Let the games begin! The greatest military branch in the world—the U.S. Army and the best gaming and entertainment platform in the world—IGN, joined forces and created the IGN Best Sports Video Games Showdown Pop Up Party presented by the U.S. Army 

Sheen Magazine was On The Scene to spectate the U.S. Army showcasing how the opportunities are endless within the military branches ranks and how you can Be All You Can Be—from Infantry to IGN. Be All You Can Be was one of the original tried, and true Army mottos and it’s returning as part of the U.S. Army’s rebrand, to remind prospective soldiers that while the training is intense and the possibility of deployments exists, there are a lot of exciting ways to create the military experience you desire. Four years ago, Staff Sergeant Christopher “Goryn” Jones—founder of the U.S. Army Esports Team (USAE), did just that and made his professional gamer dreams come true while serving and thus, created an experience that soldiers can participate in while soldiering. 

Call of Duty Esports Commentator— Loviel “Velly” Cardwell hosted the showdown at the Skillshot Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Him and the IGN Team gave away an arsenal of prizes from IGN swag—hoodies, t-shirts, drawstring bags, hats and water bottles to the grand prizes of a PS5 and Xbox Series X. ATL sports gamers got the opportunity to go toe to toe with Professional Gamer—Joseph “Joe Wo” Wohala in several stage competition one on one’s, playing games such as: Gran Turismo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Rocket League, in which the winners got the victory of beating a pro gamer and acquiring the latest wireless Xbox controller. After 624,620 votes, IGN’s Ultimate Sports Video Games Showdown Contest crowned a winner—Mario Kart 8. Nintendo’s powerhouse racer won the title for Best Sports Video Game of All Time out of 32 other games. 

If you’re considering joining the @usarmy, head to your nearest recruiters office. For more information on the US Army Esports (USAE) Team follow @usarmyesports and to keep up with the latest and greatest in gaming, head over to @igndotcom on Social Media