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Final Pool Play results at Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open

Published: 29/Sep/2018 22:26 Updated: 30/Sep/2018 9:25

by Calum Patterson

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Pool Play has now completed at Gears San Diego, after the open bracket winning teams tried to cause an upset on their way to the championship bracket.

After day one, the top teams stayed on top, as Ghost Gaming and Echo Fox dominated their groups, and while OpTic Gaming also ended Friday at 2-0, there was definite weakness shown in their matches.

Ghost Gaming will be glad not to have had another nightmare pool play like they did at Gears New Orleans, were they finished with a 1-2 record, this time around securing top spot with a 3-0 record.

OpTic also ended 3-0 in Pool A, after defeating open bracket team Krisis Gaming. Their Mexican counterparts on OpTic GamingMX come in just behind them with a 2-1 record, while Simplicity finish 3rd in pool A, at 1-2.

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Pool B saw Nimbus, the team coming through from open bracket, really upset the balance. It wasn’t enough to knock Echo Fox off the top spot, but they did at least manage 2nd, with wins over Rise Nation and Fire N Ice.

Pool C was always Ghost Gaming’s for the taking, and they didn’t slip up like at New Orleans, dropping barely a round never mind a map throughout their matches. Lucent took second, with their only loss coming to Ghost, with Worlds Best win over Fable earning them the third spot.

Pool D was dominated by Spacestation on day one, and they didn’t slip up against open bracket team, Fable LATAM, on day two, taking top spot. Reciprocity finished second with a 2-1 record, and will be happy to make the championship winners bracket in their first event as an organization.

Group A

Place Team W L
1 OpTic Gaming 3 0
2 OpTic GamingMX 2 1
3 Simplicity 1 2
4 Krisis Gaming 0 3

Group B

Place Team W L
1 Echo Fox 3 0
2 Nimbus 2 1
3 Rise Nation 1 2
4 Fire N Ice 0 3

Group C

Place Team W L
1 Ghost Gaming 2 0
2 Lucent Esports 2 1
3 World Best Gaming 1 2
4 Fable 0 2

Group D

Place Team W L
1 Spacestation 3 0
2 Team Reprocity 2 1
3 Elevate 0 2
4 Fable LATAM 0 2
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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

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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.