27 July 2016 - 19:31

Gears Esports MLG North American Event Preview

MLG will be hosting the Gears Esports North American Open tournament with a grand prize of $50,000.
CS:GO Writer

Major League Gaming, in collaboration with The Coalition and Gears of War, are putting on a $50,000 open event. Thirty-two teams will battle it out for the largest bite of the prize pool and that number one spot.

After the success of the first two seasons of the ESL Pro League, the teams will be using the Gears Esports rule set that has been implemented into the game.

Gears of War is new to us at GAMURS and possibly some of you reading this article, so here is a quick breakdown of how the game works. Two teams of four face off on a game mode called “Execution.” Each team member has one life per round and the last team standing at the end of the round will win. The two teams switch sides each round and the first team to win four rounds will take the map.

The tournament will have a six map cycle, including the following battlegrounds: Mansion, Clocktower, Warmachine, Gridlock, Canals and Fuel Depot. The tournament will have a double-elimination bracket. Matches will be a best-of-three, with the semifinals, winners bracket finals, losers bracket finals, and grand finals being a best-of-five series. 

There are some great teams attending this event, most notably, the ESL champions Team EnVyUs, who look to continue their win streak. NMEDream TeamEnigma 6, Team eLevate, Team Kaliber and more are fielding teams at this event and are all contenders for that number one spot.

The event will take place at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio this weekend from July 30-31 and you can find your event recap right here on our website following the conclusion of this event.

Will you watching the tournament this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and for all you esports updates, make sure you are following us on Twitter at @GAMURScom.

Next Article