GenOne win $175,000 in WhiteBIT Community Clash LAN
The French squad, representing KRL Clan, received their prize in the form of Tether cryptocurrency coin (USDT).
GenOne easily defeated WINDINGO Community to win the WhiteBIT Community Clash by FACEIT in Valencia, securing themselves a $175,000 prize in the form of USDT. They crushed their South American counterparts 2-0 on Overpass (16-6) and Nuke (16-6).
The WhiteBIT Community Clash was an event hosted by FACEIT that allowed players to join "clans" made by streamers and communities from across Europe and Latin America, and then compete in FACEIT matchmaking to earn points for their chosen clan. Clans were created by a range of CS:GO personalities, with Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski among those involved, as well teams including the likes of Natus Vincere, Astralis and G2.
Clans then competed through several stages which ultimately culminated in a qualifier for each region, Europe and South America, where the eight best-performing clans selected teams of five to compete for a chance to make the LAN finals. The top two teams from each qualifier earned a spot at the LAN in Valencia.
GenOne and Blade Community made it through the European qualifier, besting teams that contained names such as Shuaib "D0cC" Ahmad, Sergiy "DemQQ" Demchenko and Hubert "szejn" Światły to earn their berths. WINDINGO Community and Los Grandes Community came through the South America qualifier.
Multiple familiar names ended up taking part in the LAN finals, with Max "SHOCK" Kvapil and Tomáš "Tomkeejs" Tomka of SINNERS forming part of the Blade Community roster and Luca "Luken" Nadotti turning out for WINDINGO Community.
The action in Valencia saw GenOne take on their fellow European qualifiers, Blade Community, in the semi-finals, and the French side dispatched of their Czech counterparts 2-0 to progress. On the other side of the bracket, WINDINGO Community also took down their opposition, Los Grandes Community, 2-0 to grab a spot in the final. GenOne were then ultimately triumphant over their South American opponents.
The GenOne roster that won the tournament gets to take home a $175,000 USDT grand prize, with another $825,000 USDT being distributed to other members from KRL Clan based on their individual rankings throughout previous stages of the tournament.
The final standings for the LAN final were: