For its fifth iteration, Soldier Showdown, a multi-title, cross-platform esports competition for active-duty U.S. service members, has been announced by Complexity Gaming. The Soldier Showdown series emphasizes gaming to foster camaraderie among U.S. Army soldiers as part of an expansion of cooperation with the U.S. Army Installation Management Command’s Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (U.S. Army MWR).
The U.S. Army and Complexity have scaled their collaboration yearly since June 2019. Beginning on May 6, 2023, Soldier Showdown 5 will give U.S. Army members currently on active duty the chance to engage in three months of head-to-head competition in the games Multiversus in May, Rocket League in July, and COD Warzone in September.
In November 2023 at Complexity’s headquarters, the Lenovo Legion Esports Centre at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the top players in each title will proceed to the live finals. The long-standing cooperation between Complexity and the U.S. Army includes Soldier Showdown 5. The tournament series, which is now in its fifth year, emphasizes the commitment of the two to developing teamwork and friendship through gaming.
For the first time in this year’s cooperation, Complexity will use the industry’s top analytics tool, Stream Hatchet, to evaluate the performance of the rivalry. Soldier Showdown 5 is expected to draw more players than previous iterations thanks to the addition of new tools and the finals’ return to the Lenovo Legion Esports Centre following a two-year absence. Moreover, the official Twitch channel of Army Entertainment will stream weekly matchups.