Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady was home to the Electric City Classic, a single-elimination Madden NFL e-sports tournament featuring players from across the country.
The best EA Sports Madden NFL 19 video game players from the U.S. squared off on the virtual gridiron at Van Slyck’s, next to the Rivers Sportsbook lounge, last month. The tournament, organized by Compete4ever, featured the top four players from the national online qualifier that took place too.
Former Packers running back Ahman Green and former Jets and Ravens linebacker Bart Scott joined Larry Ridley, the voice of Madden Football and famed sportscaster, in the booth for play-by-play action from Rivers Casino as they were broadcast live online on Twitch.TV/compete4ever.
“Rivers Casino is absolutely ecstatic to be working with Compete4ever to bring such an exciting, and nationally recognized, e-sports event to the Capital Region,” said Justin Moore, acting general manager for Rivers Casino. “Casino guests will be able to enjoy the fusion of traditional sports and e-sports right here in the Capital Region as they watch the tournament and have an opportunity to meet former NFL players.”