CR4ZY reach upper bracket at ESL One Birmingham – NA/SA
CR4ZY swept Quincy Crew in a battle of unbeatens Saturday to lock up a top-two surface in group play and reach the upper-bracket final at the ESL One Birmingham Online’s The United States and Canada and South America region.
CR4ZY (4-0) claimed one of two areas in the upper bracket, while Quincy Crew (3-1) stayed in position to nab the 2nd area.
In the day’s other match, beastcoast (2-2) rallied previous Thunder Predator (0-4) to end up the day connected for 3rd in the six-team group.
The bracket features 4 teams from The United States and Canada (company associates, CR4ZY, Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew) plus two from South America (beastcoast and Thunder Predator) contending for a $40,000 reward swimming pool.
ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 significant, had been scheduled for May 26-31 in Birmingham, England, prior to plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was separated into four online regional competitors: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.
The $40,000, six-team Southeast Asia event goes through Sunday. The other three departments– the Americas, Europe/CIS (16 teams, $200,000) and China (eight groups, $55,000)– will conclude June 7.
The Americas event has the 6 groups playing a single round robin of best-of-three matches. The top two teams will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the 3rd- and fourth-place groups will earn spots in the lower bracket. The bottom 2 teams will be removed.
The playoffs are set to begin Thursday. All playoff matches will be best-of-three till the best-of-five final.
CR4ZY dispatched Quincy Crew with triumphes in 50 and 44 minutes. Quincy Team had actually dropped simply one video game total through 3 previous matches.
Thunder Predator took the early edge from beastcoast with a 35-minute success, however beastcoast rallied with victories of 41 and 25 minutes.
The last 3 group-play matches are scheduled for Sunday:
ESL One Birmingham Online – North America and South America standings (map W-L in parentheses).
ESL One Birmingham Online – North America and South America reward swimming pool.