The Call of Duty Endowment today announced the second annual C.O.D.E. Bowl presented by USAA on December 11.
The C.O.D.E. Bowl is the Endowment’s charity event to raise awareness and funds for veteran employment.
For the first time ever, all five U.S. Department of Defence military branches and the UK military are participating with members from their own esports teams.
The Bowl includes three new teams from the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and the US Space Force. In addition, the United Kingdom’s British Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy. This will be the first trans-Atlantic military eSports competition to feature these branches.
Streamers joining these teams include Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, Spratt, and more to be announced.
“We are proud to have the United States and the United Kingdom militaries come together to participate in the C.O.D.E. Bowl,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment.
“This will be the first time all military branches have come together for a spirited eSports competition with the added bonus of raising awareness for veteran employment and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with USAA to make this happen.”
The C.O.D.E. Bowl kicks off at 6pm GMT, December 11, and will feature eight teams, all competing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in a tournament-style competition.
It will be broadcast live on the Call of Duty YouTube and Twitch channels.
All net proceeds from the event will be used to place veterans into high-quality jobs.
The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 77,000 vets into high-quality employment since its inception and aims to place 100,000 veterans into meaningful jobs by 2024.