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The Inaugural Warrior GMR VA Duel of Champions: Gaming for a Cause - Ashburn, VA

2023 Warrior GMR Event Series: Are you game?


Sun. Sep 17, 2023, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET



The Outer Limits Gaming Lounge

44933 George Washington Boulevard

Suite 155

Ashburn, VA





Embark on a unique Esports journey this September with the groundbreaking "Warrior GMR VA Duel of Champions." This exciting two-day event is an unprecedented collaboration between the Warrior GMR Foundation, Active Duty Military Branches, Howard University Esports, and The VA's Center For Minority Veterans. This innovative tournament sets a new bar in the Esports arena, spotlighting the underserved and Veteran communities. 

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, participants will be plunged into the thrilling world of Rocket League,  a high-octane sports game that merges the exhilaration of football with the thrill of rocket-powered cars, making every match a gravity-defying battle of skill and strategy. Watch as Veterans and civilians demonstrate their skill, tenacity, and teamwork in this intense competition, echoing the fighting spirit and resilience that defines our servicemen and women.

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the gaming thrill continues with a "Smash Bros Open" tournament. Opening its doors to local colleges, high schools, and the veteran community, this event is an open invitation to showcase your skills and compete in one of the most beloved fighting games of all time. Witness the high-spirited competition as students and Veterans go controller-to-controller in a series of dynamic battles.

Saturday, September 16, 2023:

 Esports Cup

Game: Rocket League


  • Howard University
  • US Military Academy (West Point)
  • US Naval Academy (Annapolis)
  • Shenandoah University
  • Howard University Army ROTC
  • Howard University Navy ROTC
  • Veteran Teams

Operation: Victory Royale 

  • US Space Force
  • US Air Force
  • US Coast Guard
  • US Navy
  • US Army
  • Regiment Gaming


  • Team Warm-Ups: 9:00 A.M. 
  • Event Kickoff: 10:00 A.M. 
  • Awards Ceremony: 6:00 P.M. 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

  • VIP Reception (Invitation Only) 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 
  • Smash Bros Open Tournament: 1:00 P.M. to  5:00 P.M.
    • Open tournament for high schools, VA Partners and colleges. 
    • Amazon gift cards for the top five winners of the Smash Bros Open Tournament.

Sat. Sep 16, 2023, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET

Sun. Sep 17, 2023, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET