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Interview: Steve Blake and Jordan Hill chat about Madden NFL 25, Best Buy

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Los Angeles Lakers players Steve Blake and Jordan Hill were at Best Buy in Los Angeles for the store's Ultimate Gamers Showdown tournament on Wednesday. Fans had been lining up since noon to not only meet and get autographs from Blake and Hill, but they were also signing up for a chance to participate in the 64-man Madden NFL 25 tournament, which is part of a larger multi-city tournament called the Ultimate Gamers Showdown.

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The Best Buy Ultimate Games Showdown kicked off in New York and San Francisco this past weekend and continued yesterday in Boston and Los Angeles. More tournaments will be held all the way until December 16, where the winner at each location will participate in the finals AT&T Stadium in Dallas and play Madden NFL 25 on the giant screen hanging above the stadium. Among the NFL stars that will be on hand for that event will be Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants, Mario Manningham of the San Francisco Giants and Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys.

As the Los Angeles tournament was winding down, Examiner got a chance to speak with Blake and Hill on a wide range of topics, including their proficiency at Madden and who they like to play as, their other favorite video games to play, how they like to play online. They also share their thoughts on the Lakers this season, Kobe Bryant and their sneaker game.

Listen to the interview here.

Here are the remaining tournament locations:

Dec 10:

  • Detroit – Novi (5-10 p.m.)
  • Chicago – North Avenue (5-10 p.m.)

Dec 12:

  • Minneapolis – Richfield (5-10 p.m.)
  • Atlanta – Alpharetta (5-10 p.m.)

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