PSG.LGD rallied previous Royal Never Quit in a fight of unbeatens, and CDEC Gaming likewise remained best as both teams clinched their groups Thursday at the ESL One Birmingham Online competition’s China occasion.

PSG.LGD won the last 2 games to beat RNGU 2-1, while qualifier CDEC swept Stimulating Arrow Gaming. Both victors completed 3-0 in the single round-robin of their four-team groups, with PSG.LGD winning Group A and CDEC taking Group B.

Regardless of the defeat, RNGU (2-1) claimed the other playoff spot in Group A, drawing a playoff matchup with CDEC. Team Aster (1-2) swept Longinus (0-3) in a worthless battle of winless teams.

Invictus Gaming (2-1) got the other playoff area in Group B– and a matchup with PSG.LGD– by sweeping EHOME (1-2). Triggering Arrow were gotten rid of at 0-3.

ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 significant, had actually been scheduled for Might 26-31 in Birmingham, England, before strategies were altered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was separated into four online regional competitors: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.

The Southeast Asia event (6 groups, $40,000 pool) began recently and runs through Sunday. The other 3 departments will conclude June 7, with Europe/CIS (16 groups, $200,000) and the Americas (6 teams, $40,000) likewise underway.

The $55,000 China occasion started with two groups of 4 playing a single round robin of best-of-three matches. It now transfers to a four-team, double elimination playoffs beginning Tuesday. All playoff matches will be best-of-three up until the best-of-five last on June 7.

RNGU got the early edge on PSG.LGD with a 34-minute win, but PSG.LGD resisted to take the last two maps in 29 and 40 minutes. Aster swept Longinus in a total of 58 minutes.

CDEC required only 62 minutes to surpass Stimulating Arrow, while Invictus dispatched EHOME in 70 minutes.

PSG.LGD will deal with Invictus Video gaming in the upper-bracket semifinals on Tuesday, and CDEC will battle RNGU on Wednesday.

ESL One Birmingham Online: China final group standings (map W-L in parentheses).