Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies have teamed up to get in on the growing popularity of the battle royale genre of games by creating the H1Z1 Pro League.
The formation of the league sees players in talks to receive a guaranteed $50,000 salary although the final amount will be finalised by a governing committee. The league is comprised of 15 teams that will go up against each other over two 10-week splits. Those matches will lead to the Championship taking place in late 2018.
Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager at Daybreak Games explains
H1Z1 burst on to the esports scene with its first Battle Royale tournament over two years ago and has continued to serve the community with events like the H1Z1 Invitational, Elites Series at DreamHack and the primetime broadcast of Fight for The Crown on The CW Network. Our goal with the H1Z1 Pro League is to create a world-class experience worthy of our incredibly competitive community. We chose to partner with Twin Galaxies because they bring a unique and compelling vision for how H1Z1 can reshape the world of professional esports, and they share our core value of putting players first.
The teams that will be taking place in the H1Z1 Pro League will be announced early next year and will be quickly followed by the first season starting. Teams that are interested in taking part can learn more by attending an H1Z1 Pro League briefing taking place at TwitchCon 2017 on Friday, Oct. 20 in Long Beach, CA. There will be no fees or buy-in costs for teams to participate in the league, and the teams will be selected through an application process that starts later this year.