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Cole pulls off upset in Madden Ultimate Wild Card quarterfinals

Jul 21, 2019; Miami Beach, FL, USA; A general view of gaming controllers on display during the Call of Duty League Finals e-sports event at Miami Beach Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

“Cole,” a 29-year-old in his first Madden Championship Series event, upset Dwayne “Cleff The God” Wood 24-21 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Madden Ultimate Wild Card tournament.

Cole clinched a spot in the Madden Bowl with his victory over Cleff The God, who is the third-ranked Madden player in the world.

In the semifinals on Thursday, Cole will oppose Henry “Henry” Leverette, who edged “Astro” 35-31 in the quarterfinals.

Henry won the Ultimate Kickoff in September for his third straight Madden belt, though he didn’t get to the final eight of the latest major, the Madden Ultimate Thanksgiving in November.

“Dez,” who won the Madden Ultimate Thanksgiving at age 17 to become the youngest Madden Championship Series winner, advanced on Friday with a 31-13 victory over “KCP.”

Up next for Dez is a matchup with “Mr Football 88,” who downed “Cobo” 34-21.

The tournament champion will receive $75,000 and the runner-up will get $40,000 from the $260,000 prize pool.

Madden Ultimate Wild Card prize pool
1. $75,000
2. $40,000
3-4. $27,500
5-8. $15,000 — Dwayne “Cleff The God” Wood, “Astro,” “KCP,” “Cobo”

–Field Level Media