1v1 Vendetta Recap


The response to our Gears of War 1 1v1 Midbox Vendetta Tournament was a great success!  A big thank you goes out to those who participated and community members who came by our channel to watch the carnage! Congratulations to our champion, Noxious Hero, who says he’s not done winning yet.

At first, the Hype staff was very hesitant about running a Gears 1 tournament because of the old lobby structure and lack of spectator mode. However, when we felt the hype and excitement from the community, The Coalition and Twitch TV about Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, we couldn’t resist.  With less than a month away from launch, players were itching to compete as the Gears 1 nostalgia revived a seemingly dormant community.


Looking to have some more Gears of War 1 nostalgic fun before launch?  If you are in the New York area, we are having a Gears of War: Ultimate Edition launch party at the Palisades Center GameStop. We’ll have two 4v4 stations starting at 9PM/Est where you can warm up those roadie running thumbs on Gears of War 1 for a few hours until midnight.  If you’re not in a rush to get home and start your new Gears adventure, we’ll have the stations open until around 1AM/Est.

We have been getting a lot of questions about if we will be hosting a LAN for the new title?  Yes! We are planning our biggest Hypefestation LAN event yet.  We need to say hi to the new community in a big way.  It’s finally time to express what we know we’re fully capable of and go booms to the wall, so to speak. We are diligently working on obtaining a LAN venue for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.  We are expecting a much bigger crowd and interest, so we are trying to accommodate accordingly.  Looking for a venue has been extremely difficult due to the projected size of the event, but we have locked down partnerships to be able to provide plenty of competitive stations.

Before we close, we have some gratitude to share:

A big thanks goes to our lead event organizer, Adriana and the team of referees for organizing new methods to streamline this tournament.  This was probably one of the fastest brackets Hypefestation has ever completed to date.  Thank you to our sponsors The Coalition for providing an APC full of swag and for supporting their community.  Also a big thank you Twitch for always sponsoring and supporting Hypefestation events since the beginning!  Their contribution really made the prize pot worthwhile for our competitors.

Thank you again, Gears!  We will see you on the midboxes again soon!

A Southern burrito smothered in awesomesauce! I have been playing Gears of War since 2006 and competitively since 2007. I am a lover of all things Gears and that includes collectibles and oh...BAIRD! I pride myself in making videos for the community and inspiring others to love Gears (whispers, "Baird") as much as I do. You can follow me on Twitter @Brittality. To the End!