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Commentary | Nov. 2, 2021

DEADLINE: Represent the Coast Guard in the upcoming Call of Duty tournament 

By MyCG Staff

The deadline to register or the Activision Blizzard Call of Duty Endowment Bowl (C.O.D.E.) qualifier event is this Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Uniformed members are invited to bring their enthusiasm for gaming this esports to this exciting esports competition.  

Contingent upon a positive command endorsement, four top players will receive an invitation to represent the Coast Guard esports team in competition against other military services, traveling to a live event at the USS Intrepid Museum in New York City from Dec. 7-11, 2021.  

How to participate in the qualifier: 

Members who would like to compete in the online qualifier should email Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kenneth Collins (kenneth.collins@uscgmwr.org) with the subject line “CG ESPORTS CODE BOWL” to receive registration guidance. The subject line must be correct to generate automated email responses. The deadline to apply for the online qualifier is Nov. 5, 2021 

Obtaining command endorsement 

If chosen to represent the Coast Guard, Community Services Command (CSC) and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) will contact commands to verify approvals and availability to travel before sending player invitations.  

Commands are highly encouraged to support high-performing applicants in the online qualifier, which is open to active-duty personnel and reservist serving on active-duty orders through end of December 2021. 

About the tournament:  

The third annual competition is presented by USAA and benefits the Call of Duty Endowment. Service members from the United States and the British Armed Forces will team up with elite Call of Duty streamers to compete in a tournament-style competition. Teams go head-to-head in the latest version of Call of Duty and the competition is broadcast to millions of people live through an in-studio program that will track the action across the official Call of Duty channels on major streaming platforms. 

The esports opportunity was championed by the CSC MWR, partnering with the Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) to host an online qualifier.  

In recent years, the other military services have brought esports into their MWR and recruiting programs to support readiness, retention, and resiliency within the service. The C.O.D.E. Bowl will be our second event in this growing activity, following a runner-up finish in the Armed Forces Rugby Town esports Cup held in Glendale, Colo.   

The Coast Guard’s esports program mission is to create an inclusive gaming community where all ages, ranks, and backgrounds can come together and share fun gaming experiences. It helps form positive relationships, enhance competitive spirit, and improve morale.  

Travel considerations: 

CGRC will fund travel to the event for the members chosen. Participation in the in-person event will only be authorized for fully vaccinated personnel.  

New York's Emergency Executive Order No. 225 requires patrons of the Intrepid Museum to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before entering the premises. 

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