North American esports organisation Complexity Gaming has announced the expansion of its partnership with the US Army. The expansion of the deal will see both parties collaborate together to host a tournament for active-duty soldiers to participate in.
The Soldier Showdown, which will kick-off from May 28, 2022, will see the teams compete in a 23-week competition across various esports games such as Halo Infinite, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Warzone, Madden NFL 22 and Apex Legends. The ones who finish at the top of the leaderboard will be receiving various prizes ranging from Complexity merchandise to gift cards.
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Justin Kenna, CEO of GameSquare Esports, commented:
“Our partnership with the U.S. Army continues to be one of the most rewarding. This year, we’re doubling down on our 3-year relationship and hosting the most ambitious edition of the Soldier Showdown yet to provide our servicemen and women a chance to strengthen their bonds with one another and enjoy friendly competition.”
Staff Sgt. Cody Mackall, The Army’s Better Opportunities for Single Solider’s Representative, added:
“Not only has gaming played a big role in strengthening morale in our homes, but it has also built camaraderie amongst the Soldiers and their Squads.
“Soldier Showdown ‘has become a beloved activity in our barracks across the Army. It has provided a unique and meaningful way to provide a sense of connection between Soldiers’ and within our communities.”
The expansion of the deal continues Complexity’s partnership with the US Army which kicked off in June 2019. The US Army is one out of six partners of Complexity Gaming, with some of the others being Twitch, Lenovo and Herman Miller.