Gen.G has emerged winner of the PUBG Global Championship after managing to pull off a late run.
This is the team’s first PUGB title getting better of FaZe Clan in the final round of the event
Sixteen teams had competed for the $2 million top prize, but the money ended up in the purse of GG with the global title.
GG’s success wasn’t smooth sailing as they were involved in a risky duel with the early favorites.
In the entire PUBG season that led up to a clash between North America, Europe, Korea, and the other qualifier winners, Gen.G and FaZe Clan headed into the final match trailing Four Angry Men by a few points after the Chinese squad got off to an incredible start and won the fifth match outright.
It turned out to be a three-team contest after each team accumulated over 90 points. But OGN Entus Ace later bit the dust.
VC Gaming surrounded FaZe that was caught in a poor position while rotating, leading to the loss of two players, Ludvik “Aitzy” Jahnsen and captain Anssi “mxey” Pekkonen early in the clash. However, the remaining FaZe players got away, but they were in a bad position.
Everyone was forced to a very small part of the map’s southwest corner as it continued to close, making the rotations to get more dangerous.
In an attempt to make it to the Phase Three circle, 4AM was struck by FaZe. David “Fuzzface” Persson succeeded in picking off Wei “xxxLu” Daying while his vehicle was climbing a hill. 4AM’s last chance of survival was wiped out by Bang “Alphaca” Ji-min, giving the remaining teams the signals to join in. They were therefore eliminated at 99 points.
Although FaZe and Gen.G ended being eliminated in third and fourth, respectively, the Korean squad secured ten kills along the way.
Natus Vincere was on top of his game after finishing with a strong performance in the 12th round of the finals. Realising that their last performance was enough to win it all, the real winners later popped off.
Despite not winning a single round since the opening day, Gen.G—captain Go “Esther” Jeong-won, Kim “Chelator” Min-ki, Park “Loki” Jung-young, Kang “Taemin” Tae-min, Cha “Pio” Seung Hoon, and coach Seong “WatchinU” Hu Bae—finished in the first position. All thanks to their consistent kill power and solid rotations, which gave them 10 points ahead of FaZe.
They won the trophy with a final total of 11 points.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed