Leading global esports organization Gen.G made history this weekend by claiming victory at the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC), making it the first organization in history to win the title two years in a row. With three international titles, and four overall, Gen.G’s core Heroes of the Storm team is now the most successful in the history of the game. Along with taking home the HGC World Championship title, the team was awarded a cash prize of $500,000.
“We are so proud of the team’s achievements this year,” said Arnold Hur, Chief Growth Officer, Gen.G esports. “Repeating as champions is such a difficult task, and we want to thank all our fans for their support. It’s really a credit to the players and coaching staff on their ability to stay focused, work on their game, and execute on the big stage.
Gen. G defeated Dignitas at the HGC World Championship with an incredible three percent core defense, giving them the advantage to strike back and take home the trophy. Gen.G finished their World Championship run with a 17-3 score. This historic victory further cements a memorable legacy for Gen.G as winning this title two years in a row not only took rigorous training but support from coaches, managers and sponsors.
“It feels great to win two consecutive titles,” said Jung Hyuk “Sake” Lee, Gen.G team captain. “Many thanks to our fans, our sponsors for their generous support, coaching staff and managers, and Kevin Chou for cheering to the end.”
The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship is the premier competitive league for Heroes of the Storm. Top professional teams from North America, Europe, Korea, and China battle for supremacy in regional league play and elite international tournaments. This year the HGC Finals returned to BlizzCon with $1,000,000 in prize money opening week from October 25-28 with a handful teams moving onto compete at the main event at BlizzCon on November 2-3.
Gen.G continues to foster the growth of talented players and recently announced an all-female Fortnite team with the signing of @TINARAES and @maddiesuun along with appointing Kristen Valnicek (@KittyPlays) as Head of New Gaming Initiatives. Former NBA star Chris Bosh also joined the organization as Player Management Advisor.
- Noblesses: I am glad that we have won two consecutive tournaments with our hard work. Thanks to our fans and Gen.G for supporting us. I want to have a similar result next year.
- Rich: I am so happy to win and I think it is more meaningful because we win two consecutive times. Thanks to Gen.G, who created an environment where we can concentrate on the game, and thanks to the coaching staff and managers.
- Reset: I am so happy that we made the first BlizzCon’s two consecutive wins, and I am grateful to Gen.G and the people involved, who believed in our team and made a good practice environment. We will work harder to meet expectations next year.
- Kyocha: We have two consecutive championships. This tournament was especially hard, so it feels refreshing. I would like to thank all the people who always look after us, and I will continue to do my best without forgetting this moment.
- Ttsst: We will do our best not to stop here – two consecutive championships. We will put more effort it.