Esports gaming platforms take off in Air Force – GCN.com

Esports gaming platforms take off in Air Force – GCN.com

Space Force gamer (Air Force Gaming/YouTube)

Esports gaming platforms take off in Air Force

In November 2020, Air Force Gaming made its debut as the global gaming and esports hub for the Air Force. The intramural program for service members in the Air and Space Forces began with the Air Force Gaming League connecting players and teams from the eight U.S. bases under the Air Force Global Strike Command. The league features a Discord community and competitive “pop-up” opportunities for service members; the goal is to eventually cover every base in the Air Force. 

More than 80% of Airmen ages 18 to 35 identify as gamers, playing between four and 10 hours per week, Col. Marc Adair, the Air Force Service Center’s director of operations, said at the launch. Until recently, though, there was no scalable framework or unified competition structure for players in the Air or Space Forces to connect through games.

“Air Force Gaming’s mission is to create an inclusive gaming organization for Airmen of all ages, ranks, and backgrounds,” he said. “We are confident that
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