For those competitive Madden fans, the final and biggest tournament of the year kicks off tonight with The Ultimate Madden Bowl. This tournament features 14 players who have qualified through their performance in the MCS, with 2 qualifying through the gauntlet known as the LCQ. There is not only a Madden Bowl belt on the line, but a total $1 Million prize pool for the competitors. The first round of games will be completed tonight (1/22) and tomorrow (1/23), with the remaining rounds eminating from the EA Studios in San Francisco, CA. This will mark the first time in 2 years that there will be a live, in person MCS tournament. It all culminates February 6th as we crown the Ultimate Madden Bowl Champion. Here are tonight's games:
- Cobo vs Jackoregon - Two players looking to make some noise as underdogs in the MCS. We saw Jackoregon early in the year make a deep run in the Ultimate Kickoff, and he is a T-1st in wins in the MCS this season. Cobo was eliminated in the 1st rd of the Ultimate Wild Card, but being in the 818 crew will give him the preparation and knowledge to be a tough out in the Ultiamte Madden Bowl. Prediction: Jackoregon has quietly had one of the better seasons, but Cobo is going to bring some offensive firepower. Jackoregon 24-21
- Mr Football 88 vs TheeDavidT - The one competitor who didn't make a live this year, DavidT had enough high placed finishes in the qualifying rounds to earn a spot in the Madden Bowl. Mr. Football made a run all the way to the finals of the Ultimate Wild Card, falling to who else, but Henry. MrFB88 is having his best season of his MCS career and is in his 5th MCS live tournament. Prediction: I love DavidT's game, he is someone we have seen in FNF make runs. But MrBF88 is hot, and I don't just mean in the snuggy. MrFB88 21-14
- Noah vs Fancy - The main event of the evening features two of the premier players in the game. Noah is a 2 time belt winner (M20 Challenge, M22 Ultimate Thanksgiving). Having earned over $320k at just 20 years old, the West Virginia Mountaineer is looking to win his first belt in Madden 23. Fancy, on the other hand, is in his 6th MCS Major, and 3rd Madden Bowl appearance. The Frisco, TX native may be hurting from the Cowboys loss, but he fought through the LCQ to get here so he will be ready to go. Prediction: this one could go either way. Fancy is one of those guys who you don't ever want to match up with. But, I think the Quadfather will give Noah and his run game what he needs to make it to SF. Noah 17-10.
Tune in tonight on the EAMaddenNFL Twitch and Youtube starting at 6:30p est. Nick Mizesko, Tyler Davis, OneGreatUser, and Boogz will have all the action. Drops will be live, as watching each day of the Madden Bowl will earn you tokens towards a 95 OVR Derwin James.