Microsoft announced it will sponsor the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4. The series of tournaments, held around the world, will have a total of $1 million to win for top eSports teams as they play the upcoming sci-fi shooter for the Xbox One and Windows 10.
Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity will organize the tournaments. Microsoft stated:
Six tournament locations and prize pool amounts have been revealed so far:
- Nov. 25-27 in Columbus, Ohio - $250,000
- December 2016 in London, UK - $100,000
- Spring 2017, in Mexico City, Mexico - $75,000
- Spring 2017 in Columbus, Ohio - $100,000
- Spring/Summer 2017 in Paris, France - $75,000
- Summer 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada - $250,000
In addition, Microsoft and MLG will sponsor a $25,000 tournament for the actual launch of Gears of War 4 in Columbus, Ohio sometime in October, and there will be yet another tournament with a $100,000 prize pool at a "surprise" location. Gears of War 4 will officially be released on October 11.
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