Quick Rules

1. Add your opponent as a friend
2. Start Madden NFL 19
3. Go to the online Lobby
4. Invite your opponent
5. Select the "Match Details" found below
6. Start the match

Tournament Details:
* Format: 1on1
* Type: Swiss System
* Number of rounds: 4
* Elimination after 4 losses

Match Details:
* Best of 1 games
* Time limit: 5 minutes per quarter
* AI Skill: All-Pro
* Accelerated Clock: On
* Play Clock Remaining: 20 seconds
* Stadium: Home Team Stadium
* Weather: Clear
* Teams: All teams allowed

Swiss Round Schedule:
* Round 1: 4:00 pm CET
* Round 2: 5:00 pm CET
* Round 3: 6:00 pm CET
* Round 4: 7:00 pm CET

What is Swiss System?
In each round, contestants are paired up against a contestant with the same win-loss record*. If there are an odd number of contestants with the same win-loss record, a contestant will be randomly paired against a random contestant from the next best win-loss record. If there are an odd number of contestants remaining overall, a random contestant with the worst win-loss record will receive a default win*.
The number of rounds in the tournament may vary depending on the amount of checked-in players. Please visit the website to see the number of rounds once the tournament is live. Players drop from the tournament after 2 losses. From this point on no matches are assigned to them and they will be able to see the tournament results once the tournament is over.
*Except in the first round


discordicon2.png Looking for your opponents or need help? During the cup join ESL Madden on Discord, use the ESL Play App to chat with your opponent or open a support ticket.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.

ESL Play App


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.