Gears of War eSports teams from across the world will battle it out for a top prize of £15,000 in London later this year.

Professional and amateur teams will compete for a £10,000 prize pool, increasing up to a £15,000 prize pool with 32+ team pass sales.

The Top 4 teams will play in the Grand Finals in front of a live studio audience in London, UK at the Gfinity Arena & Studios on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Teams will qualify for the Gfinity Grand Finals through an open tournament hosted by Am2Pro at the Nottingham Forest Football Stadium (UK) starting Friday evening, July 8, 2016 and continuing through Saturday, July 9th.

The event will be streamed live from Gfinity and Am2Pro on

The tournament will be double-elimination Gears of War: Ultimate Edition “Execution” played on standard Gears eSports settings.

Additionally, Major League Gaming will host the Gears eSports MLG North American Open in Columbus, Ohio, at the MLG Arena on July 30 and 31. Up to 32 professional and amateur teams will compete for a $30,000 prize pool.

Online competitions to earn points for seeding and qualification begin May 17 and run until the Last Chance Qualifier on June 25.

For further information on how to register, and to purchase spectator and team passes for both the Nottingham Open Qualifier as well as the London Grand Finals at the Gfinity Arena & Studios, visit the Gears eSports page.