World’s Best to Compete in Inaugural Tournament Wednesday, Jul 10 2019 World’s Best Professional Gears of War Teams to Compete in Inaugural Gears 5 Esports Tournament at ELEAGUE Arena This Weekend ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series Invitational powered by Truth to Feature First Look at Gears 5’s “Escalation” Multiplayer, Saturday, July 13, at Noon ET on Twitch ELEAGUE Arena will be the scene of the world's first esports tournament for Xbox Game Studios' upcoming Gears 5, as eight of the world's best professional teams land at Turner Studios in Atlanta to compete for the game's first professional championship. The ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series Invitational will begin Saturday, July 13, at Noon ET, with live coverage available via ELEAGUE's Twitch channel. The Invitational will pick back up Sunday, July 14, at Noon and continue live until a winner is crowned. Teams & Format The ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series Invitational will be played as a single elimination tournament, with each match consisting of a best-of-three map competition. The Grand Final will be played as a best-of-five map showdown. ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series Invitational Commentary Team Live streaming coverage of the Invitational will be anchored by experienced ELEAGUE host Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, with analysis from a panel of Gears of War experts including former professional player Jourdan “Ribs” Ribeiro, retired coach Jacob “PR” Arce, and casters Ben “Benson” Bowe, Guy “Blaze” Spencer, Colin Clarke, Loviel “Velly” Cardwell, and reporter Jourdan Kerl. Attendee Information ELEAGUE welcomes fans to see the Invitational live and experience Gears 5 esports in person at Turner Studios by obtaining free studio audience tickets here. Tickets will offer first-come first-serve entry into ELEAGUE Arena, as well as access to a game-centric fan experience with opportunities to play the yet-to-be-released Gears 5, along with free concessions. ELEAGUE merchandise will also be available for purchase. ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood on TBS In addition to live Gears 5 tournament action at the upcoming Invitational, ELEAGUE has produced six hour-long feature episodes chronicling the intensity of professional Gears of War competitions, including deeper looks into the lives of star players as they train and perform around the world. ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood will continue Friday, July 26, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. About ELEAGUE ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Gears 5, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7 and Formula E. With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community since its launch in 2016. About Gears of War Published by Xbox Game Studios and developed by The Coalition, a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War, Gears 5is the latest entry in the award-winning and billion-dollar that continues to redefine the third-person shooter genre. Gears 5 features five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet and will be released on September 10, 2019 for Xbox One, Windows 10, Steam and with Xbox Game Pass, with early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners on September 6, 2019. Launched to critical acclaim in 2006, the Gears of War franchise has inspired a full line of toys and Funko collectibles, apparel and an expanded universe that spans more than a decade of books and graphic novels. More information on previous game titles in the Gears of War series can be found at http://www.gearsofwar.com/games.