Europe, Australia & North America - NEW Open Series Season 2 Details

We are proud to announce that Gears eSports will be expanding to Europe and Australia for Season 2 with the ESL Open Series. Read below for more information on the prize pools, dates, and how to register and play! We are also excited to announce the "Open Series Showdown" for all regions (North America, Europe, and Australia). Thank you for supporting this expansion with your crowdfunding purchases of the eSports S1 "Sweaty" weapon skin.

Europe

The Gears eSports ESL Open Series for Europe launches Saturday February 6, 2016 at 14:00 CET and then will move to Sundays for the rest of the Season. These cups are 4v4 team format and are open to players of all skill levels. Each Open Series cup has a prize pool of €450 (450 Euros).

Eligible countries for the Europe are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Switzerland, Iceland and United Kingdom.

Here is the full list of Open Series events in Europe and their registration links:

Saturday, February 6 at 14:00 CET - Register Now
Sunday, February 21 at 14:00 CET - Register Now
Sunday, March 6 at 14:00 CET - Register Now
Sunday, March 20 at 14:00 CET - Register Now

The Top 4 seeded teams at the end of the Season 2 Open Series (after the March 20th Cup is complete) will face off in the first ever "Open Series Showdown - Europe" in a single elimination 4v4 format. Please note that in order to keep weekly registration as open as possible, team names (and seeding) are tied to the team captain.

Open Series Showdown - Europe on Sunday, April 3 at 14:00 CET: Total €1400 (1400 Euros)
1st Place Team Prize - €1000, Straightlined weapon skins, Gears eSports swag packages
2nd Place Team Prize - €400, Straightlined weapon skins
3rd Place Team Prize - Neptune weapon skins and choice of pre-order character
4th Place Team Prize - Neptune weapon skins and choice of pre-order character

Stay tuned for more news and updates for European players soon!

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND

The Gears eSports ESL Open Series for Australia and New Zealand launches Saturday February 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM AEDT and then will move to Sundays for the rest of the Season. These cups are 4v4 team format and are open to players of all skill levels. Each Open Series cup has a prize pool of $425 AUD.

Here is the full list of Open Series events in ANZ and their registration links:

Saturday, February 6 at 12:00 PM AEDT (Sydney) - Register Now
Sunday, February 21 at 12:00 PM AEDT (Sydney) - Register Now
Sunday, March 6 at 12:00 PM AEDT (Sydney) - Register Now
Sunday, March 20 at 12:00 PM AEDT (Sydney) - Register Now

The Top 4 seeded teams at the end of the Season 2 Open Series (after the March 20th Cup is complete) will face off in the first ever "Open Series Showdown - Australia" in a single elimination 4v4 format. Please note that in order to keep weekly registration as open as possible, team names (and seeding) are tied to the team captain.

Open Series Showdown - Australia on Sunday, April 3 at 12:00 PM AEST: Total $1100 AUD
1st Place Team Prize - $800 AUD, Straightlined weapon skins, Gears eSports swag packages
2nd Place Team Prize - $300 AUD, Straightlined weapon skins
3rd Place Team Prize - Neptune weapon skins and choice of pre-order character
4th Place Team Prize - Neptune weapon skins and choice of pre-order character

Stay tuned for more news and updates for Australian and New Zealand players soon!

NORTH AMERICA & MEXICO

We are also excited to announce we are making some changes to the Open Series for Season 2 for North America. 

The Gears eSports ESL Open Series for North America and Mexico launches Saturday February 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST) and then will move to Sundays for the rest of the Season. These cups are 4v4 team format and are open to players of all skill levels. Each Open Series cup has a prize pool of $500 USD plus your chance to win an Xbox One Elite Controller weekly. Eligible countries are: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The first North American Open Series Cup for Season 2 is open for registration:

Saturday, February 6 at 12:00 PM PST - Register Now

Future North American Season 2 Open Series Cups can be found here:

Season 2 Open Series Cups every Sunday will be open for registration here: North American Open Series Registration

The Top 8 seeded teams at the end of the Season 2 Open Series (after the April 3rd Cup is complete) will face off in the first ever "Open Series Showdown - North America" in a single elimination 4v4 format. Please note that in order to keep weekly registration as open as possible, team names (and seeding) are tied to the team captain.

Open Series Showdown - North America on Sunday, April 10 at 12:00 PM PST: Total $2100 USD
1st Place Team Prize - $1500 USD, Straightlined weapon skins, Gears eSports swag packages
2nd Place Team Prize - $500 USD, Straightlined weapon skins
3rd Place Team Prize - $100 USD, Straightlined weapon skins
4th - 8th Place Team Prizes - Neptune weapon skins and choice of pre-order character

Stay tuned for more news and updates for North American players soon!

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