Beasley Esports, the owners of Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws, has partnered with the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The partnership, focused on West Point’s esports brand, will see coaches from Beasley’s Team AXLE help West Points cadets improve their in-game skills and perform better at tournaments.
West Point is one of the best-known military educational institutions in the world, educating the cadets that go on to become enlisted officers in the United States Army. West Point has its own esports section and its Cadets compete in a range of titles including Overwatch, Rocket League and League of Legends.
Beasley Esports are the esports branch of the Beasley Media Group, a media company in the United States known mostly for owning a large number of radio stations. Beasley Esports owns the Houston Outlaws and Team AXLE, the latter of which competes in Rocket League. Team AXLE staff will be the focus of the partnership with West Point.
Victor Castro, Director of Army West Point Esports, commented:” It is an amazing experience for our players to learn, train and develop alongside professional coaching from Team AXLE and we are excited for them to get a chance to test their limits in the collegiate esports arena.”
West Point is not the only institution that competes in esports. Both the United States Air Force and United States Navy academies have their own esports teams. Moreover, all branches of the military regularly participate in esports. FORCECON, an annual conference for stakeholders in the military industry, also hosts a series of military esports tournaments.