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The North American esports organization Evil Geniuses will be helping out the US Navy in the creation of a six-episode content series focussed around “the development of the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive team for America’s Navy.”
A program that started on 15th March observed Evil Geniuses CS:GO squad helping out the US Navy’s first esports team ‘Goats & Glory’ by short-listing and training a group of highly-skilled Sailors.
In addition to this, a content series will also be made featuring Evil Geniuses players immersed in the world of the US Navy, as the two exchange tips on “teamwork, training mental dexterity, and discover how their skills as gamers can easily translate to careers in the Navy.”
This series being filmed will contain everything from “skill shots to fails, and fans will be able to watch via YouTube and Twitter.”
The collaboration extends over to the two organizations working together at the TwitchCon event taking place in September at San Diego, where “Evil Geniuses’ team members will play with fans throughout the event, adding Sailors to their squad and broadcasting special Squad Streams live from the event.”
Nicole LaPointe Jameson - CEO of Evil Geniuses says that,
“It’s an incredible honor to partner with America’s Navy as they take this step forward into esports. We are humbled to stand shoulder to shoulder with this incredible institution, and we can’t wait to show our fans what comes next.”
Capt. Matt Boren - Chief Marketing Officer at Navy Recruiting Command also had a few words to say,
“Partnering with the Evil Geniuses provides the Navy a unique opportunity to engage with some of the world’s top gamers and improve relatability with prospective Sailors.
The skill sets utilized by Evil Geniuses – problem analysis, risk assessment, sensory perception and split-second decision-making – are the same skill sets required to succeed in critical Navy career fields, such as nuclear engineering, aviation, special warfare, cryptology and counterintelligence.”