EA has announced the Madden NFL “The Yard” Invitational which will be a mix of professional players and influencers who will compete in a competition that EA has defined. “Only for teams”.
EA has announced that it will use Madden 21’s popular “the Yard” mode and the tournament will “reinvent gameplay” by introducing strategy for collaborating in this game mode that EA hopes will be used in the future events of the Madden Championship Series.
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The players will play together and according to the press release they will be able to design not only their own avatars but also the jerseys, in addition the competition will take place on an exclusive “backyard-style Pizza Hut virtual football field” created exclusively for this event. .
Matt Marcou, Madden NFL Competitive Gaming Commissioner said, “The Madden NFL ‘The Yard’ Invitational is unlike anything we’ve done before. This is a dynamic and fast-paced game mode, which will offer fans and players another opportunity to experience the excitement of team-based Madden NFL gameplay. It’s a foretaste of how we might experiment with this format for future Madden competitions. “
Eight teams of two will compete in an Italian-style tournament to determine the last four teams to join forces with influencers “Dockery”, Tommy “YoBoyPIZZA” Forster, Kristopher London and Erin Ashley Simon who will act as team captains.
Starting March 6, the four teams will compete in three-on-three best-of-five matches to determine the first Madden NFL “The Yard” Invitational champion. The tournament will be streamed on Madden NFL’s Twitch and YouTube channels
It must be said that this is a brilliant idea to experiment with a new way of playing. Testing it directly with players and influencers will allow EA to have immediate feedback to understand if you can use this mode in the future and any corrections to make.
Here is the list of players
BND: Henry “Henry” Leverette and Pavan “Pavan” Lakhat
818: Shay “Kiv” Kivlen and Wesley “Wesley” Gittens
ELI: Jordan “Millz” Thompson and Dwayne “CleffTheGod” Wood
EMB: Tony “Young Tony” Calloway and Frank “Stiff” Sardoni Jr.
Tew Dewds: Kyle “KMaC” McAllister and Eric “Problem” Wright
DRI / JCP: Drini “Drini” Gjoka and Joel “JoelCP” Crooms-Porter
TNC: Jacob “Fancy” Worthington and Jacob “Jwall” Wallack
YGNJ: Noah “Noahupnxt” Johnson and Jonathan “Jonbeast” Marquez
This is the list of influencers
Erin Ashley Simon