Gears 5 Esports - MS Stores

Gears 5 Esports - MS Stores

The Coalition, Mixer, and Microsoft Stores are excited to announce Mixer Matchups: Gears 5 Showdown Series at Microsoft Stores! 

Entry is free and open to all skill levels – simply select and register for your closest Microsoft Store here, show up, and enjoy playing Gears 5 in a local environment for exclusive prizing.

  • Open to participating Microsoft Stores in select regions only.
  • Players over the age of 16 are eligible to compete with parental consent (will be provided in-store).
  • Pro players will be allowed to compete in these events, as there are no Challenger Points at stake. However, any given team will be allowed a maximum of two current Pro League players on their roster.*

    *Please note that since Pro Players will be required to compete with their roster at the Mexico City Major in March, if a team with any Pro Players on it wins the final playoff event in February, they’ll be required to take the $2,500 cash option in lieu of travel coverage.



Participating stores will be hosting monthly Gears 5 5v5 Escalation tournaments from October to January (Phase 1). Teams will compete against other local players to accumulate placement points. Points will be aggregated from each event, with the top two teams from each Store earning a spot in the 80 team bracket on February 15, 2020 (Phase 2). The more points you earn, the better your chance is to return for the invite-only tournament. The winning team from that tournament will win a trip to an upcoming Gears 5 Major event.


Tournament Dates 2019-2020
Phase 1
  • October 26th, 2019*
  • November 23rd, 2019
  • December 28th, 2019 - One-off Event. Placement points from this event will NOT be calculated towards the February 15 tournament.
    The December tournament will be on played on the 2v2 Gnashers Only mode.

    Matem will be hosting a 2v2 Gnashers Only Tourney for Mexico on Dec 28th. Register here.
    To RSVP for the London Store 2v2 Tourney, click here.

  • January 25th, 2020
    *The London Store will not be participating in the October 26th event and participants from this store will not be eligible for travel awards.
Phase 2
  • February 15th, 2020: Invite Only Championship

Events will begin at 3:00 PM local time*

*Please check your local Microsoft Store page for exact dates and times.



All participants get two exclusive Showdown weapon skins for each Phase 1 event!

Phase 1: Local Events - Oct 26*, Nov 23, Dec 28, Jan 25

1st place - 6 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription

2nd place - 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription

3rd/4th place - 1 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription

 *The London store will not be participating in the Oct 26th tournament and participants from this store will not be eligible for travel awards.

Phase 2: Championship - Feb 15

All players from the winning team of this event will will win a trip to the upcoming Gears 5 Mexico City Major in March 2020 along with a custom Microsoft Store Esports Jersey with their Gamertag and city.


Participating stores