Evil Geniuses just announced a partnership with America’s Navy which will include a six-episode video content series. Additionally, it will also have a mentorship from the esports organization. This isn’t the Navy’s first foray into esports either. They’ve already formed their own CS:GO team. But now Evil Genius’s own CS:GO team will train and advise the force’s players.
A video series to start
As part of this partnership, they will air a six-episode YouTube and Twitch video series. This follows the partnership between the North American organization and the Navy’s Goats & glory professional team. Both sides will share insight from their own respective careers, while also helping one another to learn.
In a release that followed this announcement, Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO of Evil Geniuses said, “It’s an incredible honor to partner with America’s Navy as they take this step forward into esports. As one of the industry’s founding and most storied teams, EG has a legacy of excellence, teamwork, and discipline—values we are proud to share with the Navy. We are humbled to stand shoulder to shoulder with this incredible institution, and we can’t wait to show our fans what comes next.”
A partnership grows
As part of this partnership, they will also activate at September’s TwitchCon event in San Diego. Both Evil Geniuses and Goats & Glory will appear at the Navy’s psace at the show. They will also play together in live “Squad Stream” Twitch streams to show off their teamwork.
Said Capt. Matt Boren, Chief Marketing Officer at Navy Recruiting Command, “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 utilised 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.”
This is just another opportunity in a long line of events where the Navy has found a new home. The Navy already engaged in DreamHack and ESL on an alliance in February.
It’s your turn U.S. Army. How are you going to respond and up the ante?