Hypefestation is acquired by Rekt Nation Inc.

Hey HypeFam, I know I have been very quiet since Hypefestation 4. The event had stressed me out immensely and had also put me in a financial hole with unforeseen expenses mostly as damages to the venue and More »

[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 »


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  How do the pools work? A tournament consisting of 32 teams will be filled with 8 pools. Each pool will consist of 4 teams. (Additional teams will create pools

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

Hypefestation is 4 Real

On the weekend of October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Hypefestation will be taking over Latitude 360 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for our 4th stand-alone event. We will be featuring a Gears of War:

Replay ALL Gears of War Titles on Xbox One

Huge announcement for all of you who are new to the Gears series or have traded in your 360 and upgraded to the Xbox One: You will be able to play the

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

Deluxe Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Announced

The Deluxe Version of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was announced yesterday by The Coalition.  This $60 version includes new weapon skins and characters for multiplayer. Let’s fall in and take a