Call of Duty “Code Bowl”tournament to begin from Dec 11; Check details : – Following the success of last year’s inaugural CODE Bowl, the COD Endowment is gearing up again to bring together some of the game’s top streamers and members of the armed services. But this year promises to be a bit different. Aside from overcoming the challenges of a global pandemic, this edition of the COD CODE Bowl will feature eight military teams from both the US and the UK, which should allow for an even more spirited competition.
“We are thrilled to have the United States and the United Kingdom militaries come together to compete in the COD CODE Bowl,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “This will be the first time all military branches with eSports teams have come together for a spirited competition that also raises awareness for veteran employment, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Presented by USAA, the event will livestream on the COD YouTube and Twitch channels starting December 11 at 10 am PT. Viewers who link their Call of Duty and Twitch accounts and then watch for at least 30 minutes will be rewarded with a Weapon 2XP token via Twitch Drop, courtesy of USAA.
COD “CODE Bowl is a premiere gaming event made even more impactful by the work of the Endowment to help place veterans into careers following their military service,” said USAA Chief Brand Officer Tony Wells, a former infantry officer in the US Marines. “USAA is proud to support CODE Bowl and expand our involvement in esports as a way to celebrate military members and veterans and help them connect with each other through games they love.”
This year, players will dive into a 6v6 multiplayer mode on COD®: Black Ops Cold War. The tournament-style competition features eight teams captained by a popular Call of Duty streamer leading players from the armed services in the US and the UK. Rounding out the teams will be another top streamer working alongside their team’s captain.
In addition, all of the teams will be coached by a professional from the COD League who will provide strategy, tips, and recommendations prior to the start of the tournament. The winning team will receive the CODE Bowl Trophy and, of course, bragging rights among fellow streamers and military comrades.
The COD CODE Bowl is also partnered with Ram Trucks, which is giving away a 2021 Ram 1500 truck to a deserving veteran who has recently been placed in a job through the assistance of the Endowment.
The COD CODE Bowl will be hosted by Erin Ashley Simon and co-hosted by Jess Brohard, with commentary from popular steamers Maven and Pacman. The live play-by-play will broadcast safely from a studio in Columbus, Ohio. In order to adhere to CDC guidelines, each team will compete remotely from various locations across the US and UK, either from player homes or their respective military bases.
As it was last year, 100 percent of the net proceeds from the tournament will go towards placing veterans into high-quality jobs. So far, the Endowment has funded the placement of over 77,000 veterans into meaningful employment since its founding in 2009, and plans on placing 100,000 vets by 2024.
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