CR4ZY edged Evil Geniuses 2-1 on Thursday to remain unbeaten in ESL One Birmingham Online’s The United States and Canada and South America area.

In the day’s other match, beastcoast slipped previous business associates 2-1.

The outcomes leave CR4ZY (3-0) in very first place, simply ahead of Quincy Team (2-0), who were idle Thursday. beastcoast (1-1) and service partners (1-2) stay in potential playoff positions while EG (0-2) and Thunder Predator (0-2) are still winless.

The bracket includes 4 groups from The United States and Canada (organisation associates, CR4ZY, Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew) plus 2 from South America (beastcoast and Thunder Predator) contending for a $40,000 prize pool.

ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 significant, had been set up for Might 26-31 in Birmingham, England, before strategies were altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was separated into four online regional competitions: 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 teams, $55,000)– will conclude June 7.

The Americas event has the 6 teams playing a single round robin of best-of-three matches. The leading 2 teams will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the third- and fourth-place teams will make areas in the lower bracket. The bottom 2 teams will be gotten rid of.

The playoffs are set to start June 4. All playoff matches will be best-of-three until the best-of-five last.

On Thursday, CR4ZY won the opening game in 50 minutes before Evil Geniuses leveled ball game with a 26-minute win. CR4ZY recorded the definitive 3rd video game in 37 minutes.

beastcoast produced a 28-minute win before company partners earned their own 28-minute success. The last game resulted in a 35-minute beastcoast victory.

Three matches are set up for Friday. Evil Geniuses will oppose beastcoast, and Quincy Crew will handle Thunder Predator. Evil Geniuses will then finish a doubleheader, dealing with company partners in the makeup of a match that was held off from Monday.

ESL One Birmingham Online – North America and South America (map W-L in parentheses).