Downtown Grand Continues Effort to Attract Esports Enthusiasts

Feb 22, 2016 10:03 AM

In its continued effort to attract esports enthusiasts and video gamers, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will host the opening event for the 2016 Madden Community Championship (MCC16), powered by GamerSaloon. The $15,000 Madden weekend competition will kickoff at Downtown Grand with a Crew-v-Crew tournament on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. The winning team of Friday night’s tournament will leave with a grand prize of $1,200. The contest will take place in the Downtown Underground, the new eSports lounge at the Downotwn Grand. Entry into the tournament is priced at $50.

Eight teams comprised of three players each will battle it out in the Crew-v-Crew style tournament playing Madden on Xbox1. Each round will consist of three games so that each team player will get to face the opposing crew. The teams will continue to play to acquire a total win and loss record. That record will be the deciding factor and the winning team will walk away with $1,200.

The MCC16 weekend will continue on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. for the main event at GameWorks eSports Facility in Las Vegas, with prizes totaling more than $10,000.

Hotel guests will receive a discounted rate at the Downtown Grand when they mention “madden” while booking. A group rate at Downtown Grand is reserved but space is limited. Transportation will be provided between Downtown Grand and GameWorks on Saturday morning and night.For more information visit

In addition, Downtown Grand is currently hosting the LA Renegades in residency, a group of five eSports athletes from Australia who are among the world’s elite players of “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”, a first-person shooter game. For more information on the LA Renegades, visit the team online at http://

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