Electronic Arts announced the LevelNext Madden National Championship today, enticing students with a $150,000 prize pool. The winner of this tournament earns an invitation to the Madden Championship Series’ Last Chance Qualifier So through this tournament, there arises a clear pathway from Madden collegiate to professional competition.
Starting September 17, five weeks of free-to-enter competition lead up to the Final Four, which will broadcast the week of October 17. In addition to the individual contests, a Twitter competition will split $50,000 between 20 collegiate esports programs.
Registration for the 2022 LevelNext Madden National Championship is now open. College students at more than 2,500 schools nationwide are encouraged to enter. Registration will close September 12.
This competition comes from a partnership between EA and LEARFIELD. The latter of these is a media, data, and technology services company specializing in intercollegiate athletics. Their LevelNext program is now in its third year, hosting EA competitions in various esports.
This push for further collegiate esports tournaments shows continued growth and interest in the sector. LEARFIELD’s presence in collegiate sports could bridge the gap between sports lovers and the world of college esports.
Featured image courtesy of Electronic Arts.
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