Bragging rights are on the line – pick up the sticks and compete against Volo players from across the country in Madden NFL tournaments and leagues! Xbox and PS4 divisions are available weekly.
*All game times are EST
How it Works
• Registration closes 1 day prior to the start of a league and two hours before the start of a tournament. For Madden leagues and tournaments, you must register as an individual. For late registration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Madden tournaments are 1-night tournament-style events. Madden leagues span across 6 weeks. Games will be played at the same time on the same night weekly.
• At least 30 minutes before game time, players will receive a Welcome Email with how to send game invites, submit scores, and view their bracket via Rivall.
• Players must register their team name as their gamertag, so they are searchable. Game invites are sent by the home team in the schedule (the higher seed). To send a game invite, you must be friends on Xbox Live or PSN. You can also become a member of the “Volo Gaming” Club on Xbox or Volo Gaming Community on PlayStation Communities to find opponents more easily and send a game invite.
• All game scores are submitted by players via Discord to the Volo Host. For tournaments, once scores are submitted and accepted the tournament bracket will be updated to reflect the next round of games.
• For events that are eligible for prizes, the Volo Host will reach out directly to those who qualify upon completion of the event. Volo Credits will be applied directly to the player account. Cash prizes may be processed via Rivall, PayPal or Venmo. Prizes are not eligible for every game.
• Headphones are optional during games for chat. Use the Discord chat for in-tournament chat w/ opponents & your Volo Host.
* Game times and schedules are subject to change.
Madden Instructions & Rules
Opponent & Score Details
• As mentioned above, if you are the home team, you are in charge of inviting your opponent to play. Once you’ve accessed Madden, from the Home screen go to “Exhibition ” > “Online Head to Head” > “ Play A Friend” > Select your opponent from your friends list and advance to “Invite”.
• At the conclusion of the game, submit your score via discord to your Volo Host. Once scores are accepted the next round will begin. You can view your opponent under your schedule.
*All settings are set to default unless told otherwise. See default settings below.*
• Quarter Length:
5 minutes (change during game invite creation) All other online settings are automatically set for your game, you can send the game invite.
• Current Roster Teams Only
• Play Clock: 40 seconds (default, cannot change)
• Skill Level: All-Madden
• Weather: Clear
• Injuries: 0 (0 is off; 100 is max)
• Fatigue: 50 (0 is off; 100 is max)
• Accelerated Clock: Off
• Game Speed: Normal
• Game Style: Competitive
• Event Type: Quick Presentation
• 21-point rule: If a team is up by 21 points or more in the 4th quarter the game is a mercy victory for the leading team.
• No onside kicks before the 2nd half – rule violation is a forfeit.
• No fake kicks or punts – rule violation is a forfeit.
Talk Smack (or Chat) via Discord
All information will be communicated via Discord and allow you to contact your opponents. Log into the Discord chat room at least 15 minutes before your game start time to communicate with your host and make sure you have no issues.
League vs. Tournament Details
Madden League Details
Madden Leagues will have a five-week season with one week of playoffs. Games will be played at the same time, on the same night weekly.
• Week 1 will consist of group play of 3 games to determine your skill level and place you in a bracket relative to your skill level.
• Weeks 2 – 5 will be seasonal games where you play 2 opponents weekly.
• Week 6 is playoffs, where you will play all of your opponents in one night, and only one competitor will advance from each game (single elimination).
• You will play one Madden game against each opponent outlined and the score will be reported via Discord to determine your standings and advancement.
Madden Tournament Details
Madden tournaments will be conducted where all games will be played on the tournament date, and a winner will be crowned. Depending on tournament size, tournament duration can last up to 4 hours.
• Division Play: The tournament will start with a round robin game play where groups will play each team in their group. They will only play one match per game during group play.
• Single Competitor Elimination: If a player advances to the knockout rounds, they must continue to win to continue to play.
There is a zero-tolerance policy for harassment on Volo Gaming. Offenders will be removed from all events and platforms. No refunds will be given.