DreamHack Dallas adds $25K Madden 19 tournament

DreamHack Dallas takes place over May 31st to June 2nd, and now it has been announced that it will include a Madden NFL 19 tournament.

Open to anybody who attends the event, prizes worth a total of $25,000 (£19,120.25) are up for grabs.

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DreamHack Dallas will have a Madden 19 tournament Logo credit: DreamHack

Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer of DreamHack discussed the event: “Bringing DreamHack to Dallas for the first time is going to be epic — this is such a great city with a passion for sports at its core, including the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Dallas is also known to be a strong breeding ground for tomorrow’s esports professionals, so it will be a tremendous experience to see what this community brings to the Madden NFL Tournament.”

This tournament is separate from the Madden NFL 19 Championship Series, the official competition for EA SPORTS’ title. Earlier in the year, ESI spoke with Matt Marco, Commissioner of EA about the title’s growth and future plans.

As well as the Madden NFL 19 tournament, DreamHack Dallas will host CORSAIR DreamHack Masters Dallas – a $250,000 (£191,222.50) CS:GO event with the likes of FaZe Clan, Fnatic, Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Team Vitality in attendance.

There will also be competitions for fighting games (such as Mortal Kombat 11, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), Rocket League, and mobile games Brawl Stars and Clash Royale.

Esports Insider says: Madden NFL 19 isn’t the most popular title in esports, that’s for sure, but it’s good to see it receive a third-party event from the likes of DreamHack. This seems like a solid way to keep attendees engaged if they’re interested in either the sport or the game.

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