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Gears 5 Esports Overview

The 2019-2020 Gears Esports season will be divided into four quarters, each capped off with a major international event. Beginning September 22nd, teams from around the world will be invited to compete online for cash prizing and travel coverage to major events, where they’ll have the opportunity to compete against the best in the game for massive prize pools and the prestige of being crowned a champion. Keeping in step with previous seasons, the Gears 5 Esports program will be open to everyone, meaning anyone can play and anyone can win, and with travel coverage spots dedicated to each region – North America, Latin America, Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific – there’s now more opportunity than ever to cement your legacy in the annals of Gears Esports history.

After registering on our brand new online platform, players will be able to create and join different teams, or register for multiple competitions as a single team. While the online platform will play host to numerous different online and live events throughout the season, the core of the program will be anchored by regional online ladders and tournaments, and exclusively played on Gears 5’s updated Escalation game mode.

Pro League Qualification will be open to all players 17 years of age or older in North America, Europe and Latin America. In the first quarter, qualification will take place over the course of four weeks, during which time teams will compete in weekly tournaments and ladders. At the end of the qualification period, three spots for each division will be awarded to the teams with the most Challenger Points from the weekly tournaments, while the final spot will be awarded to the winner of a double elimination playoff between the top six ladder teams. In North America, six of the total eight spots will be awarded based on Challenger Points standings, and both the final Winner Bracket and Loser Bracket teams will qualify from the Ladder playoff (click here for info)

Once the Pro League divisions have been established, every team will play every other team in their division twice over the course of six weeks for cash prizing and seeding considerations in that quarter’s major event. Following the major event, the bottom placing teams from each division will be forced to re-qualify for their spot against the top teams from their region (click here for more info).

Upon qualifying for the Pro League, all teams are guaranteed cash prizing, travel to the next major event for all five players and their coach or team manager, along with abundant opportunities to showcase their talents on the international stage (click here for more info).

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