Dec 8 2016 - 6:09 pm

Prison Retires From Gears of War

Prison has retired.
Contributing Writer

It's a sad day in the Gears of War community; Noah “Prison” Burkholz has announced his retirement from competitive gaming. I had the pleasure of interviewing this man and he has been in the scene for a very long time, placing well in a multitude of tournaments. Here are just some of these placings: 

Major Tournament Placings

  • GoW 1 MLG Toronto 2008 - 3rd Place
  • GoW 1 MLG Dallas 2008 - 2nd Place
  • GoW 1 MLG Vegas 2008 - 4th Place
  • GoW 2 MLG Orlando 2009 - National Champions ($40,000)
  • GoW 2 MLG Columbus 2009 - Champions
  • GoW 2 MLG Dallas 2009 - 2nd
  • GoW 2 MLG Anaheim 2009 - Champions
  • GoW 3 Hypefestation 2 - 2nd  
  • ESL Season 1 GoW: Ultimate Edition - 5th
  • ESL Season 2 GoW: Ultimate Edition - 6th

Here is his full TwitLonger on his retirement. Everyone here at GAMURS wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors in life and I am sure that the Gears of War community will second that.

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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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