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The 2020-2021 Spring Major takes place May 14th-16th, 2021 on Live.GearsofWar.com.

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The event will be streamed live at live.gearsofwar.com.

Split 2 Major presented by UMG

  • Day 1 – Friday, May 14: Stream starts at 8 AM PT/10 AM CT/11 AM ET/4 PM BST
  • Day 2 – Saturday, May 15th: Stream starts at 8 AM PT/10 AM CT/11 AM ET/4 PM BST
  • Day 3 – Sunday, May 16th: Stream starts at 8 AM PT/10 AM CT/11 AM ET/4 PM BST

 

In order to participate in Watch & Win promotions you must be logged in on live.gearsofwar.com with the Xbox Live Account you wish to claim the skins and/or enter the raffles with. Please visit this page for more information on the Live site, claiming skins, raffles, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Raffle winners will be contacted over Xbox Live by the ‘Gears Esports’ Xbox Live account. Winners will have TWO WEEKS to claim their prize in the manner instructed, otherwise, their prize will be forfeited.

Image showing the giveaway items from Friday of the 2020-2021 Spring Major
Tune into the 2020-2021 Spring Major to redeem your Neon Weapon Skins, Black Steel weapon skins and other great giveaways!

Weapon Skins  The following weapon skins will be given away during the Friday broadcast: Neon Retro Lancer, Neon Enforcer, Neon Dropshot, Neon Overkill, Neon Embar, and Black Steel Markza skins. These items are not a raffle, all you need to do is complete the Quest and they will be entitled to your account.
Please Note: The Quests for these items will not be available at the same time during the broadcast, so make sure you tune in early and stay throughout to claim them all. The more you watch, the more you can claim!

ASTRO Gear – A number of ASTRO headsets, including A20 Wireless, A50 Wireless, and A40s with a MixAmp TR will be raffled off throughout the broadcast. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

DXRacer x Gears Esports Chair – A Gears Esports DXRacer chair will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles. PLEASE NOTE: You must have a US shipping address to be eligible for this prize.

12 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription – A one-year Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

Image showing the giveaway items from Saturday of the 2020-2021 Spring Major
Tune into the 2020-2021 Spring Major to redeem your Neon Weapon Skins, Black Steel weapon skins and other great giveaways!

Weapon Skins  The following weapon skins will be given away during the Saturday broadcast: Neon Claw, Neon Hammerburst, Neon Lancer GL, Neon Markza, Neon Longshot, Black Steel Hammerburst, and Black Steel Markza skins. These items are not a raffle, all you need to do is complete the Quest and they will be entitled to your account.
Please Note: The Quests for these items will not be available at the same time during the broadcast, so make sure you tune in early and stay throughout to claim them all. The more you watch, the more you can claim!

ASTRO Gear – A number of ASTRO headsets, including A20 Wireless, A50 Wireless, and A40s with a MixAmp TR will be raffled off throughout the broadcast. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

DXRacer x Gears Esports Chair – A Gears Esports DXRacer chair will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles. PLEASE NOTE: You must have a US shipping address to be eligible for this prize.

12 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription – A one-year Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

Image showing the giveaway items from Sunday of the 2020-2021 Spring Major
Tune into the 2020-2021 Spring Major to redeem your Neon Weapon Skins, Black Steel weapon skins and other great giveaways!

Weapon Skins  The following weapon skins will be given away during the Sunday broadcast: Neon Scorcher, Neon Mace, Neon Torque Bow, Neon Boomshot, Black Steel Hammerburst, Black Steel Gnasher, and Black Steel Lancer skins. These items are not a raffle, all you need to do is complete the Quest and they will be entitled to your account.
Please Note: The Quests for these items will not be available at the same time during the broadcast, so make sure you tune in early and stay throughout to claim them all. The more you watch, the more you can claim!

ASTRO Gear – A number of ASTRO headsets, including A20 Wireless, A50 Wireless, and A40s with a MixAmp TR will be raffled off throughout the broadcast. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

DXRacer x Gears Esports Chair – A Gears Esports DXRacer chair will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles. PLEASE NOTE: You must have a US shipping address to be eligible for this prize.

12 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription – A one-year Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be raffled off each day of the event. All you need to do is log-in and complete the Quest to be entered into these raffles.

 

The Winter Major will take place over four days.

Open Qualifier – Friday, May 14th

The Spring Major will include one Single Elimination Open Qualifier tournament for Challenger teams on Friday, May 14th.

Competition will begin at 10AM CST. The Open Qualifier will qualify 8 teams directly into the Championship Bracket of the Major.

PLEASE NOTE: Once a team has qualified their roster is considered locked, and may not be changed prior to the Major.

 

Swiss Bracket – Friday, May 14th

In addition to the Open Qualifier, Friday, May 14th will feature a two-group Swiss Bracket, which will be used to establish final seeding for the Double Elimination Championship Bracket.

Each of the two Swiss Bracket will consist of 8 teams and be divided into groups consisting of the following teams:

  • Group A: Pro League Ranked #1,#4,#5,#8,#9,#12 and Challenger Ranked #1&#4
  • Group B: Pro League Ranked #2,#3,#6,#7,#10#,#11 and Challenger Ranked #2&#3

Each Group will play 3 rounds of Swiss Bracket style competition, with the results of Swiss Bracket play being used to seed the Championship Bracket.

Each team’s starting seed will be carried throughout the entirety of the Swiss Phase.

 

Championship Bracket – Saturday, May 15th & Sunday, May 16th

The 24 team Double Elimination Championship bracket will consist of:

  • 8 Teams from Group A
  • 8 Teams from Group B
  • Top 8 teams from Friday, May 14th Qualifier

Teams will be seeded as follows:

  • #1 Seed: Group A #1
  • #2 Seed: Group B #1
  • #3 Seed: Group A #2
  • #4 Seed: Group B #2
  • #5 Seed: Group A #3
  • #6 Seed: Group B #3
  • #7 Seed: Group A #4
  • #8 Seed: Group B #4
  • #9 Seed: Group A #5
  • #10 Seed: Group B #5
  • #11 Seed: Group A #6
  • #12 Seed: Group B #6
  • #13 Seed: Group A #7
  • #14 Seed: Group B #7
  • #15 Seed: Group A #8
  • #16 Seed: Group B #8
  • #17 Seed: Open Bracket #1 (Winner)
  • #18 Seed: Open Bracket #2 (Runner Up)
  • #19 Seed: Open Bracket #3
  • #20 Seed: Open Bracket #4
  • #21 Seed: Open Bracket #5
  • #22 Seed: Open Bracket #6
  • #23 Seed: Open Bracket #7
  • #24 Seed: Open Bracket #8

 

All games will be played as best of 3 except the Grand Finals, which will be played best of 5, with the Winner’s Bracket team starting with a 1-0 map advantage. The higher seeded team will also choose to act as Team A or Team B during the map ban process.

Grand Finals Map Ban Process:

  • Team A bans 1 Map
  • Team B bans 1 Map
  • Team B picks Map 1
  • Team A picks Faction for Map 1
  • Team A picks Map 2
  • Team B picks Faction for Map 2
  • Team B picks Map 3
  • Team A picks Faction for Map 3
  • Team A picks Map 4
  • Team B picks Faction for Map 4

 

Total: USD $140,000

  • 1st – $60,000
  • 2nd – $35,000
  • 3rd – $20,000
  • 4th – $10,000
  • 5th/6th – $5,000
  • 7th/8th – $2,500

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