AFCEA International Chapter News
MONTGOMERY CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 23, 2019

Students Enjoy Competing at Esports

In May, the chapter's Young AFCEA Advisory Council (YAAC) and TechMGM hosted their first esports competition, Gump Goes Gaming. Participants from across the city gathered at the new MGMWERX facility to enjoy a night of video games and an opportunity to network. Students from St. James, Park Crossing, Alabama State University, Troy University, and airmen from the Maxwell-Gunter Annex Air Force Base spent the evening competing in the popular games of Call of Duty and Super Smash Bros. Fueled by pizza and soda, players strategically eliminated each other round by round, hoping to win the top cash prize and trophy. At the end of the night, emcee DJ Squared announced a team of airmen as the overall winners. Montgomery YAAC and TechMGM have plans to host more esports competitions. Montgomery, Alabama is rapidly advancing technologically, and these events provide ample opportunity for high school and college students to network and gain exposure to careers in the information technology field. Around 30 individuals participated in this first competition, but with time and the help of hardworking sponsors, more schools and airmen from across the River Region will be involved. This event would not have been possible without the help of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, 26 Network Operations Squadron, Program Executive Officer of the Business Enterprise Systems (PEO BES), the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Top 3, MGMWERX and TechMGM.

Event Photographs:

In May, competitors in the chapter's first esports event pose for a group photo.
In May, competitors in the chapter's first esports event pose for a group photo.
The teams play Call of Duty at the May esports event.
The teams play Call of Duty at the May esports event.
Players gather to watch teams compete at Super Smash Brothers during the May esports event.
Players gather to watch teams compete at Super Smash Brothers during the May esports event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Brandy Silvers
3344163812

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