EA Sports launched their second annual Cover Vote initiative for their flagship hockey series yesterday. After last year’s staggering 25 million votes cast, EA has brought back the hugely successful contest. Fans can vote as many times as they’d like for their favorite players to be featured on the cover of NHL 14. As an added bonus, up to 10 entries per day count toward the Cover Vote Sweepstakes. Winners of the sweepstakes will receive a trip to a 2013 Stanley Cup Final game.
There is no current release date for NHL 14, though it will likely come out toward the end of the year. View the trailer for the perennial hockey title below.
There will be several rounds of voting to narrow down the field of candidates from 60 to determine a single face for the annual game franchise. Below you will find the schedule for each of the voting rounds:
- Round of 60 – April 22-28: Teammate vs. teammate. One representative from each team plus two wild card selections advance.
- 32-Player Leaderboard – April 29-May 5: Fans vote for their favorite 16 candidates; top 16 vote-getters advance.
- 16-player Bracket – May 6 - May 26: Weekly round-by-round, single-elimination playoff bracket decides finalists.
- The Finals – May 27- June 2: Winner takes the NHL 14 Cover.
To cast your votes and see the initial 60 candidates, head over to CoverVote.nhl.com.