The players scream at the opposite team and in some cases are playing matches with audience almost standing on top of the players and they can in some instance hear the opposite team since they are so close.
Feels amateurish compared to other competitive games and tournaments and the whole suit and tie thing for an OPEN felt very out of place, take some notes from CS and Dota where opens are a little more relaxed, suit and tie for an open feels forced.
Ads, Microsoft advertising for xbox, games, game pass, xbox live and such feels like the whole event was a marketing tool rather than a tournament, you would never see a CS advertisement at a Valve event for instance.
Production was very smooth, intros were good, though a little cheesy but that's just me.
PS: They really should have some rules for the players so they don't scream at each other, it makes them seem very young and immature, if they want Gears to be acknowledged they can't let people behave like that, it cheapens the tournament and makes it seem like there is a bunch of kids playing, but I guess that is MLG and nothing will change, sadly.