Madden NFL 20 Bowl Group-Play Results: Millz Advances, Serious Moe Eliminated

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 8, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 27:  Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (L) and New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen square off in 'Madden NFL 15' for Microsoft's Game Before the Game on Xbox One Super Bowl Edition at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Microsoft)
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The Madden NFL 20 Bowl's "Group of Death" took the stage for round-robin play on Thursday and did not disappoint.   

Officially known as Group B in the bracket, the pod featured the top two highest money earners in the Madden Championship Series, as well as the reigning champion. No. 12 Drini has won a total of $277,500 in prize money to lead the MCS with No. 4 Young Kiv close behind at $236,535.

The winner of the Madden NFL 20 Bowl walks away with $65,000 while each player eliminated in group play leaves with $5,000.

Both Drini, Young Kiv and No. 13 Millz are still in the running for the title after Thursday's action while No. 5 Serious Moe has been eliminated. 

Here's how the scoreboard looks after Day 2:


Group B Scoreboard

(13) Millz vs. (4) Young Kiv: 6-0, Millz

(12) Drini vs. (5) Serious Moe: 28-13, Drini

(5) Serious Moe vs. (4) Young Kiv: 13-6, Young Kiv

(13) Millz vs (12) Drini: 7-6, Drini

(12) Drini vs (4) Young Kiv: 16-3, Young Kiv

(13) Millz vs (5) Serious Moe: 28-0, Millz


Group B Standings

1. Young Kiv (2-1)

2. Millz (2-1)

3. Drini (2-1)

4. Serious Moe (0-3)


Young Kiv couldn't have started out in a worse position. The gamer couldn't get going on offense at all, taking 13 sacks and struggling to find any sort of rhythm. In the meantime, he relied on his defense with immediate results.

"I feel super prepared on defense for anything I'm going to see." Young Kiv said. "I only turned the ball over once or twice today. I think that's the No. 1 thing for me. If I can get a little more efficient offensively, I can go far in this tournament for sure." 

Drini's day started out in the exact opposite fashion. In his opening match against Serious Moe, he forced four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns. That pushed him into a 2-0 start until Young Kiv's 13-6 victory in a rematch of the 2018 Madden Bowl. 

Madden Championship Series @MaddenLeagueOps

We have a rematch of the M18 #MaddenBowl finals between the M18 champ @young_kiv & the M19 champ @Drini LIVE now: https://t.co/KGdwmd0DtA https://t.co/B7hLZdT4AL

For Serious Moe, it was one setback after another. After his opening loss to Drini, he was unable to recover, ultimately getting blown out 28-0 in the final game of the day. 

Zack Lane @SeRiouSMoE1

Really not mad i lost at all lol, expected it.. don’t know why i couldn’t find the drive to lock in for this tournament but i just couldn’t... GGs to everyone and gl to everyone left in tourney

Zack Lane @SeRiouSMoE1

I threw a pic 6 my first drive of both my games that’s gotta be some sort of record

Young Kiv advances straight to the quarterfinals, where he awaits the winner of the wild-card game between No. 9 Volterax and No. 12 Drini. In the top half of the bracket, No. 13 Millz will face No. 12 Pavan for the right to take on No. 1 Joke in the quarters. 

Group C is up next on Friday starting at 5:00 p.m. ET with all games streaming live on YouTube and Twitch.