Daybreak Games, known for their MMO’s such as Everquest, DC Universe Online, and H1Z1, has revealed that the first four seats for the second H1Z1 Invitational at TwitchCon this fall will go to the new premier North American esports team Echo Fox.
A newly-formed esports organization founded by three-time NBA Champion Rick Fox in December 2015, Echo Fox’s participation in the competition marks the first-ever involvement of a professional esports team in an official H1Z1 event.
Echo Fox will partner with Twin Galaxies, a video-game statistics organization owned by Jace Hall dedicated to the recognition, promotion, support, and elevation of all video game players, starting in May through the summer to assemble a team of the four most skilled players to represent them at TwitchCon (which will be held on September 30 to October 2 in San Diego), based on analysis of multiple H1Z1: King of the Kill leaderboards. Echo Fox will evaluate total player performance and stats generated from all the Twin Galaxies H1Z1 competitive leaderboard variations when making their official selection.
H1Z1: King of the Kill is an online multiplayer shooter specializing in fast-paced spectacles of competitive action and skill across large-scale, open battlegrounds. It is currently available on Windows PC through Steam Early Access, the game will feature multiple fight-to-the-death game modes of varying rulesets when it officially launches on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year. The inaugural H1Z1 Invitational was the most viewed event at the debut of TwitchCon in 2015, garnering more than 118,000 concurrent viewers and giving away over $173,000 in cash prizing.