Group Empire, and Team Liquid each opened with a triumph on Monday as the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States area of the Beyond Legendary occasion began.

Empire and each won by means of sweep– handling Alliance and Team Special, respectively, by a 2-0 margin– while Liquid rallied previous Ninjas in Pyjamas for a 2-1 triumph.

The 12-team, $200,000 Dota 2 occasion features 2 groups of 6 playing single round robins, with all matches best-of-three. Teams that score 2-0 victories will earn 3 standings points, with a 2-1 victory worth two points. Groups that lose 1-2 will earn one point, while 0-2 losers earn none.

The leading 2 teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, which will start June 25. The 3rd- and fourth-place groups from each group will advance to the lower bracket, with the bottom two teams from both groups gotten rid of. All playoff matches will be best-of-three up until the best-of-five final on June 28.

Empire dispatched Alliance with victories of 41 minutes on red and 42 minutes on blue. Alexey “Smiling Knight” Sviridov published a kills/deaths/assists ratio of 8/0.5/ 16, while Alexander “lightless” Potapenko had a KDA ratio of 12/1.5/ 11.5. downed Distinct in 55 and 41 minutes, both on blue, with Indji “Shad” Lub leading the charge with a KDA ratio of 13/1/16. It was the only match of the day from Group A.

NiP took the first map from Liquid in 53 minutes on blue, however Liquid rebounded in 41 minutes on blue and 44 on red to liquidate triumph. Michael “miCKe” Vu and Maximilian “qojqva” Brocker set the rate for Liquid with nearly identical KDA ratios (8.3/ 4.7/ 12 for miCKe, 9.0/ 4.7/ 12 for qojqva).

Beyond Impressive – Europe/CIS standings (record, map record, points):.