If you are a gamer you are definitely going to want to check this one out! Register for the tournament at http://hbcutournament.nfl.com/.
On Monday, the National Football League announced its 2nd annual Madden NFL 22 x HBCU Tournament with EA to celebrate the impact of HBCUs. Headlined with a competitive tournament and career development opportunities both on and off the field. The goal is to inspire students at all 48 HBCU colleges and universities in the SWAC, MEAC, SIAC and CIAA conferences to get involved and represent their schools with competition and networking.
Registration will be open until Dec. 3, 2021, with limited slots for an online single elimination qualifier tournament on December 5, 2021. The top 16 finalists will advance to compete in the NFL Madden x HBCU Showcase during Super Bowl Week in Los Angeles. Players can register to compete in the tournament at http://hbcutournament.nfl.com/.
The 16 finalists will also participate in an “experienceship” by spending time with the EA staff to engage them in various departments, and they will tour the NFL’s new west coast headquarters and shadow NFL leaders for a day to provide development and networking experiences to the students.
The top two finalists will be playing for cash prizes at the NFL’s west coast headquarters located next to SoFi Stadium in Hollywood Park, home of Super Bowl LVI. Their match up will be available to watch on both the NFL YouTube and Twitch channels on February 12, 2022.
“We are so thrilled to bring back this tournament for HBCU students and offer a once-in-a lifetime experience to come to Los Angeles during Super Bowl LVI Week,” said Natara Holloway, Vice President, Football Strategy at the NFL. “We want to expand the League’s efforts to create inclusive opportunities for the next generation of talent with partners like EA providing not only a chance for students to compete, but also the chance to learn the business of football through practical learning and shadowing experiences.”
The NFL will partner with GCN, Inc. (Gaming Community Network), part of the GameSquare Esports group of companies, who will manage all operations including registration, online tournament execution, player communications, competitive integrity and a professional broadcast during the week of Super Bowl LVI.
I you know someone who should register for the tournament, tell them to click here to register: http://hbcutournament.nfl.com/
*This is article was sponsored by the Madden NFL 22 x HBCU Tournament.