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-SundayJuly 13-14, with live coverage beginning each day at Noon ET on ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel and live.gearsofwar.com. Fans who watch onlive.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” SpencerColin ClarkeLoviel “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 FridayJune 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 4Street Fighter® V: Arcade EditionDota 2EA SPORTS FIFA 19NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2Rocket LeagueTEKKEN® 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 athttp://www.gearsofwar.com/games.

Media Contacts: 
Jake Moskowitz, Turner Sports, at (404) 575-6765 or jake.moskowitz@turner.com
Ginger Chan, IMG, at 310-270-4951 or gchan@endeavorco.com
Blain Howard, Xbox, at 425-703-4196 or blainh@microsoft.com
Thierry Nguyen, Assembly for Xbox, at 415-316-6945 or thierry.nguyen@assemblyinc.com