Xbox and The Coalition Announce the Gears Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4 with MLG and Gfinity and a $1,000,000 USD Prize Pool
Today, Xbox and The Coalition announce the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4 where Gears of War players can compete in marquee live open events around the world. Operated by world-class tournament organisers Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity, competitors in the running can receive up to $1,000,000 USD in cash prizes.
Players worldwide can earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional MLG GameBattles online ladders and in daily and weekly tournaments. Gears Pro Points qualify players for the international circuit open LAN events that take place every 1-2 months from the Gears of War 4 game launch in October 2016 to July 2017. The Gears Pro Circuit features more international crossplay and competition than ever before in Gears of War history as top teams from North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania will qualify via Gears Pro Points to be flown around the world to compete against each other at these events.
Gears of War players will enjoy large open events with a double elimination format playing the new Escalation competitive game mode (5v5) on Gears of War 4.
This year’s international circuit includes some exciting stops around the world including London, Paris, Columbus, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. Listing of marquee live events and prize pool breakdown:
|Date||City||Partner||Teams||Prize Pool (USD)|
|November 25-27, 2016||Columbus, USA||MLG||108+||$250,000|
|December 17-18, 2016||London, United Kingdom||Gfinity||32||$100,000|
|Spring 2017||Mexico City, Mexico||Gfinity||32||$75,000|
|Spring 2017||Columbus, USA||MLG||16||$100,000|
|Spring/Summer 2017||Paris, France||Gfinity||32||$75,000|
|Summer 2017||Las Vegas, USA||MLG||108+||$250,000|
Gears of War fans will also be able to purchase cosmetic digital in-game content to support Gears eSports. Plus, Gears eSports will collaborate with popular eSports team organisations to bring their brands into cosmetic digital in-game content that fans can wear and equip. Gears eSports also looks forward to working with local and grassroots tournament organisers on more events during the program where players can have additional opportunities to earn Gears Pro Points.
For more detailed information on the Gears eSports Pro Circuit and online competitions, please visit www.gears.gg. You can also follow us on Twitter at @eSportsGears and @GearsofWar or on Facebook at /GearsofWar as we share more announcements in the coming weeks and months. For more information on MLG and Gfinity, please follow them on Twitter @MLG and @Gfinity, or visit www.mlg.tv or www.gfinity.net.
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