Watch the Gears of War 4 Launch Invitational Here!

This weekend Gears of War 4 kicks off its eSports presence at MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio.


The Gears of War 4 launch Invitational consists of eight teams from four regions competing in a two day double elimination event for $250,000 at the MLG Columbus arena. It is our first time to see the best players in the world duke it out for cash prizes and bragging rights. 

Watch live video from Gears of War on

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Here is the tournament bracket:

Follow the action today and tomorrow to see who is the Fastest A Button this side of the Mississippi!


Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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