Onslaught eSports is proud to kick off 2017 by announcing the acquisition of the #2 Gears of War team in the Latin American region just prior to the $75,000+ Gears of War Pro Circuit Mexico City Open January 20-22, 2017.
Comprised of veteran Gears of War players Carlos “Demize” Betancourt, Sahad “Cryticxl” Soria, Reynaldo “Chaoz” Tosada, Rogelio “Sleeafer” Rojo, Juan “Crack” Nieves and Coach Christian “Punki” Bardales, the newest edition to the Onslaught stable of teams comes with incredible experience and talent, boasting some of the top players in the LATAM scene including former players from top-ranked RNK/Splyce along with younger players making their first foray into international competition. Led by Cryticxl, a Top-8 finisher at the Gears Columbus Open event and Top-5 finisher at the kickoff Gears Invitational, the squad features both Mexican and Puerto Rican players and represents Onslaught’s first true international team, and 2nd professional Gears of War team overall behind the inaugural Pro League 4th-place finishers from last year. Expectations are sky-high for an excellent finish for the crowd favorites, as many players have dominated the local and national scenes as far back as Gears of War 2 and have competed alongside each other for many years.
Onslaught General Manager Patrick O’Brien, when asked about the team hinted that the close bonds and total dominance at the national level as a strong reason why Onslaught decided to acquire the team.
“With this being our first true international team, and given our previous history of success in Gears of War, we wanted to make sure whichever roster we acquired would be put in the best position to succeed out of the gate. With the experience these 6 guys have combined with the hunger to showcase that LATAM Gears is no longer something to overlook, we felt confident and excited at the prospects of this team carrying the oS banner. I am looking forward to a great Mexico City event!” – Patrick O’Brien, GM
With the Mexico City event being the first international event held in the fast-growing LATAM Gears scene, local passes for the open event are already sold out. Additional information, international team passes and spectator passes are available here: https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/esports/Mexico-City-Info
Please welcome the our new Gears of War team, and get ready to apoyen a Onslaught a hacia la victoria!