Gaming and technology company Rally Cry has partnered with FORCECON to produce three esports competitions over Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio, Texas.
Attendees and members of the United States Armed Forces will participate in tournaments across Halo: Infinite, Rocket League and Fortnite. Moreover, the Armed Forces Sports Championship will see teams from six main branches of the United States military compete in Halo.
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FORCECON is a conference set to take place in San Antonio, Texas in the week leading up to and including Memorial Day weekend. The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders connected to the United States military, as well as servicemen and the general public.
The Armed Forces Sports Championship will include teams from all six branches of the Armed Forces: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and the Coast Guard. WWE wrestler Xavier Woods will be one of the celebrities joining the event and will act as a host for the tournament. The esports tournaments will be broadcasted on Twitch channels of the US Army and via YouTube.
The United States military is no stranger to gaming or esports. The US Army famously released its own videogame in 2002, called America’s Army, and has supported numerous gaming and esports organisations.
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The Army is notably a partner of Complexity Gaming, and the Army National Guard has partnered with NRG Esports. The US Army held streams on Twitch and partnered with the Call of Duty League, among other initiatives.
Esports Insider says: The USA military is deeply connected to the North American gaming and esports scenes, which comes as no surprise since the military wants to appeal to potential recruits. The addition of esports to FORCECON is also a good idea, as it will give service members from all branches the opportunity to compete in esports titles.