Nigma, VP.Prodigy rally in ESL One Birmingham – EU/CIS
Team Nigma and VP.Prodigy tape-recorded come-from-behind wins Tuesday to enhance to 2-0 in the ESL One Birmingham Online’s Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States department.
VP.Prodigy sit atop Group B after combating back to beat Cyber Tradition 2-1. Nigma rallied previous Aggressive Mode 2-1 to move into a tie for first in Group A with Group Secret and Vikin.gg, 2 teams that were idle Tuesday.
Group A likewise featured a pair of 2-0 sweeps on Tuesday, with Team Liquid defeating Gambit Esports while Natus Vincere downed Team Distinct.
In Group B, FlyToMoon edged Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1, OG edged Winstrike Group 2-1, and Alliance disposed HellRaisers 2-0.
ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 significant, had actually been arranged for this week in Birmingham, England, prior to strategies were altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was separated into 4 online local competitions: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.
The $40,000, six-team Southeast Asia event began last week and goes through Sunday. The other three divisions– Europe/CIS (16 teams, $200,000), the Americas (six teams, $40,000) and China (8 teams, $55,000)– will conclude June 7.
The Europe/CIS occasion features 2 eight-team groups for round-robin play in best-of-three matches. The leading two groups in each group advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the third- and fourth-place groups earn areas in the lower bracket. The bottom 4 teams in each group are removed.
The playoffs are set to start June 2. All playoff matches will be best-of-three till the best-of-five final.
On Tuesday, Cyber Tradition opened with a 38-minute win, but VP.Prodigy took the last two maps in 29 and 36 minutes.
Aggressive Mode worked 64 minutes to declare the opening map before Nigma reacted with 24- and 44-minute victories.
Liquid swept Gambit in a combined 50 minutes, while Na’Vi needed to go 39 and 64 minutes to finish their win over Special.
FlyToMoon sandwiched 43- and 35-minute victories over NiP around a 26-minute setback.
OG made a 32-minute win over Winstrike, dropped a 24-minute choice, then claimed the series with a 36-minute victory.
Alliance surpassed HellRaisers in 33 and 48 minutes.
7 matches are on the Wednesday schedule:
— OG vs. VP.Prodigy
— Team Nigma vs. Gambit Esports
— Team Secret vs. Team Distinct
— Natus Vincere vs. Vikin.gg
— Alliance vs. Winstrike Team
— HellRaisers vs. Cyber Tradition
— Team Liquid vs. Aggressive Mode
ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Europe and CIS standings (map W-L in parentheses).
T1. Group Secret, 2-0 (4-0).
T1. Vikin.gg, 2-0 (4-0).
T1. Group Nigma, 2-0 (4-1).
T4. Aggressive Mode, 1-1 (3-2).
T4. Natus Vincere, 1-1 (2-2).
6. Group Liquid, 1-2 (2-4).
7. Team Distinct, 0-2 (0-4).
8. Gambit Esports, 0-3 (0-6).
1. VP.Prodigy, 2-0 (4-1).
T2. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2-1 (5-3).
T2. Cyber Legacy, 2-1 (5-4).
T2. FlyToMoon, 2-1 (4-4).
5. OG, 1-1 (3-3).
T6. Alliance, 1-2 (4-4).
T6. HellRaisers, 1-2 (2-4).
8. Winstrike Team, 0-3 (2-6).