Some of the greatest armed forces on the planet will compete in the 2020 Call of Duty Endowment Bowl, and the best part is that it benefits an outstanding cause.
The second-annual C.O.D.E. Bowl is happening on Friday, December 11. This year’s esports tournament will be bigger and better than ever with the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force participating in the gaming event. There will also be players from the U.K.’s military, including the British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.
There will be eight teams with military members, and each squad will have a popular Call of Duty streamer as their captain, such as CouRage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. Each team will be coached by a Call of Duty League professional. They will all throw down the gauntlet in a 6v6 multiplayer mode tournament-style competition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The C.O.D.E. Bowl will also raise awareness and funds for veteran employment. All net proceeds from the tournament will be used to place veterans into quality jobs.
“We are proud to have the United States and the United Kingdom militaries come together to participate in the C.O.D.E. Bowl,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “This will be the first time all military branches have come together for a spirited esports competition with the added bonus of raising awareness for veteran employment and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with USAA to make this happen.”
“C.O.D.E. Bowl is a premiere gaming event made even more impactful by the work of the Endowment to help place veterans into careers following their military service,” said USAA Chief Brand Officer Tony Wells, who was an infantry officer in the US Marines. “USAA is proud to support C.O.D.E. Bowl and expand our involvement in esports as a way to celebrate military members and veterans and help them connect with each other through games they love.”
The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of over 77,000 military veterans into high quality employment, and aims to place 100,000 veterans into meaningful jobs by 2024.
To learn how you can help vets get better jobs, head on over the Call of Duty Endowment website.
The C.O.D.E. Bowl kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PST, December 11. The esports tourney will be broadcast live on the Call of Duty YouTube and Twitch channels. Viewers who link their Call of Duty and Twitch accounts and watch 30 minutes of C.O.D.E. action will be rewarded with a Weapon 2XP token via Twitch Drop, courtesy of USAA.