First Ever EA Sports Sanctioned Madden Event on West Coast to Be Hosted by Millennial Esports

by Steven Cropley

Nevada's esports arena is set to host the first ever EA Sports sanctioned Madden tournament on the west coast. In a press release, Millennial Esports, the owner and operator of thE Arena in Las Vegas has revealed its plan to run a doubleheader Madden Championship Series Madden NFL 17 Tournament on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

There will be two separate sanctioned tournaments that include Madden NFL 17 Xbox Open and Millennial Esports Madden NFL 17 PlayStation Open. While separate, the events will be held at the same time. The tournament will be run in the organisations 15,000 square-foot esports arena located in Downtown Las Vegas.

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The event is scheduled to take place from March 25 to 26, 2017 and is open to the public. According to the press release, "all amateur and aspiring professional Madden NFL players nationwide, age 18 and above, may enter one or both tournaments for a chance to win a share of the $10,000 prize pool."

In addition to the $10,000 prize pool, "winners will earn double MCS points to qualify for the Madden Championship, a $500,000 tournament in May 2017, where one player will be crowned Champion of Madden NFL 17."

This event will be the final opportunity for players to earn their Madden Championship Series points ahead of the Madden Championship.

The CEO of Millennial Esports, Alex Igelman, shared his excitement around the event and new esports facility.

“Our new arena is wired for live casting, hosting players and facilitating tournaments and seats up to 500 people. EA Sports is allocating more resources within the Esports community and we are proud to be able to re-invest into Downtown Las Vegas.”

Registration details provided in the press release:

Pre-registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2017 and last minute registration will be accepted inside the Millennial Esports Arena, March 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Benefits of pre-registration include a discounted entry fee, knowing your game schedule in advance, and being assigned to matches based on your skill level. The event is free and open to the public.

More About Millennial ESports Corporation:
Millennial Esports Corp. owns and operates “thE Arena”, Las Vegas’s first permanent Esports Arena and studio. “thE Arena” is a state of the art 15,000 Square foot facility located on world famous Fremont Street at the Neonopolis, in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas.