Super League Gaming, USA TODAY Sports Media Group Team Up for Multiple Esports Events
USA TODAY Sports Media Group and Super League Gaming have partnered to bring audiences exciting opportunities to compete in online esports events featuring top video game titles. The collaboration kicks off with the premiere Madden NFL 20 Tournament where players will go head to head in a bracket-style competition, with the top 10 finishers sharing a cash prize.
“The partnership with Super League enables USA TODAY Sports Media Group to bring its audience of over 60 million sports fans the opportunity to compete in online esports competitions,” said Chris Pirrone, General Manager, USA TODAY Sports Media Group. “Together, USA TODAY Sports and Super League are excited to provide a platform for mainstream video gamers to battle for supremacy in their favorite games, starting with Madden NFL 20.”
The competition begins Monday, July 6th. Super League will host, monitor, and manage the Tournament’s gameplay, while USA TODAY Sports and For The Win will provide complete coverage of the Tournament and updates to the bracket. Both companies also will be showcasing exciting highlights across their social media channels.
“Sports fans need their fix! With the remarkable audience reach of USA TODAY Sports, we are helping to fill a gaping void through fun experiences that feed sports fans’ hunger for competition,” said Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer of Super League Gaming. “Live sports play such an important role in our society, bringing people together around shared passions, whether cheering in stadiums or playing side-by-side on the field. The program we’re building with USA TODAY Sports connects to this competitive spirit, and will be fully enjoyable from home.”
Participants can register to compete in the USA TODAY Sports’ Madden NFL 20 Tournament on SuperLeague.com. The Tournament’s rules are available through SuperLeague.com/rules.
The USA TODAY Sports Madden NFL 20 $10K Champion will be crowned on August 2nd.