Quick Rules

Attention: Only legal residents of the USA, Canada and Mexico are allowed to participate in the Gears of War Pro League.

Please Note: The spot on Clocktower known as the "Invincible Spot" is illegal to use. Any team found guilty of using that location will forfeit that map. The "Invincible Spot" is the location on Clocktower that, when crouched, makes it impossible to be shot.

Match Progress
When the cup begins check “My Matches” and contact your opponent via Xbox Live to start the match. Be sure that you are aware of which team should be hosting the lobby to avoid confusion. The higher seeded team will host the first game in the series. The lower seeded team will host the second game in the series. The host will continue to alternate until the series reaches the final map, at which point the team with the most positive kill to death rate will host the final map. (This is to be found by adding total kills and subtracting total deaths across all games played)

Team Colors
The higher seeded team will always start Locust and host. Host and faction will alternate each game until the final match. In the final match, the team with the most "round wins" will host.

Before a game begins, verify that all of the settings are correct. If a game is hosted with incorrect settings, it will need to be ended and restarted with correct ones. Please check all game mode settings under rules.

Map Rotation
The maps and gametypes for each round can be found here.

Score Disputes
Both the winning and losing teams should be reporting match scores at the end of each series. If there are any inconsistencies in the reported scores, please contact us via support with valid proof. Team captains are responsible for taking pictures of the post-game summaries or providing video evidence for proper proof. Uploading clips to xboxclips.com is the best way to provide video evidence.


Is this your first cup? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Need more help? During the cup, please contact support or check out this document Help One Sheet.