ESL has announced a Gears of War Pro League presented by Xbox with a $50,000 USD prize pool.

The Gears of War Pro League will showcase the very best teams from North America competing for a spot in the Grand Finals in January, 2016. The pre-season cups will start from September where players can put their skills into play. The Coalition will also work with the community to help refine the rule set and finalise the map pool based on feedback.

The first place prize is set at $20,000 and will see 5 players per team (4 starting players + 1 sub/coach) on each side. This is great news for the Esports community as another Xbox One title enters the competitive space again.

You can read more about the announcement here including full format and rules.