Fans of Daybreak’s H1Z1 finally got the news they’ve been waiting for as the game’s new league officially rolled out its participating teams, venue and platform. The H1Z1 Pro League will feature 15 charter organizations that will battle and snipe over two 10-week splits starting April 21 in an effort to be crowned champion with the league serving as a joint venture between Daybreak Game Company and Twin Galaxies LLC.
“Our goal with H1PL is to take the leap from Esports 1.0 to 2.0, establishing a league where for the first time in esports history, everyone participates in success – the fans, the players, the teams and all of our supporting partners,” said Jace Hall, Co-Chairman of Twin Galaxies. “The battle royale format has quickly become the most popular and entertaining multi-player video game genre, and we’re confident that the H1PL will drive fan engagement and excitement to even higher levels through the use of groundbreaking production techniques along with access to Facebook’s global gaming community.”
Charter teams will see Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Echo Fox, Epsilon Esports, Gankstars, Impact Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, Noble Esports, Obey Alliance, Rogue Gaming, SetToDestroyX, Team SoloMid, Tempo Storm, and Team Vitality each contend, woith the action taking place at the Twin Galaxies Esports Arena located inside Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas, a 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility. The H1PL will livestream all competition via Facebook Live throughout the season. H1PL and Facebook will also introduce a variety of community-focused features to augment the viewing experience, including the curation and granting of free, redeemable in-game rewards for fans that tune-in during H1PL streams throughout the week.
“The battle royale genre is fast becoming one of the most popular and accessible gaming categories to both watch and play, and we’re excited to help this brand-new league for H1Z1 grow its community on Facebook,” said Patrick Chapman, manager of esports partnerships at Facebook. “The league’s primary focus to engage and support players and fans aligns closely to our commitment to help build the world’s community for people to play, watch and share the games they love.”
“The H1Z1 Pro League will bring together the best players in the world to compete in the adrenaline-filled spectacle that is H1Z1, and we can think of no other city that matches the energy and excitement of battle royale than Las Vegas,” said Mark Tuttle, Director of Esports at Daybreak Games. “With our announcement today that H1Z1 is now free to play, the stage is set for a robust and active community ready to tune into the H1PL every week.”