Gears of War Mexico City Recap
This weekend saw Eye 4 esports travel to Mexico City to battle it out for a share of $200,000 at the Gears of War Pro Circuit Open. The event was the first international major for the E4 Brand as we competed against the worlds best teams.
Friday 26th January 2018
The seeds for the Open Bracket were announced and the bracket was live. E4 were handed 9th seed and a bye in Round 1. We faced off against Tera Gaming in Round 2. E4 were determined and focused from the off and took the series with ease, 2-0 to make a dominant start to the event. Our next match was a tougher opponent in Aztek Gaming. A top 7 team from Latin America. It was E4 who came out on top and took the series 2-0 to move on to Round 3. As the bracket progressed, We faced up against dZ Rezurges in an expected fixture for a spot in Pool Play. As the third seeded team in Europe and first seed in the Open Bracket, we knew this matchup wasn't going to be easy. The Winners Quaterfinal was a closer encounter to our previous games, but it was E4 who opened up the series with a 7-5 map win. Clutching up in Map 2, 7-4, it was E4 who took the series 2-0 and with that victory saw Eye 4 esports join the tournament's elite for the second day of competition. After an impressive day of intense games, E4 finish Day 1 with a 6-0 map count heading into Pool A alongside OpTic Gaming, Pure Gaming and Team Supremacy.
Dexerto Interview with E4 Breaker
The first team from the Open Bracket into Pool Play are @eye4esports. A huge 2-0 victory against dZ sees E4 join the tournament's elite for the second day of competition.— Dexerto.com (@Dexerto) January 27, 2018
Still buzzing from victory, we got @_KBreaker's thoughts on the Open Bracket and their event so far. pic.twitter.com/ya3iC6JKeo
Saturday 27th January 2018
E4 kicked off Pool A on mainstage against Team Supremacy for the first match of the day. It was our opponents who started stronger and clinched a 2-0 victory. Our second match of the day was against Global Leaders, OpTic Gaming. OpTic took ththe green wall proved too strong for E4.
rematch against dZ as they looked for sweet revenge. Despite our best efforts, it was our opponents who edged the second series to take the match and end our run in the tournament.
Good games to all the teams we played over the weekend. E4 finish the Gears Mexico Open in 18th, collecting 3,000 Pro Points each. As the highest placing UK Organisation, we would like to thank everyone for their continuous support.
Alex Todd, CEO at Eye 4 Esports
"We are really proud of the lads performance this weekend. From Qualifying for Pool Play to Trending in Mexico, this event was an incredible testament to the dedication from our players and the E4 brand we have worked so hard to build."
We will be back in action at Las Vegas between April 6-8th.
Keep up to date with @eye4esports on Twitter for all the latest news and updates. #E4Gold