October 23rd, 2015, 15:32 Posted By: Metareview
This week, the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition community achieved a big milestone, eclipsing 10 million multiplayer matches played on Xbox Live since the game’s launch on Aug. 25. Alongside that impressive achievement, eight teams of talented gamers battled through an intense double elimination qualifier to become the top contenders in the inaugural season of the Gears of War Pro League by ESL, presented by Xbox. “It’s exciting to bring Gears of War back to eSports with Ultimate Edition,” said Rod Fergusson, Co-Creator of Gears of War and Studio Head of The Coalition. “It’s something that our fans have been requesting for a long time and we’re really pleased with how they’ve responded to the game’s eSports-friendly features, like LAN support, spectator mode and more match customization options.” Gears of War eSports Pro League Season One Kicking off on Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 PM PDT, 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 twitch.tv/gearsofwar.
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