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Launches Competitive Coding Team in the CodeCombat AI League

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Coding--Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker Eugenio Debez has partnered with CodeCombat to create a competitive coding team. As one of Mexico's best-known stars and one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America, Eugenio is passionate about getting the Hispanic community engaged with computer science.

“It is important to me to see Latino boys and girls represented in this space,” said Eugenio Derbez, “Coding is the language of the future and if we want to be a part of that future then we need to get our kids coding.”

Eugenio brings one of his most iconic characters, Armando Hoyos, to the esports league as a playable hero. Modeled after the comedian’s intellectual alter ego, fans that join Team DerBezt will have exclusive access.

“We launched the CodeCombat AI League as a way to bring coding education to all students in a fun and exciting esports format,” said Nick Winter, CodeCombat CEO. “Partnering with Eugenio will help us reach Latinx students across the globe, allowing them to realize that coding and computer science are pathways for them, too.”

Season 1 of the CodeCombat AI League launched in January 2021 and culminates in the finals competition in April. Kids will have the opportunity to learn to code real Python and JavaScript while playing a game.

About CodeCombat AI League

The CodeCombat AI League is the first of its kind, where you don’t just play the game, you code it! Program your team of A.I. heroes in asynchronous or real-time head-to-head matches. Your code powers the strategies and tactics in battle. Sign up to access competitive multiplayer arenas, global and team specific leaderboards, and global coding championships. Showcase your coding skills and take home great prizes. JOIN NOW!

About Eugenio Derbez

Eugenio Derbez is one of Mexico's best-known stars. He’s the writer, director, and producer of some of the most popular TV shows in Latin America including "Al Derecho y al Derbez", "XHDRBZ" and "La Familia P.Luche", which is one of Univision's most successful sitcoms. Eugenio has appeared in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films including "Sangre de mi Sangre", which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, the indie smash hit "Under the Same Moon" ("La Misma Luna"), "Girl in Progress", and "Instructions Not Included". He can most recently be seen in the award-winning Sundance hit, “Coda”. Eugenio Derbez is also the co-founder and CEO of the film and TV production company 3Pas Studios. With 3Pas, Eugenio produced and starred in the films "Overboard" and "How to be a Latin Lover." He is also producing and set to co-star in the upcoming Apple TV+ series "Acapulco."


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