PSG.LSG remain best at ESL One Birmingham – China
PSG.LGD swept Invictus Gaming on Tuesday to advance to the upper-bracket last of ESL One Birmingham Online tournament’s China event.
PSG.LGD, who won all three of their Group A contests, tape-recorded triumphes in 45 and 42 minutes, respectively, to defeat Invictus Gaming for the 8th time in nine matches in 2020.
The win propelled PSG.LSG into Thursday’s upper-bracket final versus the winner of Wednesday’s tilt in between CDEC Gaming and Royal Never Quit. CDEC Gaming won all three of their Group B matches, while Royal Never Provide Up (2-1) finished in 2nd place in Group A.
Invictus Video gaming, who won 2 of 3 Group B matches prior to Tuesday’s problem, will look to rebound on Friday versus the loser of the CDEC Gaming-Royal Never Quit encounter.
ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 major, had been arranged for May 26-31 in Birmingham, England, before plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament was separated into 4 online local competitors: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.
The Southeast Asia occasion (6 teams, $40,000 pool) is already complete. The other 3 divisions will conclude June 7, with Europe/CIS (16 groups, $200,000) and the Americas (6 teams, $40,000) likewise underway.
The $55,000 China event started with 2 groups of 4 playing a single round robin of best-of-three matches. All playoff matches will be best-of-three till the best-of-five last on June 7.
ESL One Birmingham Online: China last group standings (map W-L in parentheses).