USA Today will host a Madden NFL 20 tournament with a $10,000 prize pool powered by amateur esports platform Super League Gaming, the publication announced last week.
The Madden 20 $10K Open is a free-to-enter Xbox One tournament featuring a bracket stage, playoffs and final. Super League provided the tournament infrastructure, building a robust format for the tournament. Super League has notable partners listed on its website including Cinemark, Topgolf and Logitech.
The prize pool structure for the event is as follows:
- 1st Place: $1,500
- 2nd Place: $1,250
- 3rd Place: $1,000
- 4th Place: $750
- 5th Place: $500
- 6th Place: $400
- 7th Place: $300
- 8th Place: $200
An additional $800 will be divided evenly among the Conference runner-ups with the final $3,300 of the prize pool allocated to community prizing.
Madden 20 is the latest entry in EA Sports' historic football video game franchise. The game features NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Super Bowl LIV champion Patrick Mahomes on the cover. Mahomes followed Rob Gronkowski as the second cover athlete in a row to go on to win a Super Bowl following their appearances on the box art.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson hopes he can follow in his colleagues' footsteps as the Madden 21 cover star.
The Madden 20 $10K Open group stage runs July 6-27 with the playoffs and finals taking place Aug. 1-3.
Players over the age of 13 can register, but those under 17 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign to a consent form. Head to the Super League Gaming website for more information on the tournament and how to register.