VP.Prodigy stay unbeaten in ESL One Birmingham – EU/CIS
VP.Prodigy cruised to a 2-0 sweep of OG on Wednesday to remain atop Group B in the ESL One Birmingham Online’s Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States department.
VP.Prodigy (3-0) hold a one-game lead on Ninjas in Pyjamas and FlyToMoon, who were both idle Wednesday.
Vikin.gg downed Natus Vincere 2-0, and Group Nigma edged Gambit Esports 2-1, with the winners remaining tied for very first in Group A at 3-0.
In other Group B action on Wednesday, Alliance topped Winstrike Team 2-0, and HellRaisers defeated Cyber Legacy 2-1.
In Group A matches, Group Distinct handled formerly unbeaten Team Trick 2-0, and Group Liquid rolled to a 2-0 win over Family Team, a newly relabelled squad formerly understood as Aggressive Mode.
ESL One Birmingham, a $300,000 Dota 2 significant, had been set up for today in Birmingham, England, before plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was separated into four online local competitions: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia.
The $40,000, six-team Southeast Asia occasion started recently and goes through Sunday. The other 3 divisions– Europe/CIS (16 groups, $200,000), the Americas (six teams, $40,000) and China (eight teams, $55,000)– will conclude June 7.
The Europe/CIS event features 2 eight-team groups for round-robin play in best-of-three matches. The top 2 teams in each group advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs, and the third- and fourth-place groups make spots in the lower bracket. The bottom four groups in each group are eliminated.
The playoffs are set to start June 2. All playoff matches will be best-of-three until the best-of-five final.
VP.Prodigy got rid of OG in video games that lasted 33 and 38 minutes, while Vikin.gg needed just 31 and 38 minutes to defeat Na’Vi.
Nigma opened with a 22-minute win over Gambit, dropped the next map in 31 minutes, then liquidated the series with a 28-minute victory.
Alliance’s sweep of Winstrike includes two 34-minute maps. HellRaisers sandwiched 39- and 23-minute wins around a 41-minute obstacle.
Unique surpassed Secret in 38 and 47 minutes, and Liquid tape-recorded a pair of 34-minute victories.
ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Europe and CIS standings (map W-L in parentheses).