BEYOND EPIC: China
The Chinese BEYOND EPIC started on Sunday, 21 June, and will come to an end on 28 June. The region has a smaller tournament than EU & CIS with only eight teams and eight matchdays. A prize pool of $50,000 is at stake.
All opening matches on Sunday ended 2-0. Therefore, CDEC Gaming, Sparking Arrow Gaming, Invictus Gaming and Royal Never Give Up are currently all in first place in two separate groups.
iG were able to conquer Vici Gaming in two 33-minute matches. Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi had amazing performances, finishing with a 12/7/14 Clinkz and a 4/1/18 Mirana. iG will have to face RNG next in the Winner's Match, CDEC have to play against SAG in Group A.
BEYOND EPIC: EU & CIS
The end of the EU & CIS group stage is slowly approaching its end and the last matches will be played on 24 June. The only team that has not yet completed any of its games is Team Secret.
Alliance were able to get away from last place and currently are third after defeating Virtus.pro 2-0. The former CIS powerhouse seems to struggle heavily at the moment. Their second series at BEYOND EPIC did turn out just as disapointing for them. FlyToMoon defeated VP 2-0 as well, in the second game the icebears had to call GG after only 20 minutes. However, the team still has three series left to save themselves.
In Group A, OG are currently on third place. The team still has to deal with issues, such as Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng playing with high ping from Malaysia and Topias 'Topson' Taavitsainen not having practiced with the team during the past months. Nonetheless, Pogson was able to deliver this impressive Earth Spirit play.
BTS are hosting another tournament at the moment, the BTS Pro Series 2 America. The event will last until 28 June as well, featuring a $50,000 prize pool and a total of ten teams from North and South America.
The standings have not drastically changed throughout the weekend. Evil Geniuses are still leading the group stage, boasting an impressive score of twelve victories and two losses. business associates started their pursuit and now are second with 11-1.
The best team from South America are Thunder Predator in this tournament who made it to fifth place.
On the back of an unstoppable Bristle @ThunderAwakengg wins their third map in a row in today's #BTSProSeries! 🐗— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) June 21, 2020
Game 2 of TP and beastcoast coming up next ➡️
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Which Chinese team do you consider to be the strongest at the moment?
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