MoPOP Will Host Seahawks Inaugural Madden 17 Championship Tournament

Posted by at 11:36 am on March 1, 2017

MoPOP and the Seattle Seahawks will be hosting the Madden 17 Seahawks Championships starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd.

The NFL knows eSports are hot among their fans.  The Madden 17 Club series provides an opportunity for all Madden fans to compete, stream and learn from the best of the best Madden players in the U.S. while adding a new element to grow the Madden following. For the first time, eight NFL clubs were selected to host regional eSports Madden 17 Club Championship tourneys in their cities: Buffalo, San Francisco, Kansas City, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh and Seattle.

The tournament will feature top EA Sports Madden gamers from around the US such as  Rick Cisneros (Crystal City, TX), Kerry Lee (Anaheim, CA.), Damian Altamirano (Molalla, OR), Michael Clark (Spokane, Wa)

They and others will be competing to win piece of over $15,000 in prizes at Sky Church at the Museum of Pop Culture.

The Ultimate Madden 17 Seahawks Championship winner will advance to the Madden 17 Club Series Championship in early April for a chance to win an additional $50,000 and qualify for the 2017 EA Sports Madden Championship in May.

How to Watch

You can watch the quarterfinals in person with the purchase of a museum ticket (doors will close at 5 p.m.).

The semifinals of the Madden 17 Seahawks Championship will begin at 6 p.m. This is an exclusive portion of the event and will not be open to the public. Don’t worry, the semifinals and finals will be live broadcasted for viewers to watch online.

The eight finalists will compete against one another on a 33’ x 60’ HD LED screen in the Sky Church at the Museum of Pop Culture. Seahawks.com will broadcast all the games, as well as the EA Sports Madden NFL Twitch channel and the Facebook account of the official EA Sports Madden NFL page.

Game Schedule

Below is a full tentative schedule of when games will take place round-by-round:

Quarterfinals: 2 p.m.

Semifinals #1: 6:15 p.m.

Semifinals #2: 7:10 p.m.

Doug Baldwin vs Jordan Babineaux: 8 p.m.

Final matchup: 8:50 p.m.

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