Madden NFL Championship Returns For Madden NFL 19

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Rejoice Madden competitive community because the Madden Championship Series is returning to Madden NFL 2019! This year, MCS 19 will have even more tournaments and an extended program which will allow players to play more games that matter.

Madden NFL Competitive Gaming Division Commissioner Matt Marcou and the rest of the Madden Championship Series team were working hard with player feedback to reshape what the Madden Championship Series will be.

A big part of what has reshaped the Madden Championship Series was the MCS 18 Competitor Summit. The Competitor Summit consists of Commissioner Marcou, his team and Madden NFL’s biggest competitors. Through the summit’s feedback, the team was able to implement a ton of changes.

The first change is the final EA Major requires more open competitions that run longer. Yes, EA Majors are coming back with the first Major dropping in October. Keep your eyes peeled on August 6th because the Madden team will be telling you how optimizations will increase the accessibility of these Majors.

Commissioner Marcou and his team realize that they need to be better with their communication and competition scheduling this season. This includes supporting tournament organizers.

Speaking of tournament organizers, Preimier and Challenger events will be separated from EA Majors and Madden Championship Series rankings. This will allow tournament organizers more control over their tournament and removes the pressure to fit events between Majors and other MCS scheduled events.

Also new to this year’s MCS is sanctioned online events.

Madden Champion Series will begin on August 18th with the MUTHEAD Season Five Finals. The MUTHEAD Season Five Finals started as a Premier event on July 2nd and includes a prize pool of $20,000.

Qualification for the next Madden Championship Series will begin on August 7th when the Madden NHL 19 Hall of Fame edition launches. The first EA Major final will be in October on Play Now/H2H. Below are four regional, open registration, live tournaments:

  • August 25-26 – Jacksonville, FL – GLHF Game Bar (Southeast Qualifier)
  • September 1-2 – Dulles, VA – GEXCon – (N3rd Street Gamers is the TO; Northeast Qualifier)
  • September 15-16 – West Coast Qualifier Details TBD
  • September 22-23 – South Qualifier Details TBD

Let The MCS 19 Season Begin

The first official competitive Madden NFL 19 action will be the MUTHEAD Season 5 Finals on August 18. This is the culmination of a Premier event with a $20K prize pool that has been running since July 2nd. The reason we are elevating this experience to a Premier status to provide an example of how we want to work with tournament organizers going forward.

Once again, online MCS qualification begins on August 7th with the release of the Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition.* The first EA Major live final will be in October on Play Now/H2H.There will be four regional, open-registration, live satellite tournaments that will guaranteed advancement to the first Major’s Live Finals:

  • August 25-26 – Jacksonville, FL – GLHF Game Bar (Southeast Qualifier)
  • September 1-2 – Dulles, VA – GEXCon – (N3rd Street Gamers is the TO; Northeast Qualifier)
  • September 15-16 – West Coast Qualifier Details TBD
  • September 22-23 – South Qualifier Details TBD

More details will arrive on August 6, 2018 on the dates and locations for the first Major’s satellite events.

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Greg Ezell
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Greg has been playing sports video games since Ice Hockey on the NES. Greg is currently working as a Program Director in the non-profit world, but his true passion is hockey. While Madden, various wrestling games and MLB The Show are some of his favorites, NHL remains the go-to sports series. Outside of sports games Greg enjoys J/RPGs, Monster Hunter and Stardew Valley.