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SAN DIEGO – June 6, 2017 – #daybreakgames today announced the Elite Series, a new #esports circuit focused on bringing together the top performing players of the single-elimination, massive arena shooter H1Z1®: King of the Kill®. This professional circuit will host in-person gaming tournaments around the world, including in the North American, European, APAC (Asia-Pacific) and LATAM (Latin America) regions. Each #event in the Elite Series will feature a $250,000 prize pool, for a total of $1 million in prizing.
“The Elite Series shines a spotlight on the skill and passion of our players from around the world, bringing the community closer together through online programming and in-person #competition. It’s an arena for the best head-to-head #h1z1 action and will undoubtedly have viewers and players on the edge of their seat,” said Mark Tuttle, director of #esports at Daybreak. “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.”
Kicking off at #dreamhack #atlanta from July 21-23, the Elite Series will debut with two nail-biting H1Z1 tournaments – one for solo players and one for 5-player teams - with a prize pool of $150,000 for the team tournament and $100,000 for the solo #competition. The team #competition will feature top organizations like Obey Alliance, winners of the H1Z1®: Fight for the Crown™ tournament, World Best Gaming, Denial #esports and Counter Logic Gaming. Each tournament will reserve a majority of seats for participants who qualify in preliminary rounds on-site at #dreamhack #atlanta.
The Elite Series has been created to further define the massive arena shooter genre as a form of competitive play and entertainment. It both shares and advances the spirit of Daybreak’s past #esports initiatives, including the primetime television spectacle of H1Z1: Fight for the Crown that aired on The CW Network earlier this year and the #h1z1 Invitational, the most watched TwitchCon program for two years running. The #h1z1 Invitational will also return to TwitchCon this October with events for both professional players and all-star streamers. Daybreak plans to announce specific details on additional Elite Series tournaments and the Invitational later this year.
For more information on the Elite Series in #atlanta, including pre-registration details for solo players and teams wishing to qualify, visit https://www.h1z1.com/king-of-the-kill/elite-series .
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