The Call of Duty Endowment program has announced that the C.O.D.E. Bowl event will be returning for the second year, bringing top streamers, professional CoD players, and teams from UK and US military branches together, for one all-out charity event. For this year, every branch of the US' military will field a team, alongside the UK military bringing members from their own esports teams - making for the first trans-Atlantic military esports competition.
Dan Goldenberg, the Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment program said; "We are proud to have the United States and the United Kingdom militaries come together to participate in the C.O.D.E. Bowl. 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."
Set to begin on Friday, December 11 at 6PM GMT, this year's C.O.D.E. Bowl will bring eight teams captained by a well-known CoD streamer, with a military personnel and another top influencer to fill the team out. Likewise, for this year, the event will be played on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and will of course be streamed across Twitch and YouTube.
The team captains as they stand currently will be; Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz and Spratt, with plenty more to be announced soon.
"C.O.D.E. 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, who was an infantry officer in the US Marines. "USAA is proud to support C.O.D.E. 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."
For more information on both the C.O.D.E. Bowl and what the Endowment program offers, head over here.