LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This Veteran's Day
weekend Military Gaming League (MGL), in partnership with EFLGG,
will host the U.S. Army and British Army esports teams as they
compete in a Counter Strike: Global Offensive showmatch on
Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pomona Fairplex, California. The tournament, hosted by Military
Gaming League, is a featured event at Player Omega's
first-of-its-kind live fully participatory tour.
"This is going to be a head-to-head battle with two of the best
military esports teams in the world," said Daniel Ball, co-founder of MGL. "This is a
one-of-a-kind event that will not only provide exciting gameplay
but will also raise money and awareness to help our military
members with PTSD and provide suicide prevention support, which has
been a founding principle of MGL."
The IRON WILL campaign aims to raise awareness and educate
veterans, active-duty military and their families about
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide prevention.
Through this shared goal, the IRON WILL campaign joined forces with
MGL to name them their official esports partner.
"After working on the IRON WILL movie, we wanted to do more,"
said Judy Diethelm, Executive
Producer of IRON WILL: Veterans Battle with PTSD and co-founder of
the IRON WILL campaign. "I knew we could extend the messaging
beyond the movie and continue to help veterans in need. By bringing
MGL on as a partner, and utilizing the esports platform, we can
reach that core demographic of 18-40-year olds who are active-duty
military or veterans." Robert Moore,
CEO of Gideon Entertainment and IRON WILL Executive Producer,
added, "We want to raise awareness and provide education about PTSD
in a way that's never been done before. If we can save one life,
we've made a difference."
This weekend's joint military esports show marks the first of
many events for the partners, with proceeds going to benefit Stack
Up's Call to ARMS. Stack Up will be streaming next to the
joint military esports show with a team of U.S. military veteran
and civilian streamers in addition to Twitch and Facebook Gaming
influencers. Monies raised will benefit Call to ARMS, Stack
Up's year-long donation drive that directly supports their mission
of using gaming to support U.S. and allied veterans and active-duty
servicemembers around the world.
Attendees can also partake in open play for Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare alongside these awesome U.S. and U.K. servicemembers.
Active-duty military and veterans can claim a free general
admission ticket to Player Omega by showing their military I.D. at
the guest list tent or by joining Military Gaming League via
their website prior to the event. Tickets are available on a
first-come, first-served basis. The tournament will also be
live-streamed on Twitch, Mixer and Facebook Gaming starting at
10 a.m. PT. "Player Omega is uniting
gamers, esports fans and some of the very best communities in
esports and gaming under one mega-sized tent," Player Omega CEO and
founder Jon Bukosky said. "This weekend will feature some
great competitions but it's also about supporting important causes
and looking ahead to what's coming next for gaming and
Looking to the future, MGL aims to utilize esports and online
gaming as a platform to bring together and reconnect veterans and
active servicemembers. Founded by two members from the military
community, Daniel Ball and
Travis Williams, the MGL community
has the nation's largest pool of veteran and active servicemember
competitive esports athletes, representing the Air Force, Army,
Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy. Targeting the 18-40 demographic,
MGL uses top-of-line technology integration to allow them to
quickly and effectively activate this community around mission and
message-driven esports events that promote healthy social
reconnection and build awareness around PTSD, suicide prevention,
and many other mental health-related issues all too common in the
If you are a veteran or someone who knows a veteran that needs
help, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and
press 1. https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
For more information, visit www.militarygamingleague.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: WagTree / IRON WILL,
Veterans Day Weekend Joint Military Esports Show at Player
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