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​​​​​​​Air Force Gaming to Host America’s First-Ever Federally Sanctioned Esports Event at FORCECON

​​​​​​​Armed Forces Sports Championship featuring Halo: Infinite and two more esports competitions are part of epic Memorial Day Weekend event
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (April 26, 2022) – Air Force Gaming, a program designed to digitally connect Airmen and Guardians through their shared love of gaming, announced the Armed Forces Sports Championship featuring Halo: Infinite will be a premier esports competition taking place as part of FORCECON, a massive military gaming and tech event celebrating the intersection of gaming, technology, innovation, education and the United States Armed Forces. 

FORCECON will take place over Memorial Day weekend at the new Tech Port Center + Arena, and ASM Global managed facility located in San Antonio, Texas., and features three live esports competitions with the Armed Forces Sports Championship on May 28. This free-to-attend, one-day double-elimination tournament for Halo: Infinite is the United States’ first-ever federally sanctioned and recognized esports competition. Teams from each branch are set to face-off, including: 

FORCECON is hosted by Port San Antonio and ASM Global at the new Tech Port Center + Arena, the most advanced innovation and esports event center in Texas. The inaugural event includes two more esports competitions including the $10K Halo Showdown and Air Force Gaming Minor League Championships on Sunday, May 29. 

The $10K Halo Showdown is powered by Rally Cry, a technology company programming organized gaming for players of all ages and skill levels, and gives attendees the opportunity to purchase a team pass to compete in the open-to-all competition and earn championship glory before a live and livestreamed audience on Twitch and Youtube.

Finalists from the Air Force Gaming Minor League spring season will compete live on stream in Rocket League and Fortnite. 

"There isn’t a better vehicle to make esports history than through the official Armed Forces Sports programming and as host of the first ever federally recognized esports sporting event,” US Air Force Captain Oliver Parsons said. “The collaboration between the Dept of the Air Force's gaming tech & esports event provider, Rally Cry, the game changing venue, Tech Port Center + Arena, the world-class supporter & military advocate, Space Force Association, and the unity between every US military branch is going to make for a meaningful and memorable event.”

About Air Force Gaming

Air Force Gaming is a program founded to digitally connect Airmen and Guardians through their shared love of gaming. Housed under the Air Force Services Center, AFG is focused on supporting the Department of the Air Force's resiliency and retention efforts through the creation of a global esports effort that brings Airmen and Guardians together through community experiences and competitive leagues. AFG's program is powered by Rally Cry, a company dedicated to delivering esports to everyone through recreational sports leagues for video games.

About Rally Cry

Rally Cry, a technology company located in Southern California, is programming organized gaming for players of all ages and skill levels. Founded by esports veteran Adam Rosen, who previously built the largest collegiate esports organization in North America, the company is creating an organized way for gamers to connect, play and compete with each other. The company’s engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and lifelong gamers believe gaming is a force for good. Rally Cry has delivered competitive gaming opportunities as a partner of several respected organizations including the US Air Force, US Space Force, Boy Scouts of America, Learfield, Van Wagner and National Football League. 

About Tech Port Center + Arena

Located in San Antonio, TX, Tech Port Center + Arena is the most technologically advanced entertainment venue in the world. Opening in Spring 2022, this $70 million, 130,000 square foot facility will reshape entertainment with world-class live concerts, performances, esports, conventions and more.  Located just 10 minutes from downtown, the venue is readily accessible to the San Antonio metro area's 2.6 million residents and represents the future of public and private events. For more information, visit www.techportarena.com.

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