Throughout the previous ten years

Throughout the previous ten years, Electronic Arts has appeared to grow the Madden Championship Series to new levels through several strategic initiatives. Those efforts include the introduction of Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) in 2014, five years following the game developer launched FIFA Ultimate Team, as well as new game modes such as Superstar KO set up in September. This season, EA also notably altered the dates of its four major tournaments in the Madden Championship Series to align exclusively with tentpole events throughout the NFL season. That meant events coinciding with the NFL's opening weekend, playoffs, Super Bowl, as well as the draft in April. The aim here is to further increase interest from the Madden esports league with better capitalizing on the Forged the NFL pulls as North America's most-watched sports league, based on Matt Marcou, EA's Madden NFL competitive gaming commissioner. Similar to EA's FIFA Global Series, Madden's major tournaments require players to be eligible online and compete in dwell competitions for grand prizes. "The Club Championship began as a trial with eight groups," said Marcou. "We've since expanded the concept into a major where we have all 32 NFL teams represented as the amount of gamers and sponsorship interest has increased." The tournament has both the players and greatest prize pool of almost any tournament in the Madden Championship Series. That contains the Madden Bowl held each spring, in which the very best Madden player is decided for that year. Under the current Club Championship major format, players make their own Madden Ultimate Teams and pick one NFL franchise they want to represent from the competition. This differs slightly from EA's Madden Classic important held in August, for instance, which enables gamers to compete with only players on a single group's active roster. The winner, Michael "Volterax" Bryant, representing the Arizona Cardinals, took home $100,000. "It takes about five months to resolve the competition," explained Marcou. From that point, 128 gamers are invited into our Redwood City, California studios to play live tournaments in which the champion is crowned." More Mut 20 coins on