Xbox Switches Gears to EBS: Xbox Game Studios To Launch Its Highly-Anticipated New Gears Of War Title, 'Gears 5', During the Esports Business Summit

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Showcase Match In Support Of Gamers Outreach To Take Place September 10th At The HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

Xbox Game Studios, in partnership with the Esports Business Summit—the leading event for the global esports industry—announced that the launch of their highly anticipated new Gears of War title, 'Gears 5', will take place at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas with a showcase match to support Gamers Outreach. The match will kick off the Esports Business Summit on September 10th and will pit two of the world’s best Gears teams- Ghost Gaming and Reciprocity against each other in a best-of-three escalation match. The teams will be playing for a custom Gamers Outreach GO Kart, to be donated to a hospital of their choice.

Ghost Gaming represents Gears Esports’ passionate Latin American fanbase with top players from Mexico and Puerto Rico. Ghost Gaming took second place overall at the recent Gears 5 ELEAGUE Invitational event in July and is looking to prove themselves once again, as the chance to dominate the 'Gears 5' Esports landscape looms.

Reciprocity is made up of some of the best North American Gears of War players. After an intense head-to-head match against Ghost Gaming at the Gears 5 ELEAGUE Invitational in July, Reciprocity took home third place, and are now out to seek revenge against the kings of Latin America.

The Gears Esports program is thrilled to bring these world-class players together in Las Vegas to compete for Gamers Outreach. Xbox is a proud Gamers Outreach partner and supports their efforts to bring games to hospitals across the United States and beyond. Gamers Outreach is excited to partner with The Coalition, the development studio team behind 'Gears 5', for the showcase match at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas.

“We have worked with their team in the past and are excited to reconnect again to support kids in hospitals. Through a gracious donation, The Coalition is funding a GO Kart, which will go to the hospital of choice for the winning team. It is a great opportunity to once again show what the gaming community can do!” said Gamers Outreach Development Manager, David Fraser.

This showcase will be the first of many post-launch 'Gears 5' Esports competitive matches. The Coalition has announced an exciting new Gears Esports Pro League format, which along with amateur competitions, online play opportunities, and major open events, will provide opportunities for all skill levels. For more details on the future of Gears Esports, follow @EsportsGears and Gears.gg.

“Supporting Gamers Outreach continues to be a high priority for EBS, and we are honored to work with these teams and Xbox to support their cause,” said Chris Pursell, Chairman of Events at Esports Business Summit. “'Gears 5' looks terrific and will be a fantastic way to kick off this year’s show!”

For full event information and to register for the Esports Business Summit and the Xbox 'Gears 5' Gamers Outreach Showcase Match, please visit esportsbizsummit.com.

About Esports Business Summit
The Esports Business Summit is presented by Cynopsis Sports/Esports, Chief Marketer, and Event Marketer; three of the largest media brands covering sports business, television, and marketing. Collectively, these sponsoring brands reach more than 300,000 executives across sports, television, and marketing via their eletters, magazines, websites and events.

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 5' is 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 at http://www.gearsofwar.com/games.

About Ghost Gaming
Ghost Gaming, founded in 2017, is an esports organization focused on cultivating best-in-class talent to deliver superior results. Through their core beliefs of community, culture, and cultivation they have their sights set on one goal: Building an esports legacy.

About Reciprocity
Reciprocity is a leading esports team organization committed to creating cutting-edge content, investing in player development and building a generation of viewers and enthusiasts globally. Reciprocity intends to be among the first publicly traded esports team organizations listed on the TSXV.

About Gamers Outreach
At Gamers Outreach our focus is to support kids and teens throughout the healing process as they undergo treatment in hospitals. We equip nurses and child life specialists with the means to make activities and technology accessible. Ultimately, our goal is to create sustainable experiences that produce joy and minimize trauma for patients. We are a community with a passion for playing video games. We realized there are specific ways games can help children cope with long-term hospital stays. We believe every child should have access to recreation to help the healing process. For more information on Gamers Outreach follow us @gamersoutreach or visit our site gamersoutreach.org.

To register for the Esports Business Summit click here. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact Frank Fazio at (203) 899-8482.

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