Wounded Warrior Project is hosting its largest-ever gaming tournament to date on Sunday.
Registration to compete in the one-day Apex Legends tournament is free and open to all gamers. The 2-round, Apex Legends PC tournament on July 19 includes a qualifier round of three matches, then the top 20 teams from those matches move on to a final round of four matches, earning points based on placement and kills.
“This tournament reflects the passion of a large group of our warriors who are staying engaged through gaming,” said WWP live streaming and gaming specialist Matt Twigg in a release. “We’ve been able to connect with so many of them virtually through gaming nights and our Discord channel, especially during this time of social distancing. We hope all gamers will join us and play to support this great cause.”
The tournament is sponsored by HyperX, Rip It Energy and Swanwick, and will be live-streamed on Twitch by both Super League and WWP, according to the release. Participants have the chance to win prizes and giveaways, including a new PlayStation 4, paddleboard, gaming headset and more.
The tournament is part of WWP’s "Stream to Serve" initiative, which gives gamers the opportunity to stream and play what they love and change the lives of wounded warriors at the same time. For every $150 raised, one mental health session is provided for a veteran.
“We know how powerful a tool gaming can be when it comes to developing meaningful personal connections. While the gameplay results will be exciting, the human results will last well beyond the tournament,” said Matt Edelman, chief commercial officer of Super League Gaming. “It is awesome to be able to help support American heroes, tapping into their healthy spirit of competition and desire to meet other veterans while playing a game they love.”
All donations made during gameplay will support warriors who are helped by WWP programs and initiatives. Warriors never pay a penny for any WWP program or service.