To help everyone prepare for the kickoff to the NFL Season, DraftKings is providing a Madden 21 tournament that will crown a champion of simland on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The format is very similar to the World Cup with the teams starting with Group Play before a knockout round of head-to-head action. The groups for this event were selected based on divisions. The top two teams from each group will advance and NFL tiebreaker rules will be used in the event of a tie.
The top two teams from each group will be seeded 1-through-8 in the AFC and 1-through-8 in the NFC and placed into an elimination bracket which will begin on Sept. 5. The division winners will get home field advantage (seeds 1-4) and the second place finishers in each division will fill out the remainder of the seeds.
Round 1 will consist of four games per day on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 followed by Round 2 with four games on Sept. 7. Re-seeding will take place between each round with the highest remaining seed playing the lowest. The two semifinals will be contested on Sept. 8 before the championship on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
You can keep up with all the results right here in this post and follow the schedule on the Madden Streams Information Page.
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Atlanta at Kansas City
New England (3) at Kansas City (2)
Final score: Kansas City 20, New England 0
Atlanta (5) at New Orleans (2)
Final score: Atlanta 45, New Orleans 27
Miami (5) at New England (3)
Final score: New England 24, Miami 10
Los Angeles (A) (8) at Kansas City (2)
Final score: Kansas City 31, Los Angeles (A) 10
Dallas (3) at New Orleans (2)
Final score: New Orleans 27, Dallas 24
Atlanta (5) at Green Bay (1)
Final score: Atlanta 21, Green Bay 14
Miami (5) at Jacksonville (4)
Final score: Miami 21, Jacksonville 14
Houston (6) at New England (3)
Final score: New England 27, Houston 24 (OT)
Pittsburgh (7) at Kansas City (2)
Final score: Kansas City 19, Pittsburgh 13 (OT)
Los Angeles (A) (8) at Baltimore (1)
Final score: Los Angeles 17, Baltimore 14
Atlanta (5) at Seattle (4)
Final score: Atlanta 13, Seattle 10 (OT)
Minnesota (6) at Dallas (3)
Final score: Dallas 21, Minnesota 17
Washington (7) at New Orleans (2)
Final score: New Orleans 28, Washington 21
San Francisco (8) at Green Bay (1)
Final score: Green Bay 26, San Francisco 14
Divisional Play-in Round
The tournament will start with a divisional round and each team will play three total games before moving on. Follow along with the results and team records below
(x — indicates team has clinched advancing to the next round. e — indicates team that has been eliminated from advancing)