Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s most elite esports organizations, and the U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, part of the Installation Management Command, are joining forces to conduct a worldwide 12-week online esports tournament starting July 4th.
The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will be hosting the tournaments at the garrisons.
“We understand the challenges with social distancing and the closure of certain facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Department of the Army’s BOSS Representative, Staff Sgt. Adrian Mooney. “We wanted to bring a form of entertainment that would be easily accessible to Soldiers. It is a form of entertainment that most Soldiers already have the resources for in the comfort of their barracks or homes.”
There will be multiple game titles for Soldiers to compete in at their garrisons throughout the 12 weeks. The first game will be Madden NFL 20. Signups for the tournaments will open every Wednesday, four days before the Saturdays they are held.
Complexity is organizing the tournaments, which are sponsored by the Army National Guard.
“We’re proud of our continued work with the Army and the Army National Guard,” said Complexity Gaming’s founder and CEO, Jason Lake. “During these unprecedented times, this program will allow Soldiers to stay connected through competition and continue to build comradery.”
The top three players will win a trip to Complexity’s headquarters, the GameStop Performance Center, in Frisco, Texas, to experience a day in the life of a professional gamer.
“Esports can challenge a Soldier cognitively as well as physically,” said Mooney. “It provides a constructive platform for Soldiers to release stress, connect socially, and engage in tactics. The cognitive and constructive aspect also mirrors what some of our Soldiers have as resources for training in their particular military occupational specialty code.”
The tournament is open to all Army service members including the National Guard and Reserves and Soldiers can sign up at www.armymwr.com/esports.
About the U.S. Army Installation Management Command:
We are “the Army’s home.” Army installations require the same types of programs and services found in any small city. IMCOM manages the day-to-day operations of our Army communities such as emergency response teams, housing, utilities and maintenance, parks and recreation and childcare. Our professional workforce strives to deliver on the commitment to honor the sacrifice and service of military Families, while enabling readiness for a self-reliant and globally responsive all-volunteer Army.
To learn more, visit www.army.mil/imcom.
About Complexity Gaming
Complexity Gaming is one of North America’s longest standing and most successful esports organizations, now owned by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and investor John Goff. The esports organization is led by Founder and CEO Jason Lake, considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of esports in North America. Complexity’s esports teams have won more than 140 championships in nearly 30 game titles over its 15+ year history. Staunchly committed to passion, professionalism, and a player-first mentality, Complexity has been continuously recognized as a global leader in modern esports. For more information on Complexity, visit http://Complexity.gg and follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.