'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. The history of this game is a very turbulent one, but the short version is that it once ruled the Steam charts in 2015 before failing to deliver on a lot of promises made by developer Daybreak Games. At 10 am Pacific today, Daybreak's battle royale shooter will be become a free-to-play game. Those who purchased the game will receive in-game items as a consolation, but can also receive refunds in accordance to Steam's refund policy. Whether that is enough to get once loyal fans to install the game again is yet to be seen.
On top of the game's Free-to-Play transition, Daybreak also announced that the H1ZI Pro League will officially begin on April 21st, 2018 at the H1PL Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Established in a joint venture between Daybreak Game Company and Twin Galaxies LLC, 15 eSports teams have been confirmed to participate in the H1PL. The first event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 21. Stay tuned to see what changes are coming to the game next.
Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies announced their joint venture to create the H1Z1 Pro League in October of previous year.
"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". There was a time not too long ago when H1Z1 was the king of the hill, but after the launches of PUBG and Fortnite, its player numbers have dwindled quickly.
H1Z1 is described as a fast-paced, highly competitive, battle royale shooter.