The Call of Duty Endowment, which identifies and funds organizations that help unemployed veterans find work, will bring back the CODE Bowl this December. This year’s CODE Bowl, to be played on Dec. 11, will see all five branches of the U.S. Department of Defense military branches compete alongside and against its United Kingdom counterparts in an esports event featuring the newly released Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Space Force will make its debut in the second installment of the charity event with participation from the U.K’s Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy. These branches will be competing in the event with their own newly formed esports teams. However, it’s not only the two countries’ military esports teams that will be competing, but also some the most recognizable names in streaming talent.
The format of the event, which will start at 10 a.m. PST, will see eight teams led by streamers and influencers that will take their team into competition. The tournament will be broadcast live on Twitch.
The list of teams and their streaming and influencer partners are the U.S. Air Force with Jordan “LEGIQN” Payton and Douglas “Dougisraw” Wolf; U.S. Army with Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff and Kristopher “Swagg” Lamberson; U.S. Marine Corps with Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and Austin “Pamaj” Pamajewon; U.S. Navy with Tyler “TeeP” Polchow and Aydan “Aydan” Conrad; U.S. Space Force with Mason “Symfuhny” Lanier and Jordan “HusKerrs” Thomas; U.K. Army with Vikram “Vikkstar” Singh Barn and Thomas “Tommey” Trewren; U.K. Royal Navy with Emma “C9Emz” (last name unknown) and Ashleigh “AshleighSR” (last name unknown); and the U.K. Royal Air Force with James “Spratt” Spratt and Jaffainc (real name unknown).
The charity event will not only raise money for its cause, but it has also onboarded a couple of sponsors including Ram Trucks and Scuf Controllers. Ram Trucks will be giving away a 2021 Ram 1500 to a veteran who has been recently placed into a job with the endowment’s support.
Published at Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:00:05 +0000
Global esports organization T1 has entered into a multi-year partnership with Red Bull. The partnership will cover all of T1’s rosters, which span leagues, tournament competition, and competitors in North America, China, Mexico, and South Korea.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The partnership will grant T1 access to Red Bull’s athlete performance infrastructure including training facilities in Austria and Santa Monica.
Red Bull has been an active sponsor in esports for a number of years. In addition to T1, Red Bull has deals in place with G2 Esports, Cloud9, OG, and a number of individual competitors including fighting game pros Hoa “Anakin” Luu and Justin “Plup” McGrath. Red Bull also hosts a variety of esports tournaments and events.
Published at Wed, 02 Dec 2020 23:00:23 +0000