Korean squad Gen.G have held onto their day one lead against a fast-finishing Four Angry Men (4AM) and FaZe Clan to take home the PUBG Global Championship 2019.
Gen.G have held onto their day one lead by the skin of their teeth to claim their first PUBG Global Championship win. After finishing ninth and 11th across both of their teams in 2018, they managed to storm to an early lead on Saturday and weather the storm on Sunday to claim the title.
They will be walking home with over $2 million for their efforts, after the community crowd-funded a prize pool of over $4 million.
The Korean champions took home the MET Asia Series earlier in the year, and looked to carry their PUBG Korea League form into the Los Angeles finals.
Gen.G finished day one of the grand finals with 56 points, five points ahead of the second-placed 4AM. They maintained a steady pace on Championship Sunday, although struggled through the middle of the day with a few low placements.
Heading into the final game two points behind then-leader 4AM, and with FaZe breathing down their neck, Gen.G just needed to find their way through the hard West shifting circle to claim the title.
After 4AM bowed out of the final game in 15th, and FaZe were forced to turtle early, the door was blown open for Gen.G to take the win.
They took the chance with two hands, sweeping up CJ Entus Force and other contenders to get a double-digit kill final game. While they were taken down in fourth, FaZe Clan were shot down shortly after, and their victory was secured.
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FaZe Clan and 4AM ended up closing out the podium, although a fast finishing CJ Entus Force and VC Gaming looked to challenge them nearing the end of Match 6.
The full results of the PUBG Global Championship 2019 are as follows:
|Placing||Team||Final Points||Cash Prize|
|3||Four Angry Men||99||$300,000|
|4||CJ Entus Force||89||$200,000|
|10||CJ Entus Ace||61||$48,000|
|11||SK Telecom T1||48||$40,000|
|16||Global Esports Xsset||36||$24,000|
|17||ahq e-Sports Club||–||$20,000|
|19||Afreeca Freecs Fatal||–||$20,000|
|21||Sting Divine Esports||–||$16,000|