Epsilon Esports’ UK H1Z1 players were on fire at the H1Z1 Invitational in California on the weekend.
ApexShay (pictured left) finished third and picked up $35,000, while his teammate RizaaR (right) won the tournament and received the $80,000 top prize.
MoNsTcR of Noble Esports was awarded $50,000 for finishing second.
They were taking part in the Legends H1Z1 tournament at TwitchCon which featured some of the world’s best players.
Alongside this, there was also an All-Stars competition for streamers, content creators and personalities including Dr DisRespect, Nadeshot, FemSteph and more, as well as a Challengers Invitational with open qualifiers.
— H1Z1 (@h1z1) October 22, 2017
WE FUCKING DID IT THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!!!
— Jack Parker ?? (@RizaaR_) October 22, 2017
UK representing today. I am speechless guys. Thank you
— Epsilon_apexshay (@ApexShay) 22 October 2017
RizaaR said: “I love the H1Z1 community – I’m proud to be a part of this game.”
When asked what he’ll do with the $80,000 winnings, he joked: “I dunno… skins?”
All in all, the H1Z1 Invitational seem to go down really well, despite some controversy involving host Don Fubar who was bad-mannered towards second-place player MoNsTcR.
RizaaR and ApexShay are the latest in a line of top UK esports players who have achieved great things this year.
UK FIFA player Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing won the FIFA Interactive World Cup, Team UK have reached the Overwatch World Cup quarter finals and EU LCS side Misfits (complete with British players Maxlore and Alphari and coach InnerFlame) took the world’s best League of Legends team SKT to a five-game series just a few days ago.
Who says UK esports players can’t compete with the best?
The winners: Top 5 in each tournament
1. SandyRavage: $70,000
2. Leh: $40,000
3. Hiko: $25,000
4. GlitterXplosion: $18,000
5. TrilluXe: $12,000
1. RizaaR_x: $80,000
2. MoNsTcR: $50,000
3. ApexShay: $35,000
4. Memo: $25,000
5. ProdigyAcesTv: $15,000
Legends Finals: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184385185
1. ItsSpoty: $15,000
2. FullNelsonTV: $10,000
3. spiritszz: $8,000
4. orangemorange: $6,000
5. Sachary: $4,000
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.