Team Nigma recorded their 3rd straight win with a 2-0 victory over B8 on Friday in a Group A contest of the Beyond Impressive online event’s Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States area.

Nigma (3-1, 9 points) boosted their lead atop Group A, with OG (2-0, four points) moving into 2nd place after publishing a 2-1 success over Group Unique (0-4, one point). OG’s 4 points are matched by Vikin.gg (1-1).

In the lone Group B match of the day, FlyToMoon (2-0, 6 points) protected a 2-0 victory over Alliance (1-3, three points). FlyToMoon live one point shy of first-place Group Liquid (3-0, 7 points).

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

The top 2 groups 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 eliminated. All playoff matches will be best-of-three till the best-of-five final on June 28.

On Friday, Nigma needed 57 minutes to win the first video game versus B8 prior to ending up the sweep with a win in 21 minutes.

OG sandwiched wins in 32 and 27 minutes, respectively, around a 30-minute obstacle versus Distinct.

FlyToMoon had an easier time of it, securing wins in 46 and 31 minutes to dispatch Alliance.

Action continues Saturday with 3 matches:

— Group Liquid vs. FlyToMoon

— B8 vs. Vikin.gg

— B8 vs. OG

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

Group A.

1. Team Nigma, 3-1, 7-3, 9.

2. OG, 2-0, 4-2, 4.

3. Vikin.gg, 1-1, 3-2, 4.

4. B8, 1-1, 2-2, 3.

T5. Group Distinct, 0-4, 1-8, 1.

T5. Team Trick, 0-0, 0-0, 0.

Group B.

1. Group Liquid, 3-0, 6-2, 7.

2. FlyToMoon, 2-0, 4-0, 6.

3. Group Empire, 1-2, 3-4, 4.

4. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 1-3, 3-6, 4.

5. Alliance, 1-3, 2-6, 3.

6. Virtus.pro, 0-0, 0-0, 0.