Call of Duty Endowment, Activision’s Call of Duty brand veterans charity, has unveiled details of this year’s CODE Bowl event, which will be expanded from last year.
The USAA-sponsored CODE Bowl, held December 11th, sees a major shift this year, with all five US military branches joining through its own eSports squad and international military organizations.
This year, three new teams, the US Marine Corps, the US Air Force, and the US Space Force, will join, along with the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy.
“We are proud to bring the US and British troops together to join the CODE Bowl,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of Call of Duty Endowment, in a statement.
Here’s how the actual CODE bowl is played: The tournament will begin at 10am PST on December 11th, with a total of eight teams participating in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournament. The team consists of the popular Call of Duty streamers, “top influencers”, and US and British soldiers. Tournaments can be viewed on YouTube and Twitch.
The list of participating services includes the US Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, and British participants include the Royal Army, British Navy, and Royal Air Force. Streamers playing in teams include Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, Spratt and more.
Scuf Controllers is one of the sponsors of this year’s CODE Bowl, which donates all net revenue from the event to the Call of Duty Endowment. In addition, Ram Trucks is presenting 2021 Ram 1500 Built To Serve special edition trucks to military veterans throughout the event.
Since its inception in 2009, the Call of Duty Endowment has helped employ more than 77,000 veterans, and the organization aims to reach 100,000 by 2024. According to Activision, the average cost of hiring veterans of $ 500 in 2019 with Call of Duty Endowment is comparable to the thousands of dollars by the US government.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first DLC was the Call of Duty Endowment Cosmetic Bundle, whose proceeds helped support military veterans. Activision’s Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 1 + 2 also has a DLC that supports charity.
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