Complexity Gaming, U.S. Army Partner to Integrate Esports into Program for Soldiers

The partnership will let Complexity Gaming players and U.S. Army soldiers walk a mile in each other's boots—and gaming chairs.

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Frisco-based Complexity Gaming is joining forces with the U.S. Army to give soldiers a glimpse into competitive gaming and Complexity players a taste of a soldier’s day-to-day life.

The partnership between complexity and the Army’s Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program will integrate esports into the program’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program and will kick off this weekend at Fort Bliss near El Paso. Roughly 39,000 troops are stationed at Fort Bliss.

“Partnering with the U.S. Army and its BOSS program is a proud moment for the Complexity organization,” Complexity Chief Revenue Officer Daniel Herz said in a statement. “It has been incredibly humbling to help design a program of shared experiences that supports our U.S. service members through esports.”

Through Sunday, Complexity athletes will live and train like U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Bliss in a three-day intensive boot camp in which players will participate in military-style drills alongside active-duty service members. 

The program will generate unique shared experiences and onsite activations both at Complexity’s headquarters and on U.S. Army installations to immerse the soldiers into the world of competitive gaming while exposing Complexity players to soldiers’ day-to-day life.

In the program, Complexity said that soldiers will have the opportunity to go head-to-head with Complexity professionals, competing in some of the most popular game titles.

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The newly opened GameStop Performance Center at The Star in Frisco. [Photo: Courtesy Complexity Gaming]

“This program is a great opportunity for BOSS. Soldiers will experience what it takes to become an esports professional, which I believe aligns with the pillars of the BOSS program,” Staff Sgt. Adrian Mooney, Department of the Army BOSS representative, said in a statement. “This opportunity promotes healthy competition as well as builds new bridges for future events and programs.”

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is a member of Complexity’s ownership group. In May, Complexity Gaming officially opened the doors to its new headquarters at Jones’ The Star in Frisco and introduced The GameStop Performance Center. 

Army personnel will visit Complexity for gaming boot camp

Selected U.S. Army personnel will join Complexity athletes on June 28-30, for a gaming boot camp at The GameStop Performance Center at The Star.

There, the soldiers will work with Complexity staff and professionals to develop important gaming skills in the center’s cognitive Mind Gym, state-of-the-art training rooms, decompression porch, and more. 

Complexity said that the soldiers’ in-game training at the GameStop center will end with an esports tournament where the top 15 gamers will compete for awards live on Army Entertainment’s Twitch channel.

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