The European Gaming League (EGL) has announced it’s teaming up with The Coalition and Microsoft to host a Gears of War esports tournament in the UK.
The EGL Gears Open will take place in Sheffield’s Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on April 21st and 22nd.
It features a $20,000 prize pool, with first place taking home $10,000, second $5,000, third $3,000 and fourth $2,000, and there are 68,000 Gears Pro Points up for grabs.
“We’re pleased to announce a further partnership with The Coalition and Microsoft that’ll see EGL bring Gears esports to the industrial heartland of the UK”
“We’re pleased to announce a further partnership with The Coalition and Microsoft that’ll see EGL bring Gears esports to the industrial heartland of the UK,” said EGL in a statement.It’s the first European LAN event of the 2018 Gears esports season, and follows the Gears Esports Fall Regionals, as explained in this official EGL announcement post.
Teams will be seeded based on their accumulated Pro Circuit Pro Points.
Attendees must be over 18 to attend, or those aged 16 or 17 with parent/guardian permission.
Day tickets cost £5, weekend tickets are £10, and it costs £200 for a five-man team to enter the tournament.
Gears of War, although it’s not the world’s most popular esport, has a passionate following and has had a number of UK players and teams over the years.
Having an esports event taking place in Sheffield is also great for UK esports. And it’s nice to see a UK esports tournament with reasonable stature taking place in an area outside of London or Birmingham or Leicester for once.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.