madden NFL Championship Series are vying for a share of the $1 million prize pool while playing across a variety of modes, including Draft Champions, Online Head to Head and MUT Salary Cap Ranked
There are four total Madden NFL Championship Series events, with the final Major – The Madden Championship – crowning the season champion:
- Madden Classic – December 1-3
- Madden Bowl – January 25-28 (Group Play) & February 2-4 (Single Elimination)
- Madden Challenge – March 31-April 2
- Madden Championship
- League Play – Week 1: April 20-23
- League Play – Week 2: April 27-30
- League Play – Week 3: May 4-7
- League Play – Week 4: May 11-14
- Finals: May 19-21
Fans can qualify for the Madden NFL Championship Series events through the Xbox One® and PLAYSTATION®4. For complete information regarding the Madden NFL Championship Series, including future dates and sites, visit https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/compete/ea-major-series-info.
Madden 17 Club Series
In the Madden 17 Club Series, participating NFL teams will conduct their own Madden competitions to crown the best Madden player among their fans. Following online qualifiers beginning January 9, 2017, finalists will take part in live competitions conducted by each participating NFL team that will be streamed on NFL team websites and apps, and on the Madden NFL Twitch channel.
Further details on participating NFL teams, registration details and dates will be announced soon.
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