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- Starting today, Complexity Gaming players will attend a boot-camp at a United States Army base, and will compete with active-duty soldiers.
- Later this month, soldiers will boot-camp at Complexity’s GameStop Performance Center, utilize its Mind Gym, and compete in a livestreamed tournament.
- Complexity will continue to develop esports-related programs for the U.S. Army.
Complexity Gaming today announced a partnership with the United States Army that includes activations at both an Army base and Complexity’s recently-opened training center.
The first event begins today at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where Complexity Gaming players will live and train until June 16. The boot-camp will involve military-style drills alongside active-duty soldiers, who will also have the opportunity to compete against Complexity players in videogames.
Later this month, from June 28-30, the partners will switch roles as Complexity players and staff welcome U.S. Army personnel to the team’s new GameStop Performance Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
Soldiers will utilize the facility’s Mind Gym, created in collaboration with Mamba Sports Academy and HyperX , and other features in the GameStop Performance Center, as well as compete in a tournament that will stream via the Army Entertainment Twitch channel. Additionally, Complexity’s social media channels will share original content about the participating soldiers and their respective gaming backgrounds.
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The partnership is part of the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) programs, providing opportunities for soldiers to learn more about esports professionals, engage in friendly competition, and enjoy stress-reducing activities.
“This program is a great opportunity for BOSS. Soldiers will experience what it takes to become an esports professional, which I believe aligns with the pillars of the BOSS program,” said Department of the Army BOSS representative Staff Sgt. Adrian Mooney, in a release. “This opportunity promotes healthy competition as well as builds new bridges for future events and programs.”
Complexity Gaming will also continue to collaborate with the U.S. Army to develop future esports-related programs for the benefit of armed service professionals.