[Video]E3 Rod Fergusson Interview about Gears Multiplayer

Rod Fergusson, during the last few minutes of E3, talked to me about Gears multiplayer. We talked about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition being the first Xbox One game to support LAN, community feedback, and a bright future More »

Sponsored by Twitch TV

Twitch TV began supporting Hypefestation at the beginning. The very first Hypefestation back in 2011 had direct support from Twitch. When Twitch TV was budding, there was already rapport with Jason Barbosa and Michael Murray because of the More »

Sponsored by The Coalition

Once Microsoft purchased the intellectual property of Gears of War, it didn’t take long for The Coalition (formerly Black Tusk Studios and developing for the Gears franchise) to find Hypefestation and the community work they’ve done competitively. The More »

Sponsored by Astro Gaming

Astro Gaming has sponsored and supported Hypefestation events since Hypefestation 2 back in January 2012. Their equipment, promotion, and prize money contributions have been a huge help in supporting the Hypefestation competitive community. More »


Updated LAN Rules

We have updated our LAN rules. We expect all competitive players attending Hype 4 to read the following. You can see the full rule set here.   Specific LAN Rules for players:

Fury Wins Competitive Showcase

Team Fury gnashed through the competition and proved they were a team to be reckoned with during Friday’s Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Competitive Showcase hosted by The Coalition.  The audience was

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Competitive Showcase

See the first competitive Gears of War: Ultimate Edition event live today! In just a couple of hours, four teams selected by The Coalition Studio will be competing in the Gears of

War Machine: Professor Immortal’s Map Breakdown

Want to get a head start on the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition competition?  Today Immortal Spawn, known in the community as “the Gears of War professor,” has a few lessons up

Pool Play

Hypefestation’s Pool Play  A Pool Play tournament style will be implemented at Hypefestation LANs starting with Hypefestation 4. How do the pools work? A tournament consisting of 32 teams will be filled

Kickback Invitational – Hype 4

Hypefestation Official Rules and Settings Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition Sep 19th/20th, 2015. 9am PDT / Noon EDT / 4 pm UTC Entry: Purchase of Hype 4 Team Pass. Prize: 1st Place

Hypefestation Bracket Seeding

The Seeding for Hype 4 will only contain points from the Online Invitational Kickback tournament. Points from Gears of War 3 will no longer count. Seeding points determine your place in the brackets

Midbox Duo – 2v2

Hypefestation Official Rules and Settings Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition – Single Elimination – 2v2 Sept 13th, 2015 10:00Am PDT / 1:00Pm EDT / 5:00Pm UTC (Registration OPENS on August 30th) Entry