Game Overview / Synopsis

EA Sports’ long-running American football franchise is still going strong, and while it’s obviously not as popular in the UK as it is in the States, the sport has a steady fanbase on our shores.

While EA has been making more of a concerted effort in esports over the past few years, the publisher is no stranger to esports. In fact, it first dabbled in competitive gaming with its Madden Challenge in the 2000s.

Madden is a relatively new esport compared to other titles, but in 2016 EA Sports announced the $1m Madden Championship Series, outlining their ambitions in Madden esports in a big way, and the global scene has grown since.

Game Specifications

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, PC
Typical game length: 10mins
Players: 1v1
Genre: Sports
Price: Around £40-£60
Publisher: EA Sports
Notable tournaments: Madden Challenge, Madden NFL Championship Series, Madden NFL Bowl
Website: https://www.ea.com/games/madden-nfl/madden-nfl-22
Popularity: 130m+ game sales in the series to date
Twitch: Around 2-3m hours watched per month
Launched: August 2021 (Madden NFL 22)
PEGI age rating: 3
Other Pegi info: The content of this game is suitable for all persons. In-game purchases (includes random items)