EA Madden NFL is an American football video game series that has gained popularity as an esports title. While the game has a stronger following in the US, it still has a dedicated fanbase in other countries, including the UK.
EA has been involved in esports for some time, including its early efforts with the Madden Challenge in the 2000s. However, in 2016, the company launched the $1 million Madden Championship Series, which has helped to elevate the game’s status as an esports title.
The Madden Championship Series offers players the opportunity to compete in prestigious esports tournaments for cash prizes, and the league has continued to grow in popularity.
In addition to its competitive gaming aspect, Madden NFL offers transferable skills and education value. Players can develop important skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, while also learning about the strategic elements of American football. The Madden NFL Club Championship is an educational initiative that partners with high schools to create Madden NFL clubs that teach students about the game and its transferable skills.
Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 10mins
Price: Around £40-£60
Publisher: EA Sports
Notable tournaments: Madden Challenge, Madden NFL Championship Series, Madden NFL Bowl
Popularity: 130m+ game sales in the series to date
Twitch: Around 2-3m hours watched per month
Launched: August 2022 (Madden NFL 23)
PEGI age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: The content of this game is suitable for all persons. In-game purchases (includes random items)