While tackle and flag events are on the sidelines this summer, Football Canada has put together a new national virtual tournament to fill the void.
From July 4-11, the 2020 Madden Canada Cup will be played. Overall, the tournament will feature four separate divisions:
- under-18 Playstation 4
- 18-plus Playstation 4
- under-18 Xbox One
- 18-plus Xbox One
Three separate regional qualifying rounds will kick off the tournament on July 4-5, 2020. The Eastern round will consist of participants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Meanwhile, players from Ontario and Quebec will compete in the Central round. Finally, the Western round will see competitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia. Specific times for the rounds will be released closer to the dates.
From each division, the final 64 participants move on to compete in the Madden Canada Cup National Championship weekend on July 10-11, 2020. It will be live streamed via Football Canada’s YouTube channel. Throughout the broadcast, special guests will join the organization virtually, including coaches and sports administrators.
“We are incredibly excited to be hosting our first nationwide Madden Canada Cup tournament. The hope is we can bring all of our athletes, coaches, parents, fans, and avid gamers together to experience some football over the summer,” Aaron Geisler, Football Canada’s director of sport, said.
“The rivalry of the Football Canada Cup and its history runs deep, and we hope that we can provide some of that healthy inter-provincial rivalry in this format and crown a champion to represent that provincial pride.”
There will be prizes to be won during the tournament. Each National Championship division winner wins five percent of the total revenue (minimum $750.00, maximum $2000.00) while the division finalists will earn a cash prize of $500.00.