Hosted by one of the most prestigious eSports organizations in the world, Major League Gaming (MLG), the Gears of War 4 Launch Invitational was the first ever organized Gears of War 4 tournament. The event took place on October 22-23, 2016 and was hosted in order for the game to gain some popularity and get a kick start into the eSports arena.
The invitational event was hosted for some of the best Gears of War: Ultimate Edition teams to take part in. The best teams from the 2015 Columbus Open were invited along with the best teams from Latin America, Europe, Oceania and North America. The Pro Points collected in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition were the determining factor in making way into this invitational event.
The event itself took place over two days and featured a $25.000 prize pool, which is quite significant for a brand new game in the eSports world. With the prestigious name of MLG on it drew quite a bit of publicity to it and surely propelled the popularity of the brand new Gears of War title.
The Columbus event is expected to grow in size and popularity as Gears of War 4 grows as well and will likely be one of the more prestigious tournaments in this particular eSport in the coming years.