H1Z1 developer Daybreak Games has announced the Elite Series, an esports circuit featuring the best H1Z1: King of the Kill players from around the world. The series will host offline matches in various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.
Each event will have a $250,000 prize pool, totalling $1 million worldwide.
“There is nothing that can match the scale or intensity of an H1Z1 tournament where everyone is dropped in together, competing amidst the mayhem to be the last one standing, and we are excited to continue to develop this new genre of esports,” said Daybreak director of esports Mark Tuttle.
The series will start with DreamHack Atlanta, on July 21-23. Two H1Z1 tournaments will be hosted, one for solo players with a $100,000 prize and one for five-player teams with a $150,000 prize.
Confirmed competitors in the team competition include previous winners Obey Alliance as well as World Best Gaming, Denial Esports, and Counter Logic Gaming. Individual players can qualify via preliminary rounds at DreamHack Atlanta. More details on the Elite Series will be revealed “later this year.”
In the meantime, those interested in competing in Atlanta can get more information on qualifying from the H1Z1 website.
The H1Z1 Invitational will also be returning to TwitchCon this year.