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Fable Esports Crowned Champions of EGL Gears London $20,000 Open – Final Placements

Published: 10/Jun/2018 21:16 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


Fable Esports European roster have won the second open event in EU of the 2018 season, with victory over Spanish side Lucent Esports in the grand final.

The event had a handful of top teams in attendance, including Fable’s ‘Sentinel’ Roster, Cyclone and Regal Reserve.

With $20,000 on the line, it was also a big opportunity for a number of upcoming amateur players to prove themselves on the stage with big money to play for.

Fable were the obvious favorites coming off their win at EGL Sheffield, as well as a strong run of first place finishes in the online EU 2K tournaments.

Fable were gunning for their third successive EGL win, and looked peerless throughout not dropping a map through their winner’s bracket run to the grand final.

There they faced a tough battle against Lucent, but still looked the far more comfortable team, making it three successive European tournament wins – without dropping a map.

EGL Gears London Open – Final Placements

Team Place Prize (USD)
Fable EU 1st $10,000
Lucent Esports 2nd $5,000
Fable Sentinel 3rd $3,000
Cyclone 4th $2,000
Revolt 5th-6th
Regal Reserve 5th-6th
Bittersweet 7th-8th
Prismatic 7th-8th
Aerox 9th-12th
Horizon Union 9th-12th
Frenchies 9th-12th
Invalid 9th-12th
Cease to Exist 13th-16th
LyZo Esports 13th-16th
Puzzled Gaming 13th-16th

WWE’s The New Day tear up Survivor Series with custom Gears of War armor

Published: 23/Nov/2020 2:58 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 3:36

by Brad Norton


Continuing their trend of exceptional video game-inspired ring attire, WWE’s The New Day came to this year’s Survivor Series ready for battle, bringing their custom Gears of War skins to life.

While Batista may have been the first WWE superstar to join Gears 5, the longest reigning tag champs in history just dropped in as well. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E are all available in Microsoft’s third-person shooter with their own custom skins, emotes, and voice lines.

To celebrate their vibrant in-game items, the trio entered this year’s Survivor Series with a unique look. Rather than walking to the ring with their usual attire, things were turned up a notch. The New Day entered the building with a real version of their Gears skins.

Everything from the blue, pink, and yellow body armor to the limited Booty-O cereal box, it was all custom made for this one-off appearance.

It’s no secret that members of The New Day are massive gamers. Xavier Woods runs one of the biggest gaming-focused YouTube channels in UpUpDownDown, and the crew even appeared at Wrestlemania 33 in Final Fantasy ring gear.

The Gears 5 collaboration is just the latest in their video game crossovers. This one couldn’t have had a bigger spotlight. Survivor Series is one of the biggest Pay-Per-View events of the year. With a champion vs champion tag match set between them and The Street Profits, there was no better time to show off the Gears 5 attire.

Big E walked down the ramp with both belts by his side, while Kofi held the custom cereal box. Xavier Woods had something a little more over the top in his hands, however. He came with a buffed version of Francesca the Trombone, custom-designed to match the look of a Gears Lancer.

With a chainsaw at one end and the base of the gun on the other, the trombone still worked as he made his way to the ring. 

The suits of armor were enormous, mirroring their in-game counterparts in terms of both style and size. Obviously, the chest plates came off when it was time to do business. Regardless of the result, there’s no denying The New Day had the standout look at Survivor Series.

Who knows what kind of gaming creations they’ll come up with next. Though you can always expect the tag champs to be pushing the industry further into the eyes of the wrestling community.