EA unveils esports plans, will host 'major' Madden 17 events

Michael Martin
Madden 17 (EA)
Madden 17 (EA)

At its E3 EA Play press conference on Sunday EA revealed details on its new esports initiative, a tournament circuit featuring AAA titles FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield.

Peter Moore, EA’s Chief Competition Officer, announced the Madden 17 Championship Series, which will span four “EA Majors” and feature a $1 million prize pool.

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Madden Championship Series (EA)
Madden Championship Series (EA)

EA also has plans for three types of competitive events, including player hosted Challenger Events, large-scale Premier Events hosted by EA, and Major Events featuring top players competing on an international level.

EA took its first big step into esports last December by creating a new competitive gaming division led by Moore.

The publisher expects to announce more events featuring more games in the future.

Michael Martin wants to punch giant robots in competitive Titanfall 2. Follow him on Twitter @Bizarro_Mike.

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