Team Nigma swept their final group match on Tuesday to secure the top spot in Group A at the Beyond Impressive online Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States area occasion. Nigma (4-1) won 2-0 against Group Secret (2-1), who had done Nigma a favor earlier in the day by sweeping Vikin.gg, leaving the latter at 3-2.

In the day’s other match, Virtus.pro removed Team Empire with a sweep in Group B play. The 12-team, $200,000 Dota 2 event includes 2 groups of six groups playing single round-robins, with all matches best-of-three. Success by a 2-0 margin deserve three standings points, with a 2-1 success worth 2 points. Teams that lose 1-2 make one point, while 0-2 losers make none.

The top 2 groups from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, which start Thursday. The 3rd- and fourth-place teams from each group will advance to the lower bracket, with the bottom two teams from both groups eliminated. All playoff matches will be best-of-three till the best-of-five final on Sunday. Secret opened the day by beating Vikin.gg in 41 minutes and 62 minutes, with Michal “Nisha” Jankowski publishing a 14/4.5/ 12.5 kills/deaths/assists ratio.

Virtus.pro then blitzed Empire with a dominant performance, winning each video game in 17 minutes. In the day’s finale, Nigma removed Secret in 30 minutes and 34 minutes. Aliwi “w33” Omar blazed a trail with a 12.5/ 4/9 KDA ratio.

In addition to Nigma in Group A, Group Liquid and FlyToMoon have actually already protected upper-bracket playoff areas out of Group B. Nigma will fight Liquid in the upper semifinals on Friday. One upper-bracket area and all four lower-bracket spots stay up for grabs going into 3 matches on the final day of group play on Wednesday:

Team Secret vs. B8 Virtus.pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas

Team Trick vs. OG Beyond Impressive – Europe/CIS standings (record, map record, points):.