ALCGPSC 041/22 - COAST GUARD GAMING PARTICIPATION IN 2022 ESPORTS COMPETITIONS

CWO3 Kenneth Collins

Mar 22, 2022

Active Duty members interested in applying should join the CGG Discord to learn about opportunities and online qualifiers.

ALCGPSC 041/22

SUBJ: COAST GUARD GAMING PARTICIPATION IN 2022 ESPORTS COMPETITIONS

1. The Community Services Command (CSC) Morale, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) partnered with the Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) to align the Coast Guard with the other services esports programs to support readiness, retention, and resiliency within the service. The commands established Coast Guard Gaming (CGG) to create an inclusive gaming community where all ages, ranks, and backgrounds can come together and share fun gaming experiences. It forms positive relationships, enhances the competitive spirit, and improves esprit de corps.

2. In 2021, the Warrior GMR Foundation staged its first gaming event, the RugbyTown 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 and has paved the way for military gaming possibilities. It was the first event for CGG, who made an impressive showing and finished second place in the tournament.

3. The Warrior GMR Foundation will host the inaugural Warrior Fest Esports Championship Series in 2022, consisting of three gaming events where military teams compete and unite with a diverse group of amateur gamers and viewers. In addition to the Warrior Fest, CGRC has partnered with Philly E-Sports to host a live CG recruiting event, and Air Force Gaming will host an Armed Forces Championship.

4. CGRC will fund the members chosen to represent the Coast Guard teams in the following FY22 events.
a. 2 April: CGG Philly E-Sports Tournament, Philadelphia, PA.
b. 26-31 May: Armed Forces Esports Championship, San Antonio, TX.
c. 3-6 June: Warrior GMR Series 1, Los Angeles, CA.
d. 15-18 July: Warrior GMR Series 2, Chicago, IL.
e. 17-22 August: Warrior GMR Series Finale, Glendale, CO.

5. Active Duty members interested in applying should join the CGG Discord to learn about opportunities and online qualifiers. CGG moderators manage the channel and advise CGRC of team selections upon command endorsements. Interested gamers can access the CGG Discord through personal devices at the link below.

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https://www.coastguardmwr.org/cggaming

6. Gamers 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. Commands may submit questions or concerns to the CSC MWR POC: CWO3 Kenneth Collins; kenneth.collins@uscgmwr.org.

7. The Warrior GMR Foundation's mission is to promote physical, psychological, and social wellness through intergenerational, recreational gaming. You can learn more about the foundation by visiting the following website.

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https://warriorgmrfoundation.org/

8. Released: CAPT J. C. Vann, Acting Commander, Personnel Service Center. The Service Center for our most important resource - Our People.

9. Internet release authorized.