H1Z1: Fight for the Crown, the first official team-based tournament for Daybreak Games’ massive competitive shooter, H1Z1: King of the Kill, came to an action-packed finish as Obey Alliance fired the last shots to win the tournament.
The one-hour primetime special, which aired last night on The CW Network, featured one of the single largest esports fights with 15 teams made up of five players apiece. Pitted against one another in a high-stakes, single-elimination showdown for their share of a $300,000 prize pool, 75 players parachuted into the match simultaneously with only one life to give for their team.
• Obey Alliance, one of the world’s biggest gaming organizations, was crowned Fight for the Crown champion and ended the tournament with all five players alive. Obey Alliance walked away with the grand prize of $180,000.
• “JuanKorea” from World Best, a South Korean esports organization, helped his team claim runner-up honors and $60,000.
• Luminosity’s Adrien “Aydren” Morales, a runner-up at 2016’s H1Z1 Invitational, secured third place for his team and $30,000. Luminosity was captained by 2015 H1Z1 Invitational winner Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
• Counter Logic Gaming’s Casey “Flamehopper” Pitel stayed alive long enough for his team to clinch $18,000 and fourth place.
• Denial Esports rounded out the top five, walking away with $12,000.
• Obey Alliance and Luminosity both collectively racked up the most kills with 9 total in the tournament, followed by, Team Gates and Denial Esports with 7 kills each.
• Two players tied for the most individual kills with four kills each: Aydren (Luminosity) and Miguel “Pineaqples” Lopez (Denial Esports)
• 11 players were killed by the toxic gas that pushes everyone closer together over time.
• 11 different countries were represented in the tournament, ranging from Vietnam to Czech Republic to Canada. Enigma6, who earned 10th place, boasted a full European roster, while World Best, a South Korean team, finished second.
• Ohio Rebels was a community team that earned a spot in the tournament through the Fight for the Spot contest.
TEAMS (in order of placement):
1. Obey Alliance
2. World Best Gaming
3. Luminosity Gaming
4. Counter Logic Gaming
5. Denial Esports
6. Rogue Gaming
7. Team Gates
8. Panda Global
9. SoaR Gaming
11. Echo Fox
13. Strictly Business
15. Ohio Rebels
A complete breakdown of the event is available at www.H1Z1FightForTheCrown.com.