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The United States Army eSports Team is a competition team of the U.S. Army. Its members are drawn from the Regular Army and Army Reserves.


This team will be part of the Marketing and Engagement Brigade based at Fort Knox. They will operate much like the Golden Knights and the Army Marksmanship Unit to create awareness about the Army and the opportunities it provides.

This team will represent the Army in competitions and events across the nation.


Soldiers have expressed a strong desire to represent the Army in competitive gaming. They have shown Army leaders how gaming can help us connect to young people and show them a side of Soldiers they may not expect. This initiative will help make our Soldiers more visible and relatable to today's youth.

Members of the eSports outreach teams are not recruiters. They will be in a support role to help young people see Soldiers in a different light and understand the many different roles people can have in the Army. They will help the Army address the growing disconnect with society.

Competitive online gaming will be part of the duties of the eSports team. Soldiers on this team will travel to various events and compete for the Army. 


The outreach team members will receive the same pay and benefits as other Soldiers of equal rank across the Army. All expenses associated with certifications, competitions and other requirements of the job will be paid by the Army. 



Army eSports Team
Army eSports Team resumes live streaming
By | Aug. 14, 2020
The U.S. Army eSports Team resumes live streaming on its Twitch channel today after a five-week pause to review and update internal policies and procedures.

Members of the Army eSports team compete in various tournaments across the country.  The Army eSports Team started in 2018 to help the Army find new ways to connect with qualified individuals who may not be aware of career opportunities in the military.
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)
Army esports marketing giveaways include consoles, controllers
By | July 20, 2020
The Army eSports Team, a relatively new recruiting outreach initiative, uses giveaways of gaming chairs, consoles and controllers as a tool to generate interest among individuals who may be qualified for a career in the Army.

As a Green Beret, Sgt. 1st Class Joshua David deployed four times with his Special Forces Team. Despite the high tempo Army Special Operations Forces lifestyle, David never lost his love for gaming and continued to keep up with the latest first person shooters, like Call of Duty and the game that really started it all for him, Halo.
Gamer Turned Green Beret and Back Again
By Joe Barker | April 24, 2020
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua David's journey from gamer to Green Beret comes full circle when he makes the Army eSports Team.

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Esports Team compete.
U.S. Army Esports Team expands virtual outreach
By Amanda Surmeier | April 10, 2020
While the U.S. Army Esports Team already spends much of its time in the digital space it has increased its online presence in support of current operations. As people work through this period of social distancing, the team is stepping up their game to provide more content and engagement on its digital platforms.

Sgt. David Blose competes online in Rainbow Six Siege as a representative of the Army Esports Team at the USA Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 25, 2019.
Elite gaming: Army engages youth in esports
By Devon L. Suits | July 24, 2019
A loud cadence of gunfire echoed throughout the compound as the enemy-attacking force — a team of five operators — breached through the second floor.  Unfazed by the commotion overhead, Sgt. David Blose maintained his composure as he crouched in a corner to hold his defensive position. Any "noob," or rookie, would have charged upstairs to engage the enemy — but not Blose.