Madden NFL 20 Classic Special Details: TV Start Time, How to Watch Online

The first major tournament of Madden 20 Championship Series took place in the past several weeks to crown a champion. While many viewers were able to watch the Madden NFL 20 Classic live streaming online via Twitch or YouTube coverage, some may have missed out. Luckily, a Madden NFL 20 Classic special will arrive on television on Friday night. The exclusive docuseries will give viewers a condensed version of the tournament along with behind-the-scenes footage and other insight into the event along with its players.

Madden NFL 20 Classic Docuseries Details

It’s another big year for Madden 20 with the introduction of new aspects of the video game such as Superstar and Superstar X-Factor players. In addition, Madden Championship Series kicked off in conjunction with the NFL Kickoff for the 100th season. There’s even a brand new virtual stadium in which the MCS games are contested. The first tournament in a season which ends next April is the Madden NFL 20 Classic.

This year’s tournament featured approximately 400 competitors competing at Esports Stadium Arlington. Retired NFL player and present NFL Network analyst Akbar Gbajabiamila will host the special on Friday evening. The special was filmed from August 30 through September 1 to give exclusive coverage of the Madden NFL 20 Classic.

CW Executive Vice President of Marketing and Digital Programs Rick Haskins said of the special, “Our continued partnership with EA and the NFL has been a phenomenal success for The CW. We’re thrilled to once again have the opportunity to showcase the passion, competitive spirit and sportsmanship of the Madden community.”

Spoiler alert, Serious Moe was the champion at this year’s event upsetting one of the best Madden professionals around. You can also see our report on how the Madden Classic finals went down in Arlington, Texas.

How to watch live on TV, online, or on-demand

CW will bring views an exclusive special covering this year’s Madden NFL 20 Classic. The telecast will arrive on the CW on Friday (Sept. 13) with a start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Time (7 p.m. CT). The CW revealed a quick teaser video (below) for the upcoming show on their Twitter profile.

Live streaming is available through the CW’s website and compatible apps for cable or satellite subscribers with access. It may also be available on selection live stream channel services such as Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and more.

It’s best to check details for these services as some may have restrictions or different channel packages with CW included. Some of the services such as Sling TV also give new customers a free one-week trial to try out the service.

For those who can wait a day, the CW website will also have an on-demand video of the Madden NFL 20 Classic special available for viewing.

Get more of the latest Madden 20 news here for the popular football game.

Matt has been a freelance writer for multiple sites over the past decade including Fansided, Inquisitr, and Examiner. He's an avid sports fan who loves the NBA, NFL, WWE, and most other sports that have become popular video game titles.