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Gears Pro Circuit to Offer Record-Setting Prize Pool; $300,000 on the line at MLG Columbus Open

Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce that the prize pool for the Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open has been increased by $50k, driven by the overwhelming support of our player community and sales of Gears of War 4 eSports Supporter Packs. Players will now be competing for a $300k prize pool and the largest cash prize ever offered in Gears franchise history.

The Open LAN event will take place November 25-27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. This will be the first open event for the Gears Pro Circuit with future live events taking place in cities including Paris, London, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. General Admission passes are still available and teams can still purchase passes to compete in the Columbus Open at the MLG Store. The team pass will grant entry to the venue for a five player roster and a coach or manager. This event is a great opportunity to meet up with fellow Gears of War players and participate in a historical moment for the Gears of War franchise!

See below for the new prizing breakdown for the MLG Columbus Open.

1st – $120,000

2nd – $60,000

3rd – $40,000

4th – $24,000

5/6th – $12,000

7/8th – $6,000

9 – 12th – $3,000

13 – 16th – $2,000

To learn more information regarding the Gears Pro Circuit program including rules and eligibility, please visit You can also follow us on Twitter at @eSportsGears and @GearsofWar or on Facebook at For more information on MLG, please follow them on Twitter at @MLG or visit

You can watch the Gears Pro Circuit Columbus Open starting at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT / 10 PM GMT Friday, November 25 on Tune in for special prizes, including an Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle.

As part of this year’s Black Friday deals, save $25 on Gears of War 4 (contains five games including Gears of War 4 and the Gears Xbox 360 Collection) from Nov. 24 -28 at participating retailers nationwide.