Madden NFL 18 Showdown Series (April and May)

29 Mar , 2018  


The Madden NFL 18 Showdown Series is a free-to-enter, online, 1v1 Madden NFL 18 tournament for Xbox One and PS4, with a $1,000 USD prize pool per console!
All players must be at least 14 years of age and residents of a Canadian province or the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

Join the Madden NFL 18 Showdown Series


Stage One: Online Qualifiers

There are two ways to qualify for Day 1 of the Online Playoffs:
1. Brackets
There will be Madden NFL 18 qualifier brackets on:

  • Thursday, April 19th
  • Sunday, April 22nd
  • Thursday, April 26th
  • Sunday, April 29th
  • Thursday, May 3rd
  • Sunday, May 6th

All players that check in will be split into single elimination brackets, as evenly and close to a size of 16 as possible. The winner of each bracket qualifies for the Online Playoffs.
2. Leaderboards
There will be a Madden NFL 18 ELO leaderboard from:

  • Thursday, April 19th to Sunday, May 6th

Each ELO qualifier leaderboard has the following prizing. To be eligible, a player must have played eight or more challenges for the leaderboard and have a rating of at least 1000.

  • 1st place: $50 USD and qualification for the Online Playoffs
  • 2nd place: $25 USD and qualification for the Online Playoffs
  • 3rd place: $15 USD
  • 4th place: $10 USD


Stage Two: Online Playoffs

Sunday, May 13th
All qualified players from brackets and leaderboards will compete for cash prizes.


Online Playoffs prizing for each console:

  • 1st place: $500 USD
  • 2nd place: $200 USD
  • 3rd place: $100 USD
  • 4th place: $100 USD


Join the Madden NFL 18 Showdown Series

A player may only qualify for the Online Playoffs for one console. Once qualified, a player will be removed from other qualifiers.
To play in this tournament, players must have the following by March 29, 2018:

  • a copy of Madden NFL 18
  • an Xbox One with a controller, and an Xbox Live account OR a PS4™ with a controller, and a PlayStation® Plus account


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