Daybreak Games have announced that the H1Z1 Invitational will return for the third year running, taking place at Twitchcon 2017.
Twitchcon 2017 is taking place at the Long Beach Arena in California from October 20-22, and it is a time of rapid fire announcements for the Twitch streaming platform, which has over 100 million users a month and seems to be perpetually growing.
The H1Z1 Invitational is growing too, it seems, with a prize pool of $500,000 in the offing as the world’s most recognisable Twitch streamers come together for three unique tournaments in Daybreak Games’ battle royale title.
The 2017 H1Z1 Invitational will take place at the H1Z1 Arena. The three tournaments are the All-Stars, Legends and Challengers. Each will feature a different group of competitors. The All-Stars tournament will focus on streamers and content creators for the game, the Legends tournament will focus on the games esports athletes and the fledgling competitive scene while the Challengers tournament will be filled with players from on-site qualifiers, with attendees able to rock up and try and make it into the 60 who will earn a spot in the finals.
“H1Z1 has pioneered the massive arena shooter genre and proved that large-scale esports is possible,” said Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager, in a press release.
“The H1Z1 Invitational has grown and evolved over the years. As H1Z1’s popularity has increased, so has demand for this type of programming, and this new 3-tournament format allows us to be inclusive of more players and provide a weekend full of content to viewers at home.”
The H1Z1 event is often the most-watched event at Twitchcon, with 118,000 concurrent viewers tuned into the finals last year to watch the winners Inboxes and Radek cruise to victory.