The Gears of War Pro Circuit and the Halo Championship Series will be joining together for a Xbox Esports Event this summer.
The massive, collaborative event, which was announced on May 17th, will be held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, LA from July 13th-15th.
Gears of War and Halo both represent two of the biggest competitive gaming franchises that are currently played exclusively on the Xbox One console.
The coming together of these two esports scenes presents a unique opportunity for fans to watch some of the top teams from both games compete at the same time and at the same venue.
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Here is what Gears developer The Coalition and Halo developer 343 Industries said about this event in a joint statement.
This summer, two of Xbox’s largest gaming franchises are coming together as the Halo Championship Series and Gears Pro Circuit unite for a unique esports event in New Orleans. Working with Major League Gaming (MLG), The Coalition and 343 Industries will host simultaneous standalone tournaments at the New Orleans Convention Center from July 13th-15th. The event will feature hundreds of players, two main stages, multiple feature stations and two open bracket areas for what’s sure to be a historic spectacle. Fans of both franchises will witness non-stop action and high-quality gameplay all weekend.
A trailer for this Xbox Esports Event was also released as part of the announcement.
ANNOUNCING: Gears Pro Circuit unites with @HCS for a MASSIVE Xbox Esports Event this July in New Orleans!
— Gears of War Esports (@EsportsGears) May 17, 2018
Both of the Gears Esports Pro Circuit and Halo Championship Series tournaments will feature a $250,000 prize pool and the best teams from each respective esports scene.
On the Gears side, Ghost Gaming will look to defend the title the got last month at the Las Vegas Open after going undefeated throughout the tournament.
Splyce, who are coming off of a victory at the Halo World Championship 2018 Finals in Seattle, will be going all out to keep their hold on the top spot.