PGC 2019 – Grand Finals Day One: Gen.G Leads the Charge

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The PGC Grand Finals have arrived! Oakland Arena was filled with PUBG fans ready to cheer on their favorite top teams. There was no shortage of chaos and show stopping moments and the audience was LOVING it!

Top Guns

Gen.G set the bar high by taking the first two wins on Ergangel with a hefty amount of kills in their pocket. From here on out, if anyone wanted to take that top spot from Gen.G they would have needed to deliver some efficient killing runs. If ever there was a team that was capable of doing so, it was Four Angry Men. These PCL favorites were nothing short of vicious with aggressive tactics and tight, methodical rotations. Watch as xxxLu is able to clean house thanks to his team getting him access to this angle.

Two teams that turned in consistent performances were OGN Entus Force and OGN Entus Ace. At one point, these two PKL teams had an epic showdown with OGN Entus Ace coming out victorious and taking the win on Sanhok.

Potential Landmines
The teams on the bottom may not be where they want to be on the leaderboard, but there are some that could easily disrupt the ranks on Day 2. Getting the kills, but never the Dinner we have The Rumblers. If they could turn their solid edge game into some wins they could be a much bigger threat. Waldoe in particular made a big show of himself, managing to move into the top five for kills. PML’s Global Esports Xsset (GEX) is another team with lots of potential to cause problems for the front runners. They found themselves staring down Gen.G’s barrels often and managed to take them out with common sense instincts.

This is not the first time GEX has showed this level of composure when they’re in a bind as they made similar moves in both the Group Stage and the Semifinals. There’s a reason they’re here for the final show. Meanwhile, Faze once again pulled out a last minute surprise on Miramar by taking the last Chicken Dinner of the day after playing quietly for most of the evening. They are a prime candidate to pull off an upset come Day 2.

New Day, Same Teams
The beauty of the Grand Finals is that while teams may get knocked down or disillusioned on Day 1, everyone will punch in again tomorrow. By now everyone on the battlegrounds has had a chance to get acquainted with one another. Day 2 will be the occasion when teams will try to throw one another off by changing their playbooks. Some adjustments may be minor, other teams may come in looking to completely reinvent themselves. The best mindset going into the final day of PGC is to assume NOTHING.

Match Winners
Match 1 (Erangel) – Gen.G
Match 2 (Erangel) – Gen.G
Match 3 (Erangel) – TSM
Match 4 (Sanhok) – OGN Entus Ace
Match 5 (Miramar) – Tempo Storm
Match 6 (Miramar) – Faze Clan

You’ll want to be tuned in to on Sunday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m. PT to watch the incredible conclusion of PGC 2019!

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