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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to host Madden NFL eSports Tournament

27 Nov 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today that they will be hosting the Electric City Classic, a single-elimination Madden NFL eSports tournament featuring players from across the country and potentially the Capital District.

The best EA Sports Madden NFL 21 video game players from across the country will be squaring-off on the virtual gridiron at Van Slyck’s, next to the Rivers Sportsbook, on Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

The tournament, organized by Compete4ever, will feature the top four players from the national online qualifier that will take place on December 2. Local in-person registration, for a chance to earn the last spot in the live finals, will start at 11 a.m. on the day the event.

Former NY Giants defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion, Jay Alford, will join the voice of Madden Football and famed sportscaster, Larry Ridley, in the booth for play-by-play action from Rivers Casino.

The event will also air on national TV on the Black News Channel 3-4 weeks following the tournament finals. The Black News Channel is available on Spectrum channel 232, DIRECTTV channel 342, and the DIRECTTV app, and can be streamed on Sling, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and other steaming services.

You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the competition or to enter Rivers Casino.

Players that advance to C4 Madden 21 Electric City Classic at Rivers Casino, along with their guests, are responsible for their own travel and dining accommodations; however, each player will receive one free hotel stay for the night before the event, with a dining credit that can be used at Rivers Casino.

The 1st place winner will receive a cash prize of $300, 2nd place $100, 3rd and 4th places $50. The 1st place winner will also receive an NFL gaming chair by Zipchair and a LucidSound gaming headset.
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