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Gen.G's Top Plays, Prize Money from PUBG 2019 Grand Finals

Theo SalaunContributor IIINovember 25, 2019

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Teams participate in a match during the PUBG Global Championship 2019 Grand Finals at Oakland Arena on November 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
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With Thanksgiving drawing nearer, turkey is on the menu in America. But on the global stage, it was all about chicken dinner as guns were drawn by international teams duking it out in the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Global Championship Finals.

Over two days, 12 chicken dinners and $4 million in prize earnings were handed out during PUBG's 2019 esports climax. And, at the end of it all, the Korean team Gen.G came out on top and pulled in a calm $2 million for clicking heads, camping chokes and outlasting their foreign cohorts.

After proving their mettle by aiming down their iron sights and ranking among the best in the Korean PUBG region through 2019's three phases, Gen.G made the trip to Oakland, California, for the Global Championship and ensured that big money would be making the trip into their bank accounts.

On Day 1 of the Global Championship, Gen.G won two of the day's six matches and finished atop the pack with 56 points (31 from eliminations). The Chinese team, Four Angry Men, was nipping at their heels with 51 points (and a tournament-leading 34 from eliminations).

PUBG Esports @PUBGEsports

THE WINNERS OF MATCH 2 OF THE GRAND FINALS ARE @GenG! THEY'RE ON A ROLL WITH 2 IN A ROW! 💥✨ #PGC19 WATCH 🎥 https://t.co/0G7VpLwBv6 https://t.co/buJfk51sZr

Four Angry Men did not let up on Day 2, as they capitalized on the momentum provided by Forever's absurd clutch factor and overtook Gen.G on the leaderboards going into Match 6—leading ahead by two points. North American fan favorites, FaZe Clan, also trailed by just seven points.

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PUBG Esports @PUBGEsports

THAT WAS AN INSANE 1v2 FROM FOREVER! @4AM_esports TAKE THE 3RD MAP OF THE NIGHT IN A VERY INSANE ENDGAME! 😱 #PGC19 WATCH 🎥 https://t.co/0G7VpLwBv6 https://t.co/wGNdWVm4cU

Once 4AM was taken out, though, Gen.G made their mark and persevered for long enough to pull out ahead of the competition and finish what they started on Day 1. This marks back-to-back championships for the Korean unit that has stormed into esports.

PUBG Esports @PUBGEsports

THEY DID IT! THEY HOLD ONTO THEIR LEAD AND WIN THE BIGGEST CHICKEN DINNER OF THE YEAR! @GenG_KR ARE YOUR #PGC19 CHAMPIONS 🏆 WATCH 🎥 https://t.co/0G7VpLwBv6 https://t.co/0cBxgtufSv

It remains unclear if Gen.G's prowess will flow into their organization's Overwatch League team, the Seoul Dynasty, but Chelator, Loki, Esther, taemin and Pio should be thrilled, and sighing in relief, now that they've pushed past all other diners and earned the greatest chicken dinner in PUBG.

That prize money is nice, too, as executive chairman Kevin Chou was quick to note on Twitter.

Kevin Chou @KevinChou

#GenG #PGC2019 champs for $2m prize!!! https://t.co/Up31IJqy0V


In the end, Gen.G finished atop the leaderboard with 111 points, FaZe Clan earned second place's $600,000 with 101 points and Four Angry Men grabbed bronze's $300,000 with 99 points. It was most certainly a dramatic feast to end the international season.

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