ESPN & EA Sports Announce A New Madden NFL 20 Schedule

This morning, ESPN along with EA Sports presented a brand new schedule of programming revolving around Madden NFL 20. The w Madden NFL 20 Championship Series (MCS) will bring fans competitive esports action and entertainment following the live 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN2 will air the first two episodes of the "Road To The Madden Bowl," with the final match of the ESPN Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament and the live Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier on Sunday, April 26th. According to the company, all programming will be available for replay immediately after the ESPN2 airing within the ESPN App. Five full hours of content for those of you who love the game or esports. You can read more about it below from this morning's announcement, along with the schedule they have in place.

ESPN2 Madden Bowl Schedule
Credit: EA Sports

"At a time where live sports are paused, esports has stepped up as an incredible source of entertainment, inspiration and joy for fans across the world," said Todd Sitrin, SVP and GM of the EA Competitive Gaming Division. "Through this exciting programming with ESPN, we can invite the broader sports community to be a part of the unique and authentic Madden esports competition, keeping gamers and traditional sports fans alike connected, while staying safe at home."

The programs coming to ESPN will bring viewers closer to the Madden NFL Championship Series and deliver exciting competition, providing new sports content to fans after the 2020 NFL Draft concludes. The "Road To The Madden Bowl" episodes highlight the field of competitors heading into the Madden NFL 20 Bowl, with exclusive features and interviews with Madden competitive stars, while the live telecast of the Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier will showcase the intensity of players as they put in last efforts to earn the final two spots at the Madden NFL 20 Bowl. All roads come to a head with the live telecast of the final major event of the season, the Madden NFL 20 Bowl.

Madden NFL 20 Championship Series Schedule

  • Saturday, April 25
    • 2 p.m. ET – 5 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier (EA SPORTS TwitchYouTube & ESPN app)
  • Sunday, April 26 
    • 12 p.m. ET: Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament Championship (ESPN2)
    • 1 p.m. ET: ROAD TO THE MADDEN BOWL, Episode 1 (ESPN2)
    • 1:30 p.m. ET: ROAD TO THE MADDEN BOWL, Episode 2 (ESPN2)
    • 2 p.m. ET – 5 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier (ESPN2)
  • Saturday, May 2
    • 11 a.m. ET: ROAD TO THE MADDEN BOWL, Episode 3 (ESPN2)
  • Wednesday, May 6 – Saturday, May 9: 
    • 5 p.m. ET – 10 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Bowl Group Play (EA SPORTS TwitchYouTube & ESPN app)
  • Thursday, May 14
    • 5 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Bowl Wild Card Play (EA SPORTS TwitchYouTube & ESPN app)
  • Friday, May 15:
    • 5 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Bowl Quarterfinals (EA SPORTS TwitchYouTube & ESPN app)
  • Saturday, May 16:
    • 5 p.m. ET – 9 p.m. ET: LIVE Madden NFL 20 Bowl Semi-finals & Finals (ESPN2 & EA SPORTS Twitch and YouTube)

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