Team Empire, and Team Liquid each opened with a victory on Monday as

the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States area of the Beyond Impressive

occasion started.

Empire and each won through sweep– managing Alliance and Team Unique,

respectively, by a 2-0 margin– while Liquid rallied past Ninjas in Pyjamas

for a 2-1 victory.

The 12-team, $200,000 Dota 2 event features 2 groups of six playing single

round robins, with all matches best-of-three. Te …