The Dallas Mavericks’ esports team, Mavs Gaming, recently teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project to highlight how video games help veterans. A Zoom call was held towards the end of May where WWP veterans explained how gaming helped them deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and overcome mental health issues.
“The other gamers and veterans shared their life stories and their personal reasons to get into gaming and how it has helped them over the years. The stories shared by both sides helped forge a connection as everyone joined a private game of Call of Duty Cold War,” writes Daniel Ruppert of Fansided. “The first game up was a fun, party-style game, called Prop Hunt. In Prop Hunt one team is disguised as objects and tries to hide from the other team who is hunting them down. The laughs and discussion were just the start of some lasting friendships.”
Following the Zoom call, members of Mavs Gaming joined members of the Wounded Warrior Project in some friendly video game competitions. Both organizations took part in several Call of Duty: Cold War matches.
Mavs Gaming is the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. The team was first created in May of 2017.