In collaboration with Gears of War, The Coalition, and Am2Pro, Gfinity is excited to announce the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Gears eSports European Open in the United Kingdom, July 8-10. Pro and Amateur teams across Europe will compete for a starting £10,000 prize pool with the potential to increase to a £15,000 prize pool with more than 32 team pass sales.
The Top 4 teams will play in the Grand Finals in front of a live studio audience in London, UK at the Gfinity Arena & Studios on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Teams will qualify for the Gfinity Grand Finals through an open tournament hosted by Am2Pro at the Nottingham Forest Football Stadium (UK) starting Friday evening, July 8, 2016 and continuing through Saturday, July 9th.
Tournament format will be double-elimination Gears of War: Ultimate Edition “Execution” played on the standard Gears eSports settings (e.g. six-map cycle with map/faction picking, character restrictions, etc). Matches will be Best of 5, with the Grand Finals being a Best of 7.
The Gfinity Arena & Studios in London.
Team Passes can be purchased here for an early-bird price of £120. VIP Passes (including access to warm-up stations) can be purchased for £160. Teams that purchase their passes before June 15, 2016 will receive the rare weapon skin “Lambent Splatter” for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. After July 1, standard and VIP passes will increase by £40.
- June 15, 2016 by 11:59 PM BST – Purchase team pass before this date to receive rare Weapon Skin Bonus
- July 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM BST – Purchase team pass before this date for early-bird prices. After this date, price increases by £40.
- July 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM BST – Qualifying Open Am2Pro Tournament begins at Nottingham Forest Football Stadium
- July 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM BST – Qualifying Open Am2Pro Tournament continues at Nottingham Forest Football Stadium
- July 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM BST – Gfinity Grand Finals at Gfinity Arena & Studios in London
The event will be streamed live from Gfinity and Am2Pro on www.twitch.tv/GearsofWar. Spectator passes can be purchased for both the Nottingham Open Qualifier as well as the London Grand Finals at the Gfinity Arena & Studios here.