Gears 5 is expected to be one of Microsoft's biggest new releases for 2019, and the game's multiplayer mode will be revealed in June during an all-new eSports TV show. Microsoft has announced a partnership with Eleague for the Eleague Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood. A six-part "event series" that also features live tournament gameplay, the show will focus on professional Gears players.
The show debuts Friday, June 14 at 11 PM ET on TBS. It'll serve as the world premiere of Gears 5 versus multiplayer, and people will compete up until the final, called The Invitational. Eight players from around the world will compete for the title. The final will be streamed live on Twitch and through the B/R streaming service on July 13 and 14.
"The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood will provide an unprecedented look into the uniquely passionate world of Gears Esports through the lens of six of the most well-known professional players. Over the six episodes, the series will explore each player's intense connection to the game as they navigate the transition between Gears of War 4 and Gears 5, balancing the untapped potential of new opportunities with the fallout from past decisions," Microsoft said.
Eleague is the eSports organization run by Turner Broadcasting and WME/IMG. The organization has hosted other tournaments in the past for titles like Counter-Strike, Overwatch, Black Ops 4, Street Fighter V, Rocket League, and many others.
During Inside Xbox, Rod Fergusson also teased that The Coalition is working on a lot related to Gears and indicated that the Gears Tactics, a game that was announced during E3 2018, will also be shown soon. He stopped short of saying exactly when, however.
Gears 5 launches on Xbox One and PC later this year. Given that this multiplayer reveal is happening after E3, it seems Microsoft may focus on the game's single-player that will feature Kait Diaz in the lead role.
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