Posted by Jeff Tran, Director of Sports Marketing on Xbox Wire
Ever wonder who the best Madden player in the NFL is? This season, Xbox is putting 8 players to the test to determine the ultimate Xbox NFL gamer in the Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge. Starting October 18th, each week Microsoft Stores will host two NFL stars to square off in Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One in a bracket-style tournament, with the winner earning a donation to a charity of their choice. Matchups will be broadcast LIVE via Twitch. Fans also have a chance to meet their favorite NFL player and cheer them on at Microsoft Stores. Find out if your Store is hosting a tournament, and submit weekly picks for who you think will win here.
Fans can get in on the action by filling out a bracket prior to the tournament, and following along throughout the season by submitting weekly picks! Entrants who come the closest to picking the exact score of the match each week will receive a weekly prize, such as autographed merchandise, NFL Shop gift cards, and Xbox accessories. And for every completed bracket and weekly pick submission, entrants receive one free entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LI in Houston! The Grand Prize Sweepstakes will close on December 6, 2016. No purchase necessary. Please visit www.xboxcharitychallenge.com for full details and rules.
The 8 NFL Players included in the Challenge are:
- Von Miller (LB, Denver Broncos)
- Ndamukong Suh (DT, Miami Dolphins)
- Matt Forte (RB, NY Jets)
- Patrick Peterson (CB, Arizona Cardinals)
- Greg Olsen (TE, Carolina Panthers)
- Doug Baldwin (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
- Devin McCourty (DB, New England Patriots)
- Aaron Donald (DT, LA Rams)