H1Z1’s professional league is allegedly struggling in viewers, attendance, and actually paying its players

    
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It looks like H1Z1 is having some problems with its professional e-sports league. This isn’t entirely news, as the league faced controversy right from the start, but a piece on VPEsports highlights ongoing issues including an alleged failure to pay organizations involved with the professional league. The claim is that there was a force majeure event (an unexpected event preventing properly fulfilling the contract), but the causes and reasons for this remain undisclosed, which itself amounts to a default on contractual obligations.

Reports also indicate that H1Z1 events have been underattended, with many attendees being bribed into attending, and viewership has hovered between 2,000 and 12,000 contrary to claims based on Facebook metrics. The full piece details everything elaborately and points out all of the issues with the game’s e-sports angle, including Daybreak’s Columbus Nova ownership denial earlier this year (yes, this could still turn out to be a problem). It remains to be seen whether this is a hiccup or the signs of something worse on the horizon for the game’s professional competitive scene, particularly as Daybreak just brought on Jace Hall to renovate the game on PC.

Source: VPEsports. Thanks, Kinya!
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Weilan

Don’t bite what you can’t chew.

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oldandgrumpy

I am waiting to see if some sues and we find out what was the Force Majeure.

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Jack Pipsam

Just Survive was left out on the rocks for this.

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Paragon Lost

Hows that go again? Oh right, stay classy Daybreak.

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CapnLan

Mmm. Bribes to watch esports with shady Columbus Nova money. That’s a spicy meatball. This is more entertaining than actually watching esports, heh.

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Henrik Boriths

I dont understand why people keep throwing money at DBG honestly.

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BDJ

I don’t understand why people keep throwing money at Battle royale games honestly.

They are the worst spectator eSport out and its not even close.

Fixed it for ya.

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Henrik Boriths

No, you really did not fix a thing.

You submitted a snarky comment on an already snarky comment.

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Armsbend

Hiring a 50 year old to bring in new players.

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Greaterdivinity

Seriously…what the hell is going on at Daybreak?