Developer Daybreak has announced the H1Z1 Pro League, a professional esports league based around the game's battle royal 'King of the Kill' mode.

Daybreak said the league will feature 15 teams of five players each, with competitors guaranteed base salaries of US$50,000, “a comprehensive player bill of rights”, and a revenue-sharing model across the league.

Competitive matches will see all 75 competitors playing a match simultaneously, battling it out to be the last team standing.

The league will kick off next year, with two 10-week seasons throughout the year, and a finals at the end of 2018.

The league will have no fees or buy-in costs for teams. Team selection will be made by way of an application process which will begin later this year.

Daybreak ran its first King of the Kill professional tournament earlier this year, with a US$300k prize pool, US$180k of which went to the winning team.

H1Z1 Pro League promises US$50k player salary and shared revenues