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Royalty Showdown

Top H1Z1 Players.
Epic Online Matches.



The Showdown Lowdown

Thank you to all of competitors and viewers who made the first ever Royalty Showdown a phenomenal global tournament! Full results from the Royalty Showdown can be found here.


May 3


May 22


May 26
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How to Qualify

Only the best will get invited to the Royalty Showdown, which means we’ll be keeping an eye on the leaderboards! The first round of qualified players were selected from the top 75 players on the North American Pre-Season 3 leaderboards. Want to qualify in during Pre-Season 4? Each Monday at 4PM UTC during the qualification period, we’ll take a snapshot of the North American leaderboards and select the top 30 as-yet-unqualified players based on their position.

If you're looking for your chance to compete with the best, you have three weeks to get yourself to the top of the Pre-Season 4 leaderboards! Qualified players will be posted below once leaderboard scores have been verified.


Check back in each week to see who’s qualified for the Royalty Showdown – it could be YOU! If you’ve qualified into the Royalty Showdown, click here to see how to participate in your regional Royalty Showdown matches.


    Disclaimer: The names listed above may not exactly match current leaderboard names due to Twitch account linking or character name changes.

    What You Get

    If you participate in the Royalty Showdown, you’ll earn the Animated Showdown AR-15. Place top 10 and you’ll score the GOLD SHOWDOWN AR-15!

    Don’t quite make it into the big leagues? Tune in and watch the action live on May 26 at 12AM UTC and you’ll earn a Showdown AR-15 of your own!


    Where to Watch

    The Royalty Showdown will happen LIVE on on May 26 at 12AM UTC! Convert this to your local time here. Tune in and watch it live to score the Showdown AR-15!

    We’re excited to announce that Pineaqples, Flamehopper, and p90princess will be joining us in the studio to cast the three Royalty Showdown matches! 

    Just the Facts

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    You can view the current leaderboards here, and the latest on Pre-Season 4 scoring here.

    The first round of qualified players were selected from the top 75 players on the North American Pre-Season 3 leaderboards. Each Monday at 4PM UTC during the qualification period, we'll take a snapshot of the North American Pre-Season 4 leaderboards.

    Pending score verification, the top 30 as-yet-unqualified players on the leaderboards will be invited to participate in the Royalty Showdown.

    The Royalty Showdown will consist of three matches. Standings for the Royalty Showdown will be based on performance after three matches.

    Check back in here after May 8, May 15 and May 22 to see if you’ve made the list! We’ll be emailing qualified players with Royalty Showdown participation information, so make sure you’ve opted into receiving H1Z1 emails by clicking “Be in the Know!” at the bottom of the Launchpad.

    No. Once you’ve been invited to participate, you’re good to go!

    The Royalty Showdown is an online tournament. Royalty Showdown matches will be shoutcasted live from the Daybreak office in San Diego.

    Click here to view an article with the step-by-step process for joining your regional Royalty Showdown matches.

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