Tencent may be bringing H1Z1 to China
The easiest way to ensure that no one is really fighting over who gets to be at the top of the battle royale genre of games is to make sure you own all of them. Tencent has already picked up the most popular game in the genre for distribution in China, but now it’s teasing that it may also be bringing H1Z1 to Chinese shores, allowing players there to enjoy the shooting action of a game that at one point was supposedly about zombies.
Nothing has yet been officially announced, but there is a teaser website, and there’s a social media page on Weibo (one of the most popular social networking pages in China) managed by Tencent. It’s a sound strategy to ensure that players who jump from one game of the type to another still remain loyal to the same company, but we’ll have to see when and if the official announcement comes around.
Meanwhile, Daybreak posted the winners of the second H1Z1 Elite Series tourney at DreamHack Winter in Sweden, awarding over $250,000 in prizes to the winners, including Impact Gaming, which took home $50,000 for placing as top team, and OliverGC from Method (yes, that Method, and yes they placed in the team bracket too), who scored $30,000.