Seventeen teams from ten countries join three fierce IAG contests in the Gobi desert in Korla, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. （Photo/CGTN)
Although the intense matches, there are also friendships being formed.
"I can feel every team's determination to win this game. I'm grateful to have this chance to meet with Chinese soldiers. We also exchanged souvenirs with Chinese soldiers," said Todorov Andrey Vasilevich, a Russian "Clear Sky" team member.
Lieutenant Colonel Okler Yustiz, the commander of Venezuela's "Suvorov attack" team, said they have made friends with many Chinese soldiers during the games, and they also want to use this game to show the friendship between Venezuela and China.
Over 470 referees are overseeing the games. They all took an oath at the launch of the games to ensure the contests go smoothly, with each team having an equal chance of success.
The Chinese army says that the contests will uphold the spirit of fighting, honor and cooperation, and will fulfill the commitment to professionalism, openness and fairness.
These are goals the participants say they will strive for.