Thursday, November 15, 2018

The U.S. Army Turns to Esports as It Fails to Meet Its Recruitment Targets

The U.S. Army is getting into the world of eSports after failing to meet its recruitment target for the first time in more than 10 years.

The hope is that the move to eSports will help the Army connect with young people, after falling short of its 76,500 target by 6.500 recruits, reports Stars and Stripes. The U.S. Army is also putting together a "functional fitness" team to compete in CrossFit events that will serve the same purpose.

A Tekken tournament has already been scheduled, and going by the titles listed on the online application form, it looks like there are plans to form teams for Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch, FIFA, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Madden, and NBA 2K.

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