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Portion of Sales from H1Z1 In-Game Crate Key will Constitute Winner’s Prize Pool

SAN DIEGO Aug. 11, 2015 – Daybreak Game Company LLC today announced its Road to TwitchCon, where the company will be hosting its first H1Z1 Invitational at the inaugural event in September. The H1Z1 Invitational is an opportunity for players and Twitch personalities to come together and fight to the death in the extremely popular survival mod, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale, for a chance to win real-life money.

In addition to fans of the game, the H1Z1 Invitational will feature popular Twitch streamers, such as LIRIK, summit1g, CDNThe3rd, LegendaryLea, Sodapoppin, SeriousGaming, SxyHxy, iijeriichoii, reynad27 and many, many more!

From Aug. 11, 2015 to Sept. 22, 2015, Daybreak Games will contribute 25% of sales from the H1Z1 Invitational Crate Key to the progressive prize pool for the 2015 H1Z1 Invitational. The H1Z1 Invitational Crate allows players a chance to obtain one of several coveted in-game items: weapon skins, emotes, T-shirts featuring prominent broadcasters, including OMGitsfirefoxx, Towelliee, dasMEHDI, GoldGlove, itmeJP, and will also feature a special Twitch “Glitch” hoodie.

“Battle Royale is immensely fun to play and watch. Whether you are hiding out or actively hunting down another player, your heart is racing and you are on edge, not wanting to be taken by surprise,” said H1Z1 Producer Steve George. “Many claim that they are great at Battle Royale but there can only be one survivor in this Invitational. It will be a thrilling match to the end and we’re excited to see who will come out on top.” 

H1Z1 will be playable at the Intel Gaming Lab during the show, with the Invitational taking place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon PDT. Players unable to attend TwitchCon 2015 can tune into Twitch to watch the Invitational live.

Leading up to TwitchCon 2015, Daybreak Games will host a three-week contest between Aug. 11 and 31. During this time, three players will win a trip to TwitchCon 2015 and the opportunity to participate in the Invitational by sharing ‘why they are a Battle Royale badass’. Participants must submit their entries (various mediums accepted) here: Winners will be selected based off of community votes and in-house judging.  Winners will be announced on or about Aug. 20 and 27, and Sept. 3, 2015.

A fourth player will be selected to win a trip to TwitchCon 2015 from attendees of PAX Prime 2015, where Daybreak Games will be featured in the Twitch booth. PAX attendees will be able to participate in the contest by submitting a photograph using an H1Z1 mask distributed only at PAX to share ‘why they are a Battle Royale badass’. Official contest rules can be found here:

More information on the Invitational, Crate and Road to TwitchCon can be found here: 

About TwitchCon 2015

Taking place on September 25-26 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, TwitchCon 2015 is the first ever convention dedicated to Twitch’s community of partners, broadcasters, and viewers. For more information, visit and follow @twitchconsf.


About H1Z1 & Battle Royale

Enter a world that has been overrun by zombies and fellow survivors since the H1Z1 virus outbreak. Fight for your life against the infected and against the brutality of others as you attempt to live and see another day. Will you survive?

Created by PLAYERUNKNOWN, Battle Royale is the ultimate survival game-mode in H1Z1, where the most skilled players prove they have what it takes to be the last one standing.

H1Z1 is currently a Steam Early Access title. Players who choose to purchase and participate in our Alpha build should anticipate an evolving feature set, bug, incomplete content, missing features, server wipes, and potentially game breaking issues. Early Access is designed for those wishing to support the ongoing development of H1Z1 and be a part of shaping its future.

More information can be found on the official website:

About Daybreak Game Company

Daybreak Game Company LLC is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises such as EverQuest®EverQuest®IIPlanetSide®2DC Universe™ Online H1Z1™Landmark™ and the highly anticipated EverQuest Next™, Daybreak creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.

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