Dec 12 2016 - 6:15 pm

OpTic Gaming Wins Gfinity London Open

After a commendable performance from eUnited, OpTic Gaming won the London Open Grand Final.
Contributing Writer

OpTic Gaming took to the Gears of War scene this weekend, and in typical OpTic fashion, dominated the Gfinity London Open. With $150,000 on the line, eUnited performed admirably, but were unable to beat OpTic Gaming in the grand finals.

OpTic was actually sent down to the losers bracket by eUnited, who defeated them 2-1 in the winners bracket finals. But, OpTic was able to 2-0 sweep Team Allegiance in the losers bracket finals to get their rematch against eUnited in the grand finals. 

In the grand finals, OpTic needed to win two best-of-three series before eUnited won one. OpTic reset the bracket by 2-0 sweeping eUnited in the first series. The first game of the second series was a tough match for OpTic Gaming, but they still were able to take the first map win 7-4. The second map was where OpTic took control, winning 7-1, to secure their championship win.

OpTic Gaming has staked its claim on the throne for the competitive Gears of War scene, and they are sure to be at the top for many more events to come. 


Who do you think performed the best at the London Open? Leave a comment down below, or tweet us @GAMURScom.

Jordan Aldridge-Payne is an esports journalist for GAMURS and can be reached on Twitter @mrjordanap.

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

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.

Authors Twitter: @Capt_Shively 

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