The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 wrapped up its first two days of action with Gen.G Gold of South Korea taking the first place honors at the Third Person Perspective (TPP) event.
Congrats to @Gen_G_esports GOLD on winning the #PGI2018 TPP Tournament and taking home $400,000. And congrats to EscA, who led the pack to earn the MVP @Intel Awards for Most Kills and Longest Survivor.
— PUBG (@PUBG) July 27, 2018
Outlasting 19 other top professional PUBG teams from around the world, the Koreans are already assured of a staggering amount of $402000 out of the $2 million prize pool – aside from their potential winnings from the upcoming First Person Perspective event.
Gen.G Gold is followed by European teams Team Liquid and Welcome to South Georgo (WTSG) and tailed by Chinese top dogs Oh My God at fourth.
Consistency is key
— Gen.G esports (@Gen_G_esports) July 26, 2018
All top three teams only have 2 Chicken Dinners within the eight round event but what made Gen.G Gold stand out is their consistency each round. The Koreans averaged 7.6 kills in the TPP event including impressive 12 and 16 kill round performances in their 2 Chicken Dinner rounds. They also managed to finish top 10 in 7 out of the 8 rounds of the event with 5 of those ending in top 5 at least. They accumulate a total of 3305 to claim the top spot with a pretty huge separation against Liquid and WTSG.
Their sister team Gen.G Black finishes at a respectable sixth place cherry topped with three 2nd place finishes.
EU just some steps behind
2nd and 3rd placers Liquid and WTSG might have just been knocking at Gen.G’s doors if not for their lower kill count compared to the Koreans.
— Twitch Esports (@TwitchEsports) July 25, 2018
While Liquid consistently find their way to the top 10, their camping tactics hurt a little bit of their cause. Their lack of aggressiveness and play-safe strategy gave them safer top 10 finishes in exchange of high kill count. One of their Chicken Dinners were even wrapped up by three kills which only came after outmaneuvering Gen.G Black in the late game.
WTSG meanwhile had a great performance overall, but they had two rounds where they finished 18th and 17th. They could have easily overthrown Liquid for the 2nd place if they had better performances during those 2 rounds as they only trail by fifty points behind Liquid’s 2635.
It’s just one of the three
— PUBG (@PUBG) July 27, 2018
Aside from the TPP event, the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 will also comprise of a million dollar FPP event as well as a special Charity event where top streamers across the globe will fight for another million dollar to be given to a charity of their choice. These teams include respected community streamers such as Shroud, Ninja, Dr. Disrecpect and JoshOG among others.
Esports fan or not, the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 surely has great festivities for PUBG fans worldwide.
— Sammie Kang #PGI2018 (@poopieQueen) July 24, 2018