ELEAGUE Arena to Host Eight Elite Gears of War Teams for World’s First Gears 5 Esports Tournament, Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, at Turner Studios in Atlanta

Live Tournament Coverage – Including Expert Casting Team with Former Gears Esports Stars – to Begin at Noon ET on ELEAGUE’s Twitch Channel

Free Audience Tickets – With Access to Gears 5 Escape Demo & Fan Experience – Available Now

ELEAGUE will present fans the worldwide premiere of live Gears 5 esports action when eight of the game’s best professional teams land at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta for an epic tournament with their first chances to dominate rivals in Xbox Game Studios’ highly-anticipated title. The ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series Invitational will take place Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, with live coverage beginning each day at Noon ET on ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel and live.gearsofwar.com. Fans who watch on live.gearsofwar.com can also earn exclusive in-game content playable within Gears 4 and Gears 5 (upon its release).

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 all new Escape mode featured in 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, one 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, June 21, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

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, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, Gears 5, 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, the award-winning and billion-dollar Gears of War franchise has continued to redefine the third-person shooter genre. Launched to critical acclaim in 2006, the 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. In 2016, The Coalition, led by series co-creator Rod Fergusson, re-launched the series to critical acclaim with Gears of War 4, set 25 years after the events of the original trilogy. Gears 5, featuring the biggest, most beautiful Gears world ever created, will be released in 2019 for Xbox One and Windows 10 and will come to Xbox Game Pass on the same date as its global release. More information on previous game titles in the Gears of War series can be found at http://www.gearsofwar.com/games.