H1Z1 Pro League shuts down due to financial problems - Dexerto
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H1Z1 Pro League shuts down due to financial problems

Published: 17/Nov/2018 23:03 Updated: 18/Nov/2018 14:11

by Vincent Genova

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The H1Z1 Pro League is shutting down mid-way through its first season after running into numerous financial issues.

The league started in April 2018 and planned a season of two splits and a National Championship,with everything taking place on LAN at Ceasar’s in Las Vegas. The first split took place from April to June and was won by SettodestroyX. A date for the second split was originally intended to be September 15, but the start was pushed back indefinitely.

In addition to the split being pushed back, the league revealed there are no plans to schedule a second season.

Financial issues are the main culprit in the end of the H1Z1 Pro League as teams never received their promised payments.

According to ESPN, the Pro League was supposed to pay each organization $400,000 per year, but failed to do so.

H1Z1 attracted major organizations like Luminosity, Cloud9, Team SoloMid and Echo Fox, however these teams were experiencing significant financial losses as they continued to pay their players without any compensation from the league.

Jace Hall, the chairman of H1Z1 developer Twin Galxies, said they are still planning on compensating teams as originally promised.

Despite being one of the first Battle Royale games, H1Z1’s popularity has been eclipsed by Fortnite, PUBG and Black Ops 4’s new Blackout mode.

Fortnite has seen success in turning Battle Royale into an esport with their Summer and Fall Skirmish events, though they are significantly less structured than what H1Z1 was attempting, choosing to focus on content creators in one-off tournaments.

CS:GO

MIBR confirm LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky signings for CSGO rebuild

Published: 24/Oct/2020 2:50 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 2:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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MIBR has confirmed three signings ahead of their 2021 CS:GO rebuild, bringing on former member LUCAS1 permanently, as well as vsm and leo_drunky on loan.

MIBR’s CSGO team has gone through a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately. Last month, they dropped two star players, TACO and fer, and coach dead after a major coaching scandal. Then, FALLEN left due to his dissatisfaction with their decision.

Losing the old SK core has forced the organization to rebuild the team from scratch. However, they’ve locked in some of South America’s brightest talent to do so.

MIBR has added Leonardo ‘leo_drunky’ Oliveira, Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles, and Vinicius ‘vsm’ Moreira to their roster. The October 23 announcement confirmed LUCAS1 would be a permanent addition, while vsm and leo_drunky would play on loan from their respective teams.

It comes after a multitude of rumors about where MIBR’s squad would land after the SK core departed.

LUCAS1 played for MIBR in 2019, where he spent six months in the squad before moving on to Imperial e-Sports. He spent almost a year with Imperial, before suddenly leaving the squad just a few weeks ago.

His experience, not only in CS:GO but with MIBR, will help the Brazilian legends get back on their feet.

vsm and Leo_drunky provide beacons of hope for the region’s future too. However, vsm’s VAC ban could hinder them when it comes around to major events.

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Leo_drunky is only 20 years old and could be a valuable member of the team for years to come.

The two youngsters join MIBR on loan from Sharks Esports (leo_drunky) and Detona (vsm). However, if things go well, it’s likely they’ll be signed on permanently.

MIBR has also secured the services of CS 1.6 veteran Raphael ‘cogu’ Camargo. After a year since his last major gig, he is returning to the team that started it all. He played on MIBR’s 1.6 roster from 2004 to 2009.

MIBR is expected to compete in the BLAST Premier Fall Season, as well as Flashpoint Season 2.

This piece was originally published as: “MIBR reportedly set to secure LUCAS1, vsm, leo_drunky for CSGO rebuild”