Call of Duty Endowment, the franchise's long-running charity that helps military veterans to find employment, will host the C.O.D.E Bowl on December 11.
This year's transatlantic event will feature all five branches of the U.S Department of Defense as well as the UK's Army, RAF, and Navy in a contest within Black Ops Cold War – the latest addition to the series.
Call of Duty Endowment Announces C.O.D.E. Bowl on December 11
The full list of teams are as follows:
- United States Air Force
- United States Army
- United States Marine Corps
- United States Navy
- United States Space Force
- British Army
- Royal Navy
- Royal Air Force
Alongside the all-service lineup are streamers from the Call of Duty community including the likes of Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, Spratt and more.
“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.”
“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, a former 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.”
All net proceeds from the event will be used to help veterans into high-quality jobs, with the organisation already funding the placement of over 77,000 veterans into high-quality employment.
The Call of Duty Endowment aims to place 100,000 veterans into meaningful jobs by 2024.