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Boise State partners with USO for NFL Salute to Service tournament

Boise State partnered with the USO and NFL over the course of two weeks in September to bring esports to the military through a Madden 23 tournament. From September 16-24 over 24 hours of competition were broadcast to the USO’s and Boise State’s Twitch and YouTube pages respectively.  Active duty military members competed on PlayStation and Xbox to get a spot in the tournaments playoffs. These playoffs will take place on Oct. 15 to decide who will go to the grand finals for the tournament.  The top four players advance to the grand finals held in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium.

Many of Boise State’s casters showed impressive endurance for the marathon event. Casters for the event included Michael Fisher, Adam McGuire, and Neal Wiley. The event marked one of the longest continuous broadcast days for Boise State Esports. In particular, Saturday September 17 featured over a whopping 9 hours of competition! Wiley in particular put in the most hours for the event staying on desk for the entirety of the broadcast. You can find a full schedule of future esports events on Boise State Esports university page.

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Adam McGuire and Neal Wiley share some laughs while hosting the USO Salute to Service tournament.

Written by Jacob Palmer