The H1Z1 Elite Series is a new professional circuit for the survival sandbox massively multiplayer online game, which commences operations from next month.
It hopes to bring together the best players from around the world to create a highly competitive environment. According to the official announcement, the H1Z1 Elite Series will cater to the following regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Each of the four regional events will feature a prize pool of $250,000, combining for a massive $1 million pot overall.
The first regional event will begin next month at DreamHack Atlanta on July 21. It will be divided into two tournaments. One will be catered towards solo players, with the winner of the competition earning themselves $100,000. The other is for teams of five, with the team earning $150,000 to split between the players. There is confirmation that Obey Alliance, World Best Gaming, Denial Esports, and Counter Logic Gaming will be taking part. The other spots will be filled by players that qualify in preliminary rounds, which will be run on-site at DreamHack Atlanta.
This is not the first time that Daybreak Game Company has pushed into the realm of competitive gaming. The developer has previously hosted invitationals at TwitchCon, with several other events spanned across the years. The H1Z1 Elite Series, however, seems a bit more ambitious in comparison and is hopefully designed for long-term gains.
While details are pending, it is only logical for the developer to host a championship following the respective regional events. The best teams from each region must ultimately face each other to decide the one sole victor.
More information regarding upcoming events for the H1Z1 Elite Series has been promised to arrive soon.