OG and Team Trick won once again on Thursday to remain unbeaten and move within one win of the grand final at the OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online event for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

OG beat Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-1, and Secret swept Alliance 2-0, establishing a conference in Friday’s upper-bracket final. Both groups went 4-0 in the group stage, OG in Group A and Secret in Group B.

The Dota 2 competition has 10 teams contending for a $150,000 prize pool. The top two groups from each group advanced to the upper bracket of the playoffs. The third- and fourth-place groups went to the lower bracket, while the bottom team in each group was eliminated.

The double-elimination playoffs will include all best-of-three matches except for the best-of-five grand final. The champ will earn $62,000, and the runner-up will pocket $32,000.

OG declared the first game from NiP in 44 minutes, however NiP resisted quickly to win a 26-minute 2nd game. OG recovered to declare the final game in 32 minutes, with Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan finishing with a 7.7/ 4.7/ 11.3 kills/deaths/assists ratio.

Secret dispatched Alliance with a set of 52-minute triumphes, led by Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen with a KDA ratio of 7.5/ 3.5/ 17.5.

On the other hand, in lower-bracket action Thursday, Group Liquid rallied previous FlyToMoon 2-1, and Virtus.pro swept Vikin.gg.

FlyToMoon took the early edge on Liquid with a 38-minute success, however Liquid returned with wins of 61 minutes and 37 minutes.

Virtus.pro made much quicker work of Vikin.gg, claiming victories of 32 minutes and 24 minutes.

Liquid will face Alliance before Virtus.pro fight NiP in the 2nd round of the lower bracket on Friday. Liquid and Alliance have yet to face each other this tournament, while NiP swept Virtus.pro in their group-stage meeting last Thursday.

The lower-bracket final and the grand last will be held Saturday.

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