With the second weekend of the 2017 Madden Championship Live Finals kicking off in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, May 6, it’s time to start looking ahead to the key matchups taking place. With competitors vying for their share of $500,000 in Madden Ultimate Team Salary Cap mode, a lot is on the line. But one key matchup in particular has caught our eye – Chris “Dubby” McFarland vs. Lavar “Hollywood” Gayle – don’t miss it.
Dubby, the 2017 Madden Bowl champion had a tough showing at this year’s Madden Challenge. So tough that he didn't win a single game, and was sent packing. Now, he has another opportunity to make some noise. Which is the beginning of why this is one of the most anticipated matchups heading into week 2 of the 2017 Madden Championship.
These competitors last faced off in the 2017 Madden Bowl, where Dubby promised he would never lose to someone wearing an Odell Beckham, Jr. jersey. And Hollywood was indeed wearing one that day, when he lost to Dubby and lost his chance for a trip to the Madden Bowl Live Finals during Super Bowl weekend in Houston.
And even though he won that Madden Bowl, Dubby comes into this matchup as the underdog. Amongst his peers, Hollywood is considered a top 5 competitor, but unfortunately for Dubby he isn't on most of those lists. Dubby brings a swagger to his game that can't be matched, while Hollywood brings a calm, cool demeanor that helps make him a favorite heading into the 2017 Madden Championship.
Both competitors have much to prove, and it will be exciting to see the battle between Philly and New York once again during the 2017 Madden Championship Series.
Watch the 2017 Madden Championship Finals live from Los Angeles May 6 – 7 and May 12 – 14 on twitch.tv/Madden.