gaming and technology company rally Shout has partnered with forsaken To build three esports competitions over Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio, Texas.
Attendees and members of the United States Armed Forces will participate in tournaments in Halo: Infinite, Rocket League, and Fortnite. In addition, the Armed Forces Sports Championship will see teams from the six main branches of the United States military compete in Halo.
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FORCECON is a one-week convention in San Antonio, Texas leading up to and including Memorial Day weekend. The purpose of the event is to bring together stakeholders from the United States military, as well as soldiers and the general public.
The Armed Forces Sports Championship will feature teams from all six branches of the Armed Forces: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard. WWE wrestler Xavier Woods will be one of the celebrities attending the event and will serve as the host of the tournament. Esports tournaments will be broadcast through the US military’s Twitch channels and YouTube.
The United States military is no stranger to gaming or esports. The US military famously released its own videogame in 2002, called America’s Army, and has supported many gaming and esports organizations.
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The Army is exclusively a partner of Complexity Gaming, and the Army National Guard has partnered with NRG Esports. The US military hosted the stream on Twitch and partnered with the Call of Duty League, among other initiatives.
Esports Insider Says: The United States military is deeply involved in the North American gaming and esports scenes, which is no surprise as the military seeks to appeal to potential recruits. Adding esports to Forsaken is also a good idea, as it will give service members from all branches the opportunity to compete in esports titles.
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