The Call of Duty Endowment has announced that the Second Annual C.O.D.E. Bowl, which also happens to be the first ever Trans-Atlantic military Esports competition, will take place on December 11, 2020.

Presented by USAA, this charity event is meant to raise awareness and funds for veteran employment and will feature Esports teams from all five U.S. Department of Defense military branches and the UK military’s British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. This year will include new teams from the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and the US Space Force.

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The C.O.D.E. Bowl will begin at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm GMT on December 11, and each team will compete in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in a tournament-style competition. Furthermore, each team will be captained by a “popular Call of Duty streamer teamed up with another top influencer and service members from the United States and United Kingdom.”

Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt have been announced as streamers participating so far, and more will be announced as we get closer to the event.

Ram Trucks will also be a part of this event, and is giving away a 2021 Ram 1500 Built To Serve special edition truck to “a deserving veteran recently placed into a job through the Endowment’s support.” Scuf Controllers will also be an event partner, and all proceeds from the event will “be used to place veterans into high-quality jobs.”

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“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 Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 77,000 veterans into high quality employment since it began in 2009. It has a goal to place 100,000 vets into meaningful jobs by 2024. The Endowments’s 2019 cost to place a veteran in a job was $499, which is 1/6 the cost of US Department of Labor efforts.

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