Nigma slay the Secret juggernauts, while Virtus.pro crush the Empire at Beyond Epic
CMD368 – Beyond Epic: Europe & CIS has just completed its penultimate day of group stage action with Team Secret playing two series, plus Virtus.pro in action too. After Secret’s defeat and subsequent elimination of Team Unique yesterday, the team would have to face another squad that managed to beat them in recent times, Vikin.gg.
Although Vikin.gg had been playing some amazing Dota 2 in the event so far – even putting up an amazing fight against Secret too, they really could not manage to take down the juggernauts. With a game two that went over an hour, Secret were able to take a 2-0 victory and put themselves in a spot where a clean sweep could be seen for Group A. Team Secret’s Twitter account won the match not officially but through memes. Yes, you’ve heard it right, MEMES.
The signs have been there since the beginning… Should have known when he first came in without the magic shorts 😳
🕵️ AGENT MATU 🕵️ pic.twitter.com/tHnEjfCKEF
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) June 23, 2020
However, Team Nigma stood in their path in the final series of the day and proved that they were still one of the best teams in the world. In two games which lasted a little over 30-minutes each, Nigma managed to take down the beast that is Secret, also securing the top seed for Group A at the same time. While this loss does not really affect Secret’s run too much, it could give B8 a chance to also show up the squad tomorrow as Secret play another two series.
For Group B we saw Virtus.pro and Team Empire going head-to-head, with the latter requiring a win if they wanted any chance of staying in the tournament. Unfortunately for Empire, after VP lost their opening two series, they had managed to find their footing and easily stomped them in two games of only 17-minutes each. With the loss, Empire become the second team eliminated from the event.
Sorry Empire, There’s no escaping these bears! 🧸
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) June 23, 2020
Tomorrow we will see the final day of group stage action from Beyond Epic: EU & CIS, with Secret taking on both OG and B8 and VP playing their final series against Ninja in Pyjamas. There will be two teams eliminated tomorrow, while others will take their place in the upper or lower bracket as we head towards the playoff stage of Beyond Epic.