True North Esports Madden 21 Rules

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Madden NFL 21

1. Anti-Cheat

No additional anti-cheat is required for official matches.


2. Match Procedure

Supported Platforms

  • PS4
  • XB1

2.1. Series Lengths

Matches are played as a best of 3 in the regular season, best of 5 in the playoffs and grand finals.

2.2. Game Lobby

Prior to the match, players should add each other as friends on their Consoles. The home team will create the lobby.

The following settings are to be used in official matches:

  • Game Mode: Head to Head
  • Quarter Length: 5 Minutes
  • Play Clock: 40 second
  • Skill Level: All Madden
  • Weather: Clear
  • Injuries: 0
  • Accelerated Clock: Off
  • Game Speed: Normal
  • Game Style: Competitive
  • Event Type: Quick Presentation
  • Auto Sprint: Default On
  • Auto Strafe: Default On
  • Heat Seeker: Default On
  • Ball Hawk: Default On
  • Switch Assist: Default Off
  • Auto Play Flip: Off
  • Camera Settings: Standard

2.3. Team Selection

Both players may choose to play the same team, the home team will use the team’s home jersey and the away team will use their away jersey. 


3. Restrictions

3.1. Onside Kicks

Onside kicks are not allowed during the first half of play. Onside kick attempts can be made at any time during the second half.

3.2. Excessive Offsides

Neither the offense nor the defense should purposefully go offsides with the intent of delaying the game nor exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct.

3.3. Improper Audibles

Players may not audible out of the QB Kneel, Wildcat, Field Goal, or Punt formations

3.4. Pausing the Match

Players may only pause the match in order to issue a challenge against a call. For reasons other than challenging a call, players may not at any point use the pause feature during gameplay. Each team is afforded a certain amount of timeouts during the match.


4. Stoppage of Play

4.1. Disconnection

A match can be reset if a player disconnects from a match as long as the following criteria are met.

  • The disconnection happens in the first 3 minutes of the First Quarter
  • Neither player has scored
  • The player has not disconnected previously during the match

Any other disconnections or multiple disconnections will count as a loss for the disconnected player. Disconnections while a player otherwise would have scored may result in a loss for the disconnecting player


5. Team Rosters

Only one roster is required for all Madden 21 players on a School Team. Each player on the roster will be given their own match when they queue up at the designated match time. The use of substitute players in official matches is prohibited.

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