Caesars Atlantic City and Xbox Partner to Present The First-Ever Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open

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Caesars Atlantic City and Xbox Partner to Present The First-Ever Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open

Presented by Caesars Entertainment and The Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC)

Furthering its commitment to bringing innovative entertainment and gaming experiences to the market, Caesars Atlantic City will host the city’s first-ever major eSports championship

March 31-April 2nd

Atlantic City, NJ – Further strengthening its commitment to bringing innovative gaming and entertainment experiences to the market, Caesars Atlantic City will partner with Xbox and The Coalition to present the first-ever major eSports championship in Atlantic City on Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd when it hosts the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open. The event, which is presented by Caesars Entertainment and The Ultimate Gaming Championship, will mark the city’s first open eSports circuit event with over $200,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, and will welcome professional and amateur video gamers alike from around the globe.

The inaugural Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open is an open eSports circuit for Gears of War 4, the latest interactive video game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.  The event is one of the Gears Pro global circuit events where players can compete in marquee live events throughout North America and around the world, operated by world-class tournament organizers for a minimum of $1,000,000 in cash prizes.  The Gears Pro Circuit program has been hitting record-setting participation and viewership numbers this year. Top teams from North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe can qualify for pool play and travel coverage, with accommodations at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, one of the East Coast leading casino-hotel destinations, located on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk.

“Caesars is always looking at ways to bring innovative gaming and entertainment experiences to the market, and we are thrilled to partner with Microsoft’s Xbox and The Coalition to bring the very first major eSports event to Atlantic City this month and welcome top professional and amateurs gamers from around the world,” explained Kevin Ortzman, President of Caesars and Bally’s Atlantic City. 

“Gears eSports is proud to be partnering with Caesars Entertainment on this major championship event in Atlantic City. The Gears Pro Circuit will be offering a record-setting $200,000 prize pool for the area. We are excited to work with a flagship brand like Caesars and are exploring future opportunities to bring innovative entertainment experiences to their properties around the world. We look forward to welcoming Gears of War, Xbox, and video game fans from the area to watch some of the most passionate personalities in eSports compete live in Atlantic City,” said Jack Felling, Lead eSports Producer on Gears of War at Microsoft.

Tickets are on sale now for spectators and teams, and are available to purchase at ugcevents.com. Spectators can watch the top teams play on the main stage in the Circus Maximus theatre and experience the passion and energy of the pool play, featured stations, and open bracket areas. Spectator tickets include access to all areas.  For additional information on Caesars Atlantic City, please visitwww.caesars.com.

Event Information

Date: Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd

Venue: Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 USA

Doors Open for Spectators: Friday at 2 PM ET, Saturday at 10 AM ET, Sunday at 10 AM ET
Open Bracket Teams: Registration & Warmup, Friday at 12 PM ET. Match start at 2 PM ET.
Pool Play Teams: Must be available for Media Day Friday 9 AM ET, Match start at 4 PM ET
Stream Schedule: Starts Friday at 4 PM ET, Saturday at 10 AM ET, Sunday at 10 AM ET on http://live.gearsofwar.com

Other Activities

All players and spectators will be eligible for a raffle of rare Gears of War and gaming items taking place after the Grand Finals on Sunday. All spectators and players of age (21+) are welcome to attend an afterparty on Sunday evening celebrating the weekend. Stay tuned for more information on special hotel discounts, and other activity/food and beverage packages from Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.

Prize Structure

1st = $70,000
2nd = $45,000
3rd = $30,000
4th = $15,000
5th = $10,000
5th = $10,000
7th = $5,000
7th = $5,000
9th = $2,500
9th = $2,500
9th = $2,500
9th = $2,500

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About Gears eSports

The Gears Pro Circuit is an open eSports circuit for Gears of War 4, presented by Xbox and The Coalition. Gears of War players can compete in marquee live open events around the world operated by world-class tournament organizers for a starting $1,000,000 in cash prizes.

Players worldwide can earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional online ladders and in daily and weekly tournaments. Gears Pro Points qualify players for open LAN events that take place around the world and are open to players of all skill levels and nationality. For more detailed information on the Gears eSports Pro Circuit and Gears eSports, please visit www.gears.gg. You can also follow us on Twitter at @eSportsGears and @GearsofWar or on Facebook at /GearsofWar.

About Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino

Reigning at the center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk with its 1,100 AAA Four-Diamond hotel guest rooms and suites, Caesars Atlantic City sets the standard for excitement and luxury on the East Coast. Highlighted by a stellar culinary offering including acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant in the area, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill; Nero’s Italian Steakhouse, Morton’s and the award-winning Kwi Noodle House.  Caesars is additionally home to one of the finest entertainment venues in Atlantic City with the Circus Maximus Theater, and one of the nation’s leading spas, Qua Baths and Spa.

About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties (“CERP”), Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (“CGP”), in which we hold a variable economic interest, and the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (“CEOC”) (which was deconsolidated effective January 15, 2015 due to its bankruptcy filing). Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada in 1937, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. The Caesars system of properties now operates 47 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. CERP and CGP own a total of 12 casinos. CEC’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, and Horseshoe® brand names. CEOC’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK (formerly London Clubs International) family of casinos.

The Caesars system of properties is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence, and technology leadership. The Company is committed to system-wide environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

About Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC)

The Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), one of the eSports industry’s fastest-growing brands founded by members of the gaming community, provides cutting-edge production and exclusive media content. The UGC continually innovates to lead the way in multimedia broadcasting, live tournament organization, digital infrastructure, merchandising and experiential events. Learn more about the UGC at UGCevents.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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