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Daily’s place to host Madden 18 Jaguars Championship Sunday

Posted Dec 7, 2017

Fans invited to watch the competitive gaming tournament ahead of Jaguars vs. Seahawks game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s more than one race for the Super Bowl taking place in Downtown Jacksonville this Sunday.  Before the Jaguars kick off against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 4:25 p.m., four eSports competitors will go head-to-head at Daily’s Place in the Madden 18 Jaguars Championship.  The tournament will be hosted by Jaguars alumnus Josh Scobee

Fans with tickets to Sunday’s Jaguars game are invited to watch the competition live at Daily’s Place. Gates 1 and 4 open at 1:30 p.m. Those in attendance will be eligible for free giveaways including autographed memorabilia and Jaguars experiences. 

The Madden NFL Club Championship is a landmark competitive gaming event within the Madden NFL Championship Series (MCS) involving all 32 NFL clubs, making it the largest competitive gaming commitment ever by a U.S. professional sports league.  The players participating in Sunday’s Madden NFL 18 Jaguars Championship qualified initially via an online competition.  They include: 

  • Conor Dunn – Currently a student at Villanova University, he goes by the gamertag “Arozy.”  Originally from Jacksonville, he attended Jaguars games in middle and high school and is an avid fan. 
  • Sal Tylinksi – A current resident of Atlanta, Tylinksi’s stage name is “EducatedLion993.”  He’s been playing Madden for a decade, winning more than $40,000 in his competitive gaming career. 
  • Lionel Roberts – He goes by the gamertag “Kanan_Sparks” and currently calls New Orleans home. 
  • Joel Skarpness – Know on stage by his last name, Skarpness is also a Jacksonville resident.   

The winner of Sunday’s Jaguars Championship compete against the other 31 team representatives at the Championship Live Finals, a tournament occurring first at the Pro Bowl Experience in Orlando.  The final eight will move on to play in Minneapolis at this year’s Super Bowl with $35,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LII on the line.  The second place winner of the Jaguars Championship will receive $2,500.  The other two competitors will receive $1,000. 

Fans unable to attend the Jaguars game on Sunday can still tune into the Madden NFL 18 Jaguars Championship live on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/eamaddennfl via the EA Sports YouTube channel or on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/easportsmaddennfl.

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