My Coast Guard
Commentary | March 23, 2022

Active duty gamers here’s your opportunity to represent the Coast Guard 

By Chief Warrant Officer 4 Allyson E.T. Conroy, MyCG Staff

Calling all gamers! If you are interested in gaming events and would like to compete with other military members, you may have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming inaugural Warrior Fest Esports Championship Series. 

This championship series consists of three gaming events where military teams compete and unite with a diverse group of amateur gamers and viewers.  

How to get involved  

The Community Services Command (CSC) Morale, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) partnered with the Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) to create Coast Guard Gaming (CGG). This aligns with Department of Defense (DoD) services esports programs in an effort to support readiness, retention, and resiliency within the service. 

Within this inclusive gaming community all ages, ranks, and backgrounds have an opportunity to come together to share fun gaming experiences. It forms positive relationships, enhances the competitive spirit, and improves esprit de corps. 

Last year the Warrior GMR Foundation staged its first gaming event, the Rugby Town Sevens Esports Cup, which featured an in-person competition between all military branches. The competition was held in conjunction with the annual Armed Forces Sports Rugby Championship paving the way for military gaming possibilities. It was the first event for CGG finishing second place in the tournament. 

If you are interested, you should join the CGG community to keep up with the latest developments for the advertised schedule and other virtual gaming opportunities. CGG moderators will manage all inquiries via the Discord channel.  

Where 

The Warrior GMR Foundation will host the inaugural Warrior Fest Esports Championship Series in 2022. In addition to the Warrior Fest, CGRC has partnered with Philly E-Sports to host a live Coast Guard recruiting event, and Air Force Gaming will host an Armed Forces Championship.  

Active duty members who are interested in applying should join the CGG Discord to learn about opportunities and online qualifiers. Once your command endorses your request, CGG moderators who manage the channel will advise CGRC of team selections. 

If you are chosen to represent the Coast Guard in the as part of the CGC, the service will fund your participation in the following events:  

  • April 2 – CGC Philly E-Sports Tournament, Philadelphia 
  • May 26-31 – Armed Forces Esports Championship, San Antonio, Texas. 
  • June 3-6 – Warrior GMR Series 1, Los Angeles 
  • July 15-18 – Warrior GMR Series 2, Chicago 
  • Aug. 17-22 – Warrior GMR Series Finale, Glendale, Colo. 

The Warrior GMR Foundation's mission is to promote physical, psychological, and social wellness through intergenerational, recreational gaming.  

Commands, if you have questions or concerns, please email Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kenneth Collins.  

Resources:  

Coast Guard Gaming Participation in 2022 Esports Competitions ALCGPSC 041/22