H1Z1 Professional League is shutting down
Earlier this yr, I used to be invited to Las Vegas to cowl the inaugural weekend of the H1Z1 Professional League, or H1PL. It was an enormous, glitzy affair, placed on by league house owners Twin Galaxies, with visitor appearances from celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez who was there to launch what league supervisor Jace Corridor thought of the following evolutionary step in esports.
Gamers within the league signed a contract and have been to obtain a part of a $250,000 stipend paid for by the league. In keeping with ESPN, that stipend was by no means paid, and whereas some group house owners have been capable of cowl participant bills out of pocket, others weren’t. Obey Alliance was the primary group to drag out of the league two months in the past, and now all of the groups have been let go from the league. In keeping with a message despatched to groups by Corridor and obtained by ESPN, the league continues to be working to pay the groups.
The H1PL launched in April, airing solely on Fb, however apparently was solely capable of attain a peak of seven,900 concurrent viewers on the platform. Compared, the Overwatch League Grand Finals peaked at 319,000 viewers this previous summer season. H1Z1 is obtainable now for PC and PS4 with the latter platform hitting ten million downloads earlier this yr.
H1Z1 Professional League to shutter amid fee points [ESPN]