Microsoft has today announced more details about the new Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4 which is offering a prize pool of $1,000,000 for those with the skills to claim it.
Watch the official announcement trailer below to learn more about the Gears eSports Pro Circuit during which players will engage in large open 5 vs 5 events with double elimination while engaged in the Escalation competitive game mode on Gears of War 4.
Microsoft explains a little more over on the official Xbox website today :
Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4. Gears of War players can compete in marquee live open events around the world operated by world-class tournament organizers Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity for a starting $1,000,000 in cash prizes.
Players worldwide can earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional MLG GameBattles online ladders and in daily and weekly tournaments. Gears Pro Points qualify players for the international circuit open LAN events that take place every 1-2 months from the Gears of War 4 game launch in October 2016 to July 2017. The Gears Pro Circuit features more international crossplay and competition than ever before in Gears of War history as top teams from North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania will qualify via Gears Pro Points to be flown around the world to compete against each other at these events. Teams that don’t qualify for the top travel spots will still be able to compete at local events or any international event of their choosing.
Gears of War players will enjoy large open events with a double elimination format playing the new Escalation competitive game mode (5v5) on Gears of War 4. The $1,000,000 starting prize pool is just the beginning. Gears of War fans will also be able to purchase cosmetic digital in-game content to support Gears eSports.
Jump over to the Xbox website for the dates and locations of the different rounds and their prize pools by following the link below.