Electronic Arts and the NFL have announced the list of celebrities, NFL Legends, and current Pro Bowl players that will be competing in the Pro Bowl: The Madden NFL 21 Edition Presented by Verizon.
The event will be available on the NFL YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as EA Madden NFL Twitch on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 5 pm EST, capping a week of Pro Bowl celebrations across the NFL, which also includes a free trial* of Madden NFL 21.
The game will feature Snoop Dogg, Deshaun Watson, Derrick Henry, and Keyshawn Johnson competing for the AFC, while Bubba Wallace, Marshawn Lynch, Kyler Murray, and Jamal Adams will play for the NFC.
Emmy winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and Charissa Thompson will host the Sunday event with popular streamers Ninja, FaZe Swagg, AustinShow, and AMP also hosting live watch parties on their channels Sunday at 5 pm EST. The event will reair primetime at 8 pm ET on NFL Network and again at 12:30 am ET.
“EA SPORTS’ commitment to help fans experience sport in new ways is realized perfectly by the transformation of this year’s Pro Bowl to the virtual field of Madden NFL,” said David Tinson, CMO, Electronic Arts. “We’re further blurring the lines between reality and the virtual worlds of our games, creating new opportunities to connect fans through the sport they love.”
“The Pro Bowl is a highly anticipated event each year for players and fans and we’re thrilled to have created an all-new virtual experience with EA SPORTS,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL EVP of Club Business and Events. “Bringing our all-star game to a virtual stage in Madden has allowed fans to engage and enjoy the Pro Bowl, despite the unprecedented challenges of the last year. We’re excited for fans to celebrate the best players in the NFL all on one field this weekend.”
“We’ll be taking the Pro Bowl to the virtual world of Madden this weekend and I can’t wait to do it big with football fans in my favorite game,” said Snoop Dogg. “I’m a Madden NFL star. So Kyler and Marshawn better watch out – my team is comin’ in to win that championship title for the AFC.”
Fans will be able to play the 2021 Pro Bowl the official rosters in Madden NFL 21.
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