Just ahead of Season 2 of the Gears Pro Circuit, Gears Esports and MLG will be offering players the opportunity to voice their opinion in a pair of Map Playtest Tournaments.
Microsoft Store / Gears 4 Local Summer Split Local Tournament - June 24th
In the midst of being between Gears of War Esports seasons, The Coalition and Microsoft Stores are excited to be bringing a Summer Split local tournament to select markets! The below stores had remarkable turnouts of 80+ individuals in previous events, and we wanted to bring more of the action to Gears fans who want to compete.
Don’t see a store near you on the list? Don’t worry… Season 2 Microsoft Store grassroots/local Tournaments are in the works and will be announced in the following weeks.
Sign up as an individual ("free agent"), with a few friends, or as a team of five and show up to play Gears of War 4 against others and compete for prizes including Gears Esports Packs and Gears Pro Points. You don’t have to be a pro – simply bring your friends, have fun and enjoy playing Gears of War 4 at a local environment!
Participating Stores: (Participating tournament dates in parenthesis)
- 5th Avenue Flagship, New York NY
- Florida Mall, Orlando FL
- Houston Galleria, Houston TX
- Century City, Los Angeles CA
- Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga/Toronto, ON, Canada
**Note: still confirming availability
Tournament Dates and Start Times
- Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM local time.
- Tournament starts at 2:00 PM, be sure to arrive 15-30 minutes early
Register for the upcoming event by using the below linked form any time until the start of the Tournament (or show up on the day of).
http://aka.ms/msstoregears. You must register to compete in this event.
Please ensure everyone on your team registers with their Xbox Live Gamertags and MLG GameBattles accounts, as these will be required to award Gears Pro Points and Esports Packs).
How to Play
- Find four other friends play Gears of War 4 with, or register/attend as an individual! You can use the official Discord chat to find new players and friends.
- Register for the event at your local retail store using the below form, or at http://aka.ms/msstoregears. (Please include your team's Xbox Live Gamertags and MLG GameBattles accounts, as these will be required to award Gears Pro Points)
- Show up to your local store 15-30 minute prior to Event Start ready to play.
- Play in a 5v5, Best of 1, single elimination competition on Gears of War 4’s game mode Escalation. Read the official Handbook here and official Program rules.
First Place: 250 Gears Pro Points per player on the winning team, plus three Esports Packs for each player
Second Place: 150 Gears Pro Points per player, plus two Esports Pack for each player
Third and Fourth Place: 100 Gears Pro Points per player, plus an Esports Pack for each player
Note: Gears Pro Points will be earned to Season 1, but will affect Season 2 seeding. More information on Season 2 to come!
We welcome all amateur and pro players at these events and hope you enjoy playing Gears of War 4 at participating Microsoft Stores! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the #help channel on our official Discord chat server.