'Gears of War 4' is getting its own eSports Pro Circuit tournament

Shawn Knight

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Microsoft and The Coalition have announced an eSports gaming tournament for their upcoming third-person shooter Gears of War 4. Here’s how it’ll work.

Once Gears of War 4 drops in October, professional and amateur gamers around the world will be able to earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional Major League Gaming (MLG) ladder matches and in daily and weekly tournaments.

These points qualify players to participate in international circuit open LAN events that take place every couple of months in cities including London, Mexico City, Paris and Las Vegas, just to name a few. Prize pools at these events will range from $75,000 to as much as $250,000. Microsoft says there will also be an additional $100,000 event at a surprise location as well as a launch event in October. In total, there will be eight LAN events over the span of 10 months.

Those who prefer to spectate will be happy to know that matches will be streamed live online courtesy of MLG. In addition to the matches themselves, the broadcasts will showcase up-and-coming amateur teams, key players and other interesting storylines.

Gears of War 4 arrives on October 11 for Xbox One and Windows PCs. Pricing starts at $59.99 for the standard edition and climbs to $99 for the Unlimited Edition.

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Still doesn't make it a good game.....
Exactly and gears has never been balanced enough or had nearly a good enough competitive scene to be anything near a eSport. Announcing a tournament before people have even had a chance to play the game pretty much guarantees the tournament is going to be a snorefest. You're going to get a bunch of low skill matchups and people exploiting the game. Just like COD, there will be that one spot on the map or everyone's favorite gun. This is amplified because games are not released well polished nowadays.