The gaming computer company Alienware will host a competition between the different branches of the U.S. military dubbed the “Battle of the Branches,” and will include a team from Fort Hood.

Teams comprised of service members from 10 military installations will play the game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” to determine which one is the champion Alienware gaming installation in the United States.

Participating installations will be Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Army posts Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Hood; Fort Benning, Georgia; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; and Naval Air Force Base San Diego.

Each installation will host competitions with winning teams earning a $1,000 prize. Teams that win at the installation level will advance and have a chance to win $5,000 and earn the title of the 2017 Branch Battle Champion.

Those affiliated with the military who live near the installations can register to play until July 4 at

Alienware is also offering a 10 percent military discount for the magazine PC Gamer and can be accessed at using the code AWBranchBattle. | 254-501-7553

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