MLG is considering the future of Gears within their tournaments later this year. Found the article rather interesting...found what CliffyB said even more so...
"Its not really the kind of versus that we designed for people to play for six figures. That's why we do Unreal Tournament."
"Tournament players for Halo: Combat Evolved demonstrated that the multiplayer portion Bungie hastily added before the Xbox's launch possessed unintended depth and complexity due to an uncanny balance of glitches and design mistakes."
I for one feel that Gears more than qualifies for MLG. Its a fantastic team based game with tons of depth and strategy.
For the full article, just click on the link.