Watch EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge online

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Watch some of the best Madden players in the world go at it with serious money on the line.

With esports continuing to explode, you know Madden is going to be right in the thick of things. The perennially popular NFL video game series has only grown in terms of competitive pro play, to the point where The CW is willing to devote some prime time hours to it.

Hence, the EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge, a one-hour special that features one of the four EA Madden NFL 18 Major Events to take place this year. While the actual tournament took place a few weeks ago (and thus, you can already find out who won it pretty easily by hunting for results online), there’s something to be said for watching the drama unfold on TV.

Specifically, you’ll get a whole bunch more insight into the players participating in this Madden tourney, as the special zeroes in on eight of them. Find out what makes them tick, how they prepare mentally for top level play and much more.

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So while the gaming isn’t live, we can still help you with how to watch the special as it airs for the first time on The CW:

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Episode: “EA Madden NFL 18 Challenge”
TV Channel: The CW
Live Stream: Stream 1 | Stream 2

This is the fourth esports special that will air on The CW in 2017, and it will be interesting to see if the network sees enough value in them to perhaps increase that number by a few more in 2018. One thing’s for sure: Madden isn’t going anywhere, nor is esports in general, so it makes sense for any television outlet to see if there’s some way to make them work.