Liquid cruise to 2-0 at Beyond Impressive – EU/CIS
Team Liquid swept Alliance on Tuesday, becoming the first string to 2-0 and taking the early Group B lead at the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States area of the Beyond Epic online event.
Liquid, who beat Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1 in Monday’s opener, handed Alliance their 2nd 2-0 defeat in as numerous days, after Team Empire swept Alliance on Monday.
Elsewhere in Group B action Tuesday, NiP swept Empire, leaving both teams at 1-1. NiP have a one-point edge in the standings by virtue of their loss not coming by means of sweep.
In Group A’s only match, OG rallied by Group Nigma for a 2-1 victory in both groups’ opener.
The 12-team, $200,000 Dota 2 event features 2 groups of six teams playing single round robins, with all matches best-of-three. Success by a 2-0 margin deserve 3 standings points, with a 2-1 success worth two points. Teams that lose 1-2 earn one point, while 0-2 losers earn none.
The leading two teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, which start June 25. The third- and fourth-place groups from each group will advance to the lower bracket, with the bottom two teams from both groups removed. All playoff matches will be best-of-three until the best-of-five final on June 28.
Liquid opened with a 39-minute success against Alliance on blue, then took the second map in 33 minutes on red. Michael “miCKe” Vu led the way with a kills/deaths/assists ratio of 7.5/ 1.5/ 16.
NiP needed 24 minutes to beat Empire on red, then closed it out on blue in 42 minutes. Ondrej “Supream ^” Starha, was dominant in the success, publishing a 16/2/9.5 KDA ratio while none of his teammates topped a 5.5 kill average.
Nigma controlled the first map versus OG, winning in 27 minutes on red with the assistance of a tremendous 20 eliminates, no deaths and 18 helps from Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi. However OG charged back with a 29-minute win on blue and 31-minute victory on red to claim triumph. They were paced by Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan with a 10.7/ 5/9 KDA ratio.
Action continues Wednesday with 3 matches, including FlyToMoon playing their opener:
Beyond Impressive – Europe/CIS standings (record, map record, points):.