Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Hosting Madden NFL eSports Tournament Finals

Local Gamers Eligible for In-Person Day-of Registration for Chance to Play in Finals

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will again 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, May 15, at 2 p.m.

The tournament, organized by Compete4ever, will feature the top four players from the national online qualifier that took place on May 4. 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 Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and Penn State Captain, Brandon Bell, will join the voice of Madden Football and famed sportscaster, Larry Ridley, in the booth for play-by-play action from Rivers Casino as they broadcast live online on twitch.tv/compete4everyoutube.com/compete4ever, and facebook.com/compete4ever.

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.

Players can register online for the Competer4ever (C4) Madden 21 Electric City Classic by going to www.compete4ever.com/RiversCasino. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the competition or to enter 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 Big League Chew prize pack.

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.