That’s right, 300,000 smack-a-roonies are going to be up for grabs for any team that has the skills required to prove themselves to be a total boss at H1Z1: King of the Kill.

Dubbed H1Z1: Fight for the Crown, the tournament will serve as the end of The CW Network’s six-part documentary series that will be focusing on the enormously overlooked H1Z1 competitive scene. Fifteen teams of five will be fighting in knock-down drag-outs for the lion’s share of $300,000 USD, including teams like Echo Fox and Panda Global. In fact, five of those six episodes will be focused entirely on Echo Fox’s players as they prepare themselves for the event. Five episodes will be aired on CW Seed while the main event will be aired on The CW on April 20th.

“It will be fascinating to see the different team dynamics and strategies at work because the stakes are higher – there is no room for mistakes or hesitation when your whole team is relying on you,” said Executive Producer Chris Wynn in a statement posted to the event’s website.

That’s not to say that the tournament is closed to the known elite, however. Registration is already open for teams that want to compete in the event. All you have to do is submit your scores to the Twin Galaxies leaderboard and apply through the official H1Z1: Fight for the Crown webpage. If you’re a lone wolf that doesn’t yet have a team, but still think you’re capable of slaying the competition, teams will be scouting the Twin Galaxies for players so free agents are encouraged to get themselves ranked.

The announcement follows Mortal Kombat X: Machinima’s Chasing the Cup documentary that aired on CW Seed, with the finale also airing on The CW around this time just last year. Similarly to H1Z1: Fight for the Crown, the Mortal Kombat X docuseries followed pro players as they readied themselves for ESL‘s Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 2 finals.

About The Author

Sian R
eSports Director | Streamer

Sian is a self-proclaimed Star Wars historian, Fatal Frame enthusiast and crazy cat lady that's fascinated by the Kpop mashups on YouTube. Professional gaming is something that's fascinated him ever since he was a wee lad, especially when it came to fighting games, so now he rambles on about it in the form of articles that use way too many commas.