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Four Open Bracket teams qualify for Pool Play at Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open

Published: 29/Sep/2018 3:17 Updated: 30/Sep/2018 9:22

by Calum Patterson

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A gruelling Open Bracket gauntlet at the $250,000 Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open is almost complete, as four teams earned a spot in Pool Play.

As the final event for the Gears Pro Circuit season 2, San Diego is a big event for these amateur upcoming teams coming through the open bracket, and reaching pool play is just the first step.

Only 12 teams are guaranteed a pool play spot, with the open bracket featuring another 30+ teams fight for a spot in the open winners bracket.

There is also a losers bracket in open, so teams do get a second chance, but if they want a pool play spot, they will have to go near perfect in the winners side.

With the winners section of the bracket now finished, the four teams making it to pools are now confirmed – Nimbus, Fable, Fable LATAM and Krisis Gaming.

Krisis Gaming – Morality, Sickest, Diligen, RedN9ne, Abolics

Placed in Pool A alongside both OpTic rosters and Simplicity, Krisis have a very tough task when they get into their matches on Saturday, but they looked dominant in open, so could be a potential banana skin team.

Nimbus – Terrence, KilleM, Toti, DemiseiN, TidyWidy

Nimbus land in Pool B with Echo Fox, Rise Nation and Fire N Ice, which will be no easy task either. Rise and Echo Fox are heavy favorites here, so Nimbus will have to beat Fire N Ice and somehow take down one of the two NA juggernauts if they want a shot at finishing top 2 here.

Fable – DFazio, Fanatic, Exhaustted, REPSOLID, Flamsy

DFazio is a player more used to pool play than the open bracket, and it was no surprise that this talented roster made quick work of the winners in open. They will face Ghost Gaming, Worlds Best and Lucent in Pool C, and have a very good chance at finishing top 2 here.

Fable LATAM – Lyrickz, Gordocher, Auttenz, ReLiamSe, Prospect

Just like their North American counterparts, players here will not look out of place in Pool Play. They land in Pool D and will take on Spacestation, Reciprocity and eLevate, making this pool one of the most finely poised as it moves into Saturday.

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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.