Daybreak Teams Up With Twin Galaxies To Establish The H1Z1 Pro League
With the recent hype over Battle Royale games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, Daybreak Games seems to be looking to bring H1Z1 back to the forefront of the genre, or at least get a bigger piece of the pie, with the establishment of the H1Z1 Pro League. Here’s the official press release:
“Daybreak Games has partnered with Twin Galaxies, whose new Pro League Division will establish the H1Z1 Pro League for Daybreak’s fast-paced, last-man-standing game, H1Z1. The goal of the league is to create a sustainable esports ecosystem in partnership with teams for the benefit of H1Z1 players, viewers, and League partners. Focused on a ‘player-first’ approach, the H1Z1 Pro League will include a guaranteed player minimum salary, team owner and player representation on the governance committee, along with a comprehensive Player Bill of Rights and a well-defined revenue sharing model. The H1Z1 Pro League will launch its inaugural season in early 2018.”
The league will have 15 teams of 5 players fight it out in live 75-player matches occurring over two 10-week rounds with the championship finals scheduled for late 2018. “There will be no fees or buy-in costs for teams to take part in the league and teams will be selected through an application process that will begin this fall,” says Daybreak. The studio also promises a “player-first” approach in accordance with the Player Bill of Rights which guarantees “fair and livable” minimum compensation for each league player along with league revenue shares.
H1Z1’s playerbase has taken a massive hit as PUBG and Fortnite’s continue to soar through the roof. Establishing a Battle Royale e-sports league might just give Daybreak the push it needs to go toe to toe with their competitors. Finally, transitioning out of what feels like an eternity in Early Access might just do the trick as well.
If you want a taste of H1Z1’s e-sports scene then you might be interested in checking out the H1Z1 Invitational 2017. The three-tournament invitational will be held on October 20th – October 22nd at TwitchCon 2017 and will feature top H1Z1 players and streamers battling for the top spot. Watch the official announcement below.