Invictus stay alive at ESL One Birmingham – China
Invictus Video gaming swept CDEC Gaming on Friday to advance to the lower-bracket final at the ESL One Birmingham Online competition’s China event.
Invictus took the very first video game in simply under 40 minutes and completed the sweep by winning the choosing game in 33 minutes to send CDEC Gaming house in fourth place with $5,000 from the prize pool.
IG will face Royal Never Quit in Saturday’s best-of-three lower-bracket last, with the winner taking on PSG.LGD in Sunday’s best-of-five grand final.
ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 major, had actually been arranged for May 26-31 in Birmingham, England, before plans were altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was separated into four online local competitors: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.
The Southeast Asia occasion (six teams, $40,000 reward pool) is already total. The other 3 divisions will conclude Sunday, with Europe/CIS (16 teams, $200,000) and the Americas (6 teams, $40,000) likewise underway.
The $55,000 China occasion started with 2 groups of four playing a single round robin of best-of-three matches. All playoff matches are best-of-three till the final.