Jan 5 2017 - 4:08 am

Onslaught Acquires Top Two Latin American Team

Onslaught acquires a top-two Latin American Gears of War team.

Onslaught has added a new international team to their organization. Their new team is a Latin American Gears of War team that previously played under AfterDark eSports. This is a huge addition to their organization because their new team is ranked number two in the Latin American region. The addition is just in time for the Gears of War Pro Circuit Mexico City Open, which consists of a $75,000 prize pool.

Onslaught’s new full roster is as follows:

  • Carlos “Demize” Betancourt
  • Sahad “Cryticxl” Soria
  • Reynaldo “Chaoz” Tosada
  • Rogelio “Sleeafer” Rojo
  • Juan “Crack” Nieves
  • Christian “Punki” Bardales (coach)

The roster itself is comprised of experienced and younger players. The team’s captain, Cryticxl, is a top-eight finisher at the Gears Columbus Open and a top-five finisher at the kickoff Gears of War Invitational. Cryticxl played under Splyce when he achieved these finishes.

“With this being [our] first true international team, and given our previous history of success in Gears of War, we wanted to make sure whichever roster we acquired would be put in the best position to succeed out of the gate," Onslaught General Manager Patrick O’Brien said in their announcement. "With the experience these six guys have, combined with the hunger to showcase that LATAM Gears is no longer something to overlook, we felt confident and excited at the prospects of this team carrying the oS banner. I am looking forward to a great Mexico City event.”

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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.
Contributing Writer

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


Onslaught Esports

Open Bracket Team

Group B:

Echo Fox


Panda Global

Open Bracket Team

Group C:

Team EnVyUs

Epsilon Esports


Open Bracket Team 

Group D:


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.

Authors Twitter: @Capt_Shively 

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