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challenge-blog-header-2012-3.jpg POSTED BY Andrea Silvers ON May 3, 2012

EA SPORTS Challenge Series Best of the Best

We’ve finally woken up from our post-event coma—an event that took the festivities deep into the night.

And technically speaking, the early morning as well.

More than 900 gamers crashed Terminal 5 in New York City last Saturday night during the EA SPORTS Challenge Series for a chance to win a share of $1 million in cash.

After 18 hours of some of the most intense and impressive gaming, the three-part, single-elimination tournament that featured Madden NFL 12, FIFA Soccer 12, and NHL 12 crowned its three champions.

The final one coming at 3:30am NYC time.

One thing we couldn’t help but notice during the hours of gaming, these players are good, really good. So if you’re itching to get on EA SPORTS Arena and battle it out with the best of the best, here’s what you need to know about them.


FIFA 12 Qualifiers:



Madden NFL 12 Qualifiers:



NHL 12 Qualifiers:



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Want the play-by-play? Check our running dialog from last week’s event.