Daybreak’s Elite Series has had its second major showdown this past weekend at DreamHack Winter in Sweden. Two tournaments of H1Z1 crowned the winners and awarded a sum of $250,000. You can watch the final matches on Twitch right now.
DreamHack Winter in Sweden played host to the second H1Z1 Elite Series. It took two tournaments - one featuring teams of five and another between solo players - to determine the winners. The top players shared the prize pool of $250,000 (£187,435).
Top team results and winnings:
1. Impact Gaming: $50,000 (£37,487)
2. Counter Logic Gaming: $35,000 (£26,240)
3. Method: $20,000 (£14,994)
4. Vitality: $17,000 (£12,745)
5. WBG: $12,000 (£9,007)
Impact Gaming (match 1), Method (match 2) and Counter Logic Gaming (match 3) were awarded an additional bonus of $5,000 (£3,748) for earning the most kills in each finals match.
Top solo results and winnings:
1. OliverGC (Method) : $30,000 (£22,491)
2. siigN_: $17,000 (£12,739)
3. MP (Mock-it Esports): $13,000 (£9,746)
4. Zinko77: $9,000 (£6,744)
5. Guezmerr (Skins Gambling): $7,000 (£5,245)
A $3,000 (£2,248) bonus was awarded to siigN (match 1) and OliverGC (matches 2 & 3) for earning the most kills in each finals match.
The highlights include:
- With a grand total of 28 kills across all 3 games, Impact Gaming dominated the Team Finals. They beat out defending champions CLG for the top spot, earning $50,000 plus an additional $5,000 kill bonus.
- OliverGC, a professional player for Method, won two out of three games in the Solo Finals. Ultimately, he took 1st place with 16 total kills across his finals matches, winning $30,000 for his placement and an additional $6,000 in kill bonuses.
Twenty-four teams competed in the qualifiers with seven advancing to the finals where they would face the top five invited teams (CLG, Impact Gaming, eRa, Luminosity Gaming and Echo Fox).
120 solo players competed for 40 spots in the finals to join 20 pre-selected top players, including previous H1Z1 Legends Invitational winner Jack “RizaaR” Parker and Elite Series reigning champ from DreamHack Atlanta, Chris “Sweetdreams” Sexton.
If all this wasn't enough, you have a complete breakdown of both tournaments over at the game's website. You beautiful creep.