Madden Championship Series: EA and the NFL Have Reached a Multi-Year Exclusive E-Sports Deal Renewal

Madden Championship Series

Today, EA and the NFL have revealed a multi-year partnership renewal for EA Sports Madden NFL Championship Series, MCS. The historic announcement follows one of the most successful MCS years in history with 4x broadcast increase for its average minute audience year-over-year.

MCS 23 calendar is now expected to be closely aligned with the NFL season. This will culminate with the Ultimate Madden NFL 23 Bowl during the same week as the Super Bowl LVII. A total of $1.7 million in total prize money will be up for grabs throughout the season.

The new MCS23 is also now set to have an expanded competitive program for all NFLS esports fans. This is the full list of upcoming tournaments and prize pools:

  • Ultimate Kickoff:
    • Registration: August 8-21
    • Qualifiers: August 20-28
    • Broadcast: September 7 & 9
    • Prize Pool: $180,000
  • Ultimate Thanksgiving:
    • Registration: September 5 – October 2
    • Qualifiers: October 1 – October 23
    • Broadcast: November 9-16
    • Prize Pool: $260,000
  • Ultimate Wild Card:
    • Registration: November 7 – December 1
    • Qualifiers: November 29 – December 18
    • Broadcast: January 6-11
    • Prize Pool: $260,000
  • Last Chance Qualifier:
    • Registration: January 2-14
    • Qualifiers: January 14-15
  • Ultimate Madden NFL 23 Bowl:
    • Broadcast: January 23 & 27; February 2-3 & 10
    • Prize Pool: $1,000,000

Both the NFL and EA will also partner up to innovate new experiences for all fans around the world. Campbell’s Chunky soup is set to return as an official Madden Championship Series partner with virtual naming rights to the Campbell’s Chunky Stadium.

In the latest press release, EA promises more information about the partnership in the coming months. It also reaffirms more information about the new EA Sports FC products will be made public in the summer of 2023.

Those who wish to sign-up for future MCS tournaments can do so via Battlefy.

Aaron Nashar

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