Call Of Duty Endowment Bowl Happening on December 11

Enjoy this year's charity event.
Enjoy this year's charity event. Activision

It’s that time of the year again to watch Call of Duty’s biggest esports charity event. It’s none other than the Call of Duty Endowment Bowl or the CODE Bowl. Last year, we saw members of the armed services and some of the game’s top streamers go at it. This year, eight military teams from both the US and UK will join the event.

The event will stream through Call of Duty’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. The live streams will start December 11 at 1:00 PM ET. Viewers who link their Call of Duty and Twitch accounts and watch for at least 30 minutes will get a Weapon 2XP token through Twitch Drop.

Call of Duty Endowment Executive Director Dan Goldenberg said that they are excited for US and UK militaries taking part in the CODE Bowl. He shared that it’s going to “be the first time all military branches with esports teams have come together for a spirited competition that also raises awareness for veteran employment, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

USAA Chief Brand Officer Tony Wells noted that CODE Bowl is not only a premier gaming event but also one that had a strong impact. The game helps “place veterans into careers following their military service.”

He added that USSA is more than proud to show its support for the event. At the same time, allowing its involvement in esports celebrates military members and veterans. The engagement also encourages each other to connect via games they love.

While all eight teams are from armed services, each is captained by a popular Call of Duty streamer. There's a kicker too. Each team will get a coach from the Call of Duty League. They’re going to duke it out in a 6v6 multiplayer mode on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The winning team gets the CODE Bowl Trophy, and of course, the bragging rights.

It’s also revealed that CODE Bowl has partnered with Ram Trucks. This will give a 2021 Ram 1500 truck free to a deserving veteran who recently got placed in a job through the assistance of the Endowment.

Like last year’s event, all net proceeds from the tournament will assist veterans to get high-quality jobs. Since 2009, the Endowment has funded the placement of more than 77,000 veterans to meaningful employment. The Endowment hopes to place 100,000 vets by 2024.

Erin Ashley Simon will host with Jess Brohard serving as co-host. Popular steamers Maven and Pacman will serve as commentators.

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