Gen.G Wins PUBG Global Championship in Oakland Arena

November 26, 2019
Gen.G Wins PUBG Global Championship in Oakland Arena

Following three weeks of intense competition, Gen.G celebrated victory in front of thousands of fans in Oakland, California.

Gen.G made history on Sunday night as the first-ever winners of the PUBG Global Championship.

A culmination of PUBG Esports’ first official season, PGC was a three-weekend event that saw more than $6 million dollars being awarded to pro teams. Gen.G survived the Group Stage (Nov. 8-10) and Semifinals (Nov. 15-17), en route to this weekend’s Grand Finals at Oakland Arena, where they outlasted a group of finalists from around the world to take the crown. The venue was filled with excitement during the two days of competition, and if you want to rewatch some of the games, you can do so on the official YouTube channel.

South Korea’s Gen.G never secured a Chicken Dinner on Day 2 of the Grand Finals, but they effectively nursed the lead they established on Day 1 to get the job done. That and a ferocious 10 kills on the last map of the day to overcome a two-point deficit was all Gen.G would need to overpower China’s Four Angry Men and secure the championship.

This has been an amazing year for PUBG Esports, and seeing all of the top talent across the globe compete for a fan-supported prize pool and ultimate bragging rights really encapsulates everything we set out to accomplish,” said Jake Sin, Director of Central Esports for PUBG Corporation. “The PUBG Global Championship provided excitement for our players, fans and community, and we’d like to congratulate Gen.G and the rest of our competitors for making this an incredible event.

The 2019 PUBG Esports season has come to a close, but not without a plethora of exciting moments and storylines. This past summer, the PUBG community saw Team Russia take home the Nations Cup title in Seoul, South Korea, in a spectacular display of talent and grit.

For PGC 19, more than $6 million dollars was distributed to pro teams between the guaranteed prize pool and PGC 19 items crowdfunding efforts.