Xbox and The Coalition are not playing around when it comes to supporting and helping further the growth of Gears of War eSports. Just as we’ve seen in the recent past with numerous Gears of War 4 eSports events announced as well as just finishing up; the trend is seeming to continue on as things are just getting started for the competitive Gears of War community.
The latest Gears of War 4 eSports event has been announced to be taking place in Europe, in London to be more specific. Both Gfinity and MLG are set to join forces to produce the event, which is currently being advertised as the “Biggest European Gears of War 4 eSport event of the year.” This is one teams won’t want to miss out on, as the event will be the first Gfinity stop as part of the Gears eSports Pro Circuit.
To get a bit more into the specifics, the event will feature 32 teams all competing for their share of $150,00 as well as pro points. The event will be taking place within the Gfinity Arena & Studios, where both competitors and spectators will be able to experience the heat of the competition within a fitting venue.
The announcement also contained the following details regarding the Gears Pro Circuit:
The Gears eSports Pro Circuit will feature more international cross-play and competition than ever before in Gears of War history, as the most talented teams from North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania are flown around the world.
This year’s international circuit will feature large open events, a double elimination format and the brand new, Gears of War 4 competitive game mode, Escalation (5v5).
The Gears Pro Circuit is an 18+ program. For live events, competitors must be 18 years of age or older. Exceptions may be made for players 16 & 17 years of age with a parental consent form. Spectators must be 13 years of age or older with parental consent form, and spectators under 16 years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Online competitions may be entered by players 13+ with the supervised purchase from a parent or guardian for any players under the age of 18. Subject to change.
The following schedule, which is subject to change, has also been released for the London event.
December 10th, 2016: Starts at 10:00 am (doors open 9:30 am), finishes at 10:00 pm
December 11th, 2016: Starts at 10:00 am (doors open 9:30 am), finishes at 10:00 pm
Prize Pool (USD): $150,000
Lot’s of information is likely to be revealed soon, but you can read up on the official announcement by viewing it here.