Oct 6 2016 - 6:27 pm

Esports Supporter Pack Announced for Gears of War 4

Gears players will be able to support esports with in-game purchases starting October 16.
Contributing Writer

Continuing to show a commitment to Gears of War esports, today The Coalition announced the "Esports Supporter Pack" for Gears of War 4. For $9.99 USD, players can purchase the pack with all proceeds going to support the Gears esports program.

Every purchase of the pack gives players five card slots, including Black Steel items that are unique to the Esports Supporter Pack. Here's what every Esports Supporter Pack includes:

1. Escalation Bounty or Gears Esports Emblem
2. Gears Esports Black Steel Cog Character or Gears Esports Black Steel Weapon Skin
3. Gears Esports Black Steel Cog Character or Gears Esports Black Steel Weapon Skin
4. Customization item from the Gears of War 4 Card Pool (Character, Weapon Skin, or Emblem)
5. Customization item from the Gears of War 4 Card Pool (Character, Weapon Skin, or Emblem)

With support like this from the developers and crowdfunding from its community via in-game purchases, it looks to be a good year ahead for Gears esports.


What do you think of the crowdfunding and early support for Gears esports? Let us know in the comments below and follow @GAMURScom on Twitter for further esports coverage.

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Feb 18 2017 - 8:02 pm

GPC Atlantic City Open sells out in less than 24 hours

Gears esports returns to the Tri-State area.
Image via Joe Brady
Contributing Writer

Tickets for the next event in the Gears of War Pro Circuit, the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open, have sold out in under 24 hours. From March 31 to April 2, the best Gears esports players in the world will gather in Atlantic City, New Jersey to compete for their share of a $200,000 prize pool.

Over 48 teams will compete amongst the world's best teams, such as OpTic Gaming, eUnited, Echo Fox, Ghost Gaming, Enigma6 Group and the Mexico City Open champions, Team EnVyUs.

Gears esports has an immensely large player base located on the east coast, particularly the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which kept the competitive scene alive throughout the lifespan of Gears of War 3, which received minimal developer support.

Team passes went on sale at 6:00 p.m. EST yesterday (Feb. 17), and were sold out by 2:00 p.m. EST today (Feb. 18), which is roughly 20 hours.

Pool play roster submissions must be in by Monday, March 13 at 3:00 a.m. EST, while open bracket teams have until March 27, at 3:00 a.m. EST to submit their roster.

The venue will be announced next week as a part of a larger sponsorship announcement.


Are you excited for this event? Let us know by tweeting us @GAMURScom.

Jan 12 2017 - 2:34 am

OpTic Headlines Group A in Mexico City

Groups for Mexico City were announced today, with OpTic headlining Group A.
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Groups for the Mexico City LAN were announced today on stream after the return of Gears Fight Night. Each group appears to be evenly balanced, except for Group B, which will feature two of the top-five teams.


Group A:

OpTic Gaming

Enigma6

Onslaught Esports

Open Bracket Team


Group B:

Echo Fox

Splyce

Panda Global

Open Bracket Team


Group C:

Team EnVyUs

Epsilon Esports

Heavenlyz

Open Bracket Team 


Group D:

eUnited

Team Allegiance

Aztec Gaming

Open Bracket Team


Two teams from each group will move on to the playoff bracket. Action for the Mexico City LAN begins on Jan. 20, where the teams will compete for $75,000.


Who do you think has the best chance at winning in Mexico City? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @GAMURScom.

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