I know that the general community is kind of trying to get into the competitive side of the game. For those of you who don't me I was a semi-pro in both of the previous Gears games and have gone to almost all of the local tournaments.
I feel like the teams that really try to get involved in the epic community have had a lot of success in gathering a following and drawing people into the competitive side of gaming. My team will constantly be streaming on twitch.tv and be posting videos onto youtube. So if you want to watch competitive gears you will always have easy access to some content.
My team consists of myself (vVv Sun Down) Knockout (Knockout Tanks), Jon (JONORMOUS) and Boss (BOSSMERCS). Feel free to message us on XBL with any questions. Here are the links to our twitters as well if you want to contact us. The stream and youtube page are both after.
http://www.twitch.tv/kotanks (HD stream on newly installed Fios)
My youtube channel where I'm going to start posting maps from our scrims and eventually a team tage (I'll accept any requests for what maps people want to see just message me in some way (XBL, Twitter, PM)-
Expect to see us in the Hypefestation qualifiers and hopefully farther