EA Sports’ Madden NFL Club Championship has a new champion. Pavan “Pavan” Lakhat, representing the Oakland Raiders, ran the table to capture his first Madden Championship Series (MCS) belt and $100,000. Pavan dominated all five of his tournament matchups, and took down some of the best players in the competitive Madden community. Each of the 32 individual club champions were playing Madden NFL 19 for a share of $700,000 in prize money. Here’s a complete breakdown of the tournament, which was held in Redwood City, California.
Pavan’s Path to Victory
Four of Pavan’s five wins were by at least 12 points, the outlier being his Round of 16 match against Turbo Jeff. Pavan controlled that game throughout, jumping out to a 14-point lead and hanging on 28-21. Here’s a quick look at Pavan’s tournament.
- Round of 32: Defeated WarDaddy (Chiefs), 27-10
- Round of 16: Defeated Turbo Jeff (Broncos), 28-21
- Quarterfinal: Defeated Echo Fox Joke (Browns), 26-14
- Semifinal: Defeated Blocky (Dolphins), 23-10
- Final: Defeated iBeStrafing (Vikings), 38-24
Madden has a new Champion!
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) February 3, 2019
Madden 19 Club Championship Results
Below is the final bracket for the Club Championship, including all results.
You can see EA’s bracket, including all scores, by clicking here. Below are the payouts for the top eight finishers in the tournament.
- Pavan (Raiders) – $100,000
- Strafing (Vikings) – $75,000
- Gos (Redskins), Blocky (Dolphins) – $40,000
- Joe Rice (Texans), Joke (Browns), Cleff (Bucs), TDavis (Cardinals) – $20,000
Other Notable Tournament Headlines
Favorites Drini, Kiv Fall in Round of 16 – Drini (Cowboys) and Kiv (Seahawks) were both expected to make deep runs in the tournament, but fell in just the second round. Both players made offensive mistakes that cost them close games. Drini fell to Gos (Redskins), while Kiv lost to TDavis (Cardinals).
Gos’ Clubs Undefeated Streak Snapped – Gos looked unstoppable for much of the tournament, but was upset in the semifinal by Strafing (Vikings). Gos mustered just seven points after averaging over 27 points per game in his first three matches.
Cleff, Joe Rice and TDavis Impress – Cleff (Bucs), Joe Rice (Texans) and TDavis (Cardinals) weren’t household names heading into the Madden 19 Club Championship, but quickly changed that with deep runs this year. Each of these competitors fell in the quarterfinal.
Michael Skimbo or Tony Romo? – Eliminated in the Patriots Club Championship well before this weekend’s tournament kicked off, Skimbo was seemingly forgotten heading into the Club Championship. However, EA Sports brought Skimbo to the broadcast desk as a color commentator for much of the tournament. He impressed viewers with in-depth and predictive analysis unseen in previous MCS broadcasts.
You can read more about the Madden 19 Club Championship here.
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