HomeAbout USARECMarketing and Engagement BrigadeU.S. Army Esports Team

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. 



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.

Sgt. Nicole Ortiz, an Infromation Technology Specialist and U.S. Army Esports team member, poses for a group photo with attendees during the Salt Lake Gaming Con in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-29. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Meaux)
Army debuts its newest Esports Semi
By Sgt. 1st Class Reshema G. Sherlock | July 3, 2019
The U.S. Army debuted its Esports Semi at the Salt Lake Gaming Con in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-29.

More than 6,500 Soldiers have already applied to join the Army esports team, which was created to boost recruiting efforts in the gaming community.
Thousands apply to join new Army esports team
By Sean Kimmons, Army News Service | Jan. 25, 2019
Over 6,500 Soldiers are already hoping to be part of a new Army esports team that will compete in video game tournaments nationwide in an effort to attract potential recruits.