The stage for the Big Game is set. Next weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle in the Bucs’ back yard to crown Super Bowl LV champion. At the beginning of the season, we used Madden 21 to try and predict who would be here (we were half right). Now, a week before the season’s end, the NFL will also use Madden 21 to simulate part of the season. This year’s Pro Bowl is taking place virtually, played-out entirely in Madden 21. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s Madden 21 Pro Bowl festivities.
In celebration of virtual press week, Madden 21 will be having another free trial, from January 28 to 31. This year’s installment has received a lot of criticism. This is an opportunity for longtime fans to to form their own opinions. Also, the game will be launching on Google Stadia this Thursday, January 28.
Pro Bowl Week – Madden 21 Events
For this year’s Pro Bowl week, the NFL will be hosting several Madden 21 competitions. For starters, EA’s Madden Twitch channel will be hosting the Chunky Million Meals Challenge. Eight players, who qualified through an online event, will team up with one NFL players and one Madden pro each, with $20k worth of prizes on the line. That action starts at 3 PM EST, and concludes tonight on the NFL Network.
On Wednesday, you can tune in to the finals of the NFL’s Youth Club NFL Championship. At the end of the week, catch the Madden 21 Club Championship, where 32 players battle for first place, and the $150k prize that comes with it. All of this can be found on EA’s Madden Twitch channel, as well.
The Pro Bowl: The Madden NFL 21 Edition Presented by Verizon
This year’s actual Pro Bowl, dubbed Pro Bowl: The Madden NFL 21 Edition Presented by Verizon, will be piloted by teams of four. A combination of current and former NFL pros as well as celebrities will represent both conferences. Snoop Dogg, Deshaun Watson, Derrick Henry and Keyshawn Johnson will be holding down the AFC. Opposite them are Bubba Wallace, Marshawn Lynch, Kyler Murray and Jamal Adams playing for the NFC. Michael Strahan and Charissa Thompson will commentate, with some of Twitch’s biggest streamers co-streaming.
It’s gonna be a departure from your average Pro Bowl media week. However, this might be the biggest single step the NFL have taken in protecting their players during the Coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, we’ll all be able to enjoy this weird experiment from the safety of our homes.
If you’re interested in the Madden 21 free trial, you’ll be able to download it on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Starting Thursday, you’ll be able to try it on Google Stadia as well.
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