October 28, 2021

Cortland Youth Bureau starting ‘Madden’ League

The Cortland Youth Bureau announced this week the formation of a Madden NFL eSports league to begin play this summer.

The league is for players ages 10 to 15. Players must have their own copy of Madden NFL 20 and an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 console. Players are split into two divisions — a Rookie division for ages 10 to 12 and a Pro division for ages 13 to 15.

The registration fee for the league is $10 for Cortland residents and $15 for players outside Cortland. Each division is limited to 24 players. Trophies will be awarded to the top four finishers in each division. John McNerney of the Cortland Youth Bureau said he hopes league play will begin June 10.

“We just wanted to offer youth an alternative activity until youth sports get the OK to return to Central New York,” he added.

If the Madden league is successful, McNerney said the Youth Bureau may explore starting leagues for other games, such as NBA 2K.

For more details and to register, visit the Cortland Youth Bureau Website at https://cortlandyb.recdesk.com.