San Diego Major 2019

The Gears 5 Esports San Diego Major will make its way to Town & Country on December 6th for the first major event in Gears 5. Here’s everything you’ll need to know going into the event.

 

Location:

  Click here for directions.

 

Team & Spectator Passes

Team and Spectator passes are both available for purchase here.

Team passes include 6 individual 3-day passes (5 players and 1 coach), along with entry into the Open Bracket phase of the tournament.

Please note: All players are required to bring their own controller, cables, headsets and earbuds.

Team pass process:

  • Purchase your team pass on the event page.
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a QR and pass confirmation code:
  • When you’re ready to register your roster, go to the event page on the online platform and sign up your team.
  • During the registration process you will be asked to provide your pass confirmation code. This code is the alpha-numeric code listed under the QR code:
  • Once your team has registered for the event you will be able to make roster adjustments until 11:59 PM PT on Monday, December 2nd.

 

Note: Please make sure you register for the San Diego event with the same team you use to participate in the online tournaments. Teams without Challenger Points will be seeded at the end of the bracket. Teams will be seeded into the Open Bracket based on Challenger Points or Ladder ranking as of the roster lock on Monday, December 2nd, with the higher value being used for seeding.

The buyer of this ticket might be contacted through email by the Tournament Administration for more details.

 

On-site Registration at Venue

Event registration will take place just outside the Grand Exhibit Hall, which is located to the right after entering into the Registration and Lobby area:

 

Registration Times

Thursday, December 7th: Early registration can be completed between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Teams are encouraged to register on Thursday night, however all teams should note that will not be allowed access to the main event area at this time.

Friday, December 8th: Main Event registration (5v5 Escalation) will take place between 7:00AM and 9:00AM.

After checking in, all teams must check in at the admin tables, which can be found immediately to the right after entering the venue. Any teams that check in after 9:00AM may be seeded at the end of the bracket. Spectators are welcome to register whenever they like.

Saturday, December 9th: 2v2 Gnashers registration will take place between 10:00AM and 2:00PM inside the Grand Exhibit Hall at the admin tables, which can be found immediately to the right after entering the venue.

Sunday, December 10th: Free-for-All registration will take place between 9:00AM and 11:00AM inside the Grand Exhibit Hall at the admin tables, which can be found immediately to the right after entering the venue.

 

Security & Bag Policy

All event attendees will be required to go through a security checkpoint each time they enter the venue. This security checkpoint will include a walk-through metal detector and additional inspection if necessary. Security will also check all bags coming into the venue. Please note that outside food and drink are not permitted in the venue, along with anything that could be considered a weapon. Controllers, cables, headsets, cameras, etc. are all permitted. Clear bags are not required.

Please note: All players are required to bring their own controller, cables, headsets and earbuds.

 

Event Rulebook

The official event rule book for the San Diego Major can be found here.
The Gears 5 Esports handbook can be found here.

 

Event Format

Gears 5 Majors are divided into two phases – Seeding and Championship.

During the seeding phase, Pro League teams are divided into two groups based on their final placing from the online portion of Pro League play. All teams then play 3 rounds of matches in Swiss Bracket style competition to establish seeding in the Championship Bracket.

While these matches are taking place, the Open Bracket teams compete in a double elimination tournament, from which the top 4 teams from both the winners and losers brackets will earn a spot in the Championship Bracket.

The Championship phase will consist of a single elimination bracket with the top 4 teams from both Swiss Bracket pools receiving a first round bye, while the bottom 4 teams compete against the teams that qualified through the Open Bracket.

 

Prize Pool

 

2v2 and Free For All

 

  • Free Registration for all attendees
  • Registration will be done at the venue
  • Event schedule will allow any San Diego Major attendee to participate in FFA, 2v2, and Escalation tournaments (unless your team is still actively playing in the Championship Bracket)

 

 

Event Exclusive Content

  • All attendees (spectator or player) who register their Gamertag correctly at the venue will receive the Attendee banner.
  • All players who register their Gamertag correctly at the venue will receive the Player and Attendee banners.
  • The team that wins the event will receive the Champion banner.

Please note that it is up to the individual to register their correct Gamertag at the venue. Entitlements can take up to 2 weeks. Please do not change your Gamertag during this time.

Event Stream Giveaways

All attendees will be granted every DLC item given out on stream (full list can be found on the Watch n Win page). You will be required to submit your Gamertag during registration in order to receive this content. Please do not change your Gamertag for two weeks following the event in order to ensure that the skin entitlements can be made without issue.