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Professional gamer coming to Fort Hood as highlight for e-sports expo

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 18:55:53-04

FORT HOOD, TX — "Madden NFL" professional gamer Drini Gjoka will make an appearance at Fort Hood as part of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's first e-sports expo.

Gjoka, a two-time "Madden NFL" world champion and Complexity professional gamer, is set to take part in a meet-and-greet as part of the Soldier E-sports Showdown, happening on October 25 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exchange Clear Creek Shopping Center, Bldg. 4250, on Clear Creek Road.

Fort Hood is also hosting the Soldier E-sports Showdown Madden Tournament on October 26.

Gjoka's appearance is the highlight of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's first e-sports expo, which will also feature demonstrations from various gaming brands including Acer, MSI, and Sony.

Fort Hood says soldiers contribute to the Army mission in a variety of career fields that draw on gaming skills, such as digital security and technology support. Gaming tournaments and events like the Soldier E-sports Showdown bring excitement to the military community while drawing awareness to the growing focus on E-sports.