Gears of War Enters the World of eSports

Gears of War is heading into the world of eSports. Yep, Marcus and company are going uber competitive.  The Pro League features eight teams from around North America, vying for their share of Season One’s $50,000 purse and a chance to participate in the inaugural Pro League Live Finals. Fans can look forward to watching Annex, EnVyUs, Enemy eSports, Murder by Numbers, Swarm Gaming, Synergy, Tragedy, and VexX Gaming compete on

To celebrate the start of the season, The Coalition also unveiled a brand-new weapon skin today, available for purchase on Xbox Live exclusively during Season One of the Pro League. Dubbed the “Sweaty” weapon skin, all proceeds from its purchase ($4.99 USD/each) will benefit Gears of War eSports and will help fund even bigger tournaments and prize purses in the future.


Fans who tune into the Pro League broadcasts also have a chance to win a custom-painted Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One  not available in stores, which includes a digital copy of the game.*

Gears of War eSports Open Series by ESL

For those aspiring eSports athletes and teams that didn’t qualify for Season One, or fans just looking to test their skills in a fun and competitive environment, the Gears of War Open Series by ESL starts this weekend on Sunday, Oct. 25. Taking place every Sunday for ten weeks, this amateur-only (no pro teams allowed) tournament will let players compete in pro-style matches for a chance to win weekly cash prizes. Those who enter will also have a chance to win an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox One.

Source: Xbox News Wire