The 2020 Madden Bowl has finally arrived after it was slightly delayed as EA Sports figured out a plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
With not many other sports going on at the moment, you might be intrigued to watch the competitive Madden scene. Thankfully for you there a number of ways to watch the event, which we’ll explain in further detail below. ESPN will be airing the games live, but there are still a few ways to watch if you don’t have access to cable.
EA Sports will also be broadcasting the games on their Twitch channel for Madden and their main YouTube channel. You can also stream the games on the ESPN app if you prefer.
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Madden Bowl streaming schedule
|Group Play: A||May 6||5-10 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Group Play: B||May 7||5-10 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Group Play: C||May 8||5-10 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Group Play: D||May 9||5-10 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Wild Card||May 14||5-9 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Quarterfinals||May 15||5-9 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN App|
|Semi-finals, Finals||May 16||5-9 p.m. EST||Twitch/YouTube/ESPN 2|
The 16 finalists will compete in the Group Stage from May 6 to May 9. The groups are made up of four competitors each and at the end of group play, only three from each group will advance to the Playoff Stage. The Playoff stage lasts from May 14 to May 16 with single elimination games.
Every game will be broadcasted on EA Sports’ Twitch and YouTube channels. The ESPN App will be broadcasting the Group Stage as well as the Wild Card and Quarterfinals. ESPN2 will be airing the Semi-finals and Finals on television.
Live stream the Madden Bowl on Twitch
EA Sports’ Madden Twitch channel will be streaming the games live in the video above. To incentivize viewers to watch these games, EA Sports will be giving out Twitch Drops during the broadcast of highly coveted MUT cards.
Live stream the Madden Bowl on YouTube
EA Sports has already set up broadcasts for future events on their YouTube page. You can view Group Stage play from A to D as well as the Playoff Stage from the Wild Card round to the Finals. YouTube even has a feature to set a reminder in case you forget to tune in on that day.
How to stream the Madden Bowl on ESPN
ESPN won’t be featuring the Group Stage play, the Wild Card or Quarterfinals on its television broadcast. But the ESPN App, or ESPN3, will be live streaming games from the Madden Bowl. You can look at the upcoming events for the Group Stage play here.
The ESPN App also currently has Road to the Madden Bowl episodes available. These are three 30-minute episodes documenting the journey some of the competitors made to get to this point.