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Pro Quarterback Josh Johnson Heads Esports Tournament Kicking off Tuesday, May 26

Oakland, Calif. (May 11) – The Ultimate Gaming League (UGL) is set to host a 64-person Pros vs. Joes Madden Tournament kicking off Tuesday, May 26 and concluding Saturday, May 30. Any funds generated from the tournament will benefit the Fam 1st Family Foundation, which is currently partnering with several Oakland-based non-profit organizations as part of The Oakland Pledge, providing relief for those affected by Covid-19. The tournament is sponsored by the clothing line Family First and is free to enter, but UGL will be hosting a text-to-donate campaign during the four-day period.

Tournament prizes include a PlayStation gift cards, a variety of UGL raffle prizes and each entrant will receive a code for 40 percent off select Family First clothing items.  The winner of the tournament will be entered to play in a Pro Madden tournament against NFL athletes at a later date. To register for the four-day tournament click HERE.

UGL, co-founded by NFL-veteran and former XFL quarterback Josh Johnson, seeks to expand the culture of esports beyond competitive gaming and create a broader community of gamers through its own branded esports tournaments. The league works to bring together athletes, influencers, casual gamers, musicians and more to the esports ecosystem, which is rapidly growing.

“Now is the perfect time to host a major esports tournament,” said Johnson, who serves as COO and President of UGL. “With the country sheltering in place, we hope to attract a wide range of gamers while also helping those affected by this global pandemic. The Pros vs. Joes tournament is the first of many to come and we are excited to provide a forum for gamers to interact and play while also supporting an important cause.”

For more information on the Pros vs. Joes tournament, go to or follow UGL on Twitter and Instagram @UGLWorld.

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The Ultimate Gaming League (UGL) is a startup esports media company based in Oakland, Calif. that hosts its own branded esports tournaments and championships. The overall goal and mission is to create an experience that speaks to the essence of gaming lifestyle and culture – that gamers are all the same on the sticks.  UGL seeks to expand the culture of esports beyond competitive gaming to create and engage a broader community of gamers through entertainment and education. For more information go to


Founded in 2011, the Fam 1st Family Foundation was established to ensure that youth from Oakland, Calif. were provided with opportunities to expand their horizons through sports and family support services. Since the inception the Fam 1st Family Foundation has served youth around the world using sports as a metaphor for life emphasizing adaptability, resilience and determination. For more information go to


The Oakland Pledge brings together five causes that will positively impact the areas of Oakland that need it most during these tough times. With so much uncertainty facing us during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Oakland Pledge is working to support various charities working for the same goal – extending a hand in this time of crisis. A

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