Army recruiting esports gamers for next generation of U.S. soldiers

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 22:25 in Mathematics & Economics

The U.S. Army is looking beyond recruiting ads, as it tries to pitch itself to a new audience: gamers. The audience for competitive gaming, also know as esports, is expected to rival the NFL by 2022 with as many as 300 million people. Tony Dokoupil met with with the Army’s new recruiting commander about how he hopes to turn virtual fighters into real warriors.

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