Join Microsoft Store’s Madden NFL 18 Events for a Chance to Go to Minneapolis

As football season nears the final weeks of games before the Big Game, visit a Microsoft Store near you to compete in the Madden NFL 18 community series tournament for a chance to win tickets to the Big Game in Minneapolis, or just to watch the competition in action. With events taking place around the country and the grand prize trip up for grabs, there’s never been a better time to jump in and put your skills to the test!

Join the action on Saturday, January 6, at Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., and select stores in Canada, hosting last chance qualifiers. These events will be single elimination tournaments open to 64 players maximum – the competition will be fierce, but those who make it through the gauntlet will qualify for Regional Championships on Saturday, January 13.

If you make it to Regionals, you’ll face some of the game’s elite players in a single elimination bracket featuring winners from each store. The stores will be separated into four regional brackets, and one finalist from each bracket will qualify for a high-stakes, winner-takes-all showdown in Minneapolis.

To finish off the competition, the four regional finalists will be flown to Minneapolis to take part in the Grand Finals on Friday, February 2, squaring off for bragging rights and the ultimate prize: tickets to the Big Game.

In addition to the Madden NFL 18 community series, Microsoft Store is also celebrating with tournaments on the morning of the Big Game. Everyone is welcome to join the game day events happening at all U.S. Microsoft Store locations on Sunday, February 4.

Tournament rules require participants to be 13 years of age for all events, and minors (13-17) must have the permission of their parent or legal guardian to enter. You can also watch Microsoft Store’s Madden NFL 18 competitions online at

We’re looking forward to all of the great tournaments taking place over the coming months, and we hope to see you there!