Jan 28 2017 - 1:45 am

OpTic Gaming trades Lava to eUnited for Red Icy

Following disappointing results for both OpTic Gaming and eUnited, the teams have agreed to a trade.
Contributing Writer

Following disappointing results for both OpTic Gaming and eUnited, the teams have agreed to a trade: Chris “Lava” Anderson will be leaving OpTic Gaming and Nicholas “Red Icy” Cope will be leaving eUnited. Both players had been teaming with their respective teams since Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, maintaining their role as top tier players throughout multiple Gears iterations.

This trade follows another recent move from eUnited, as the oranization traded Critkyle and Clouts for Xcells and Soto, who were on Echo Fox at the time.

The news is more shocking coming from OpTic Gaming, given their current lineup has been quite frankly the most dominant Gears esports team in the history of the game. Rumors amongst those with a deeper knowledge of the situation point toward possible internal issues behind the Green Wall that coupled with a disappointing second place finish at the Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City Open to OpTic’s longtime rival, Team EnVyUs.

Though it is too early to tell who will be the true beneficiary of this trade, both eUnited and OpTic Gaming will look to use the extended break period going into the next official LAN of the Gears Pro Circuit, which has yet to be announced. It will, however, be featured in Spring 2017 and boast a $200k prize pool.


Which team do you think is better off after this trade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @GAMURScom.

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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