Neslyn A. June 15, 2020
Fans can virtually cheer for their favorite teams from Europe, CIS, and China in Beyond Epic Online.
Beyond Epic Online League will treat fans to some quality Dota 2 action. Beyond The Summit, along with Epic Esports Events and RuHub, will be organizing two regional leagues for Europe and CIS, and China.
The tournament features a $250,000 prize pool. The Europe and CIS league will retain most of the cash with a $200,000 prize pool. China will get the rest as their share.
Beyond Epic boasts top teams from Europe, CIS, and China
Big names are present in the Europe and CIS region. Fan favorites such as OG, Team Secret, Team Liquid, and Virtus.Pro will vie for the top spot in the region.
This tournament is also a chance for redemption for Danil "Dendi" Ishutin’s team, B8. Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi has high hopes to bring Team Nigma’s glory back after a third-place finish at BLAST Bounty Hunt. Meanwhile, Alliance and Ninjas in Pyjamas aim to rebound after a recent dip in performance.
FlyToMoon, Team Unique, Team Empire, and Vikin.gg will all be looking to upset the region’s top teams.
In China, six invited teams and one from the qualifiers will vie for their share in the $50,000 prize pool. Some of the notable teams are PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming, and Invictus Gaming.
The online league runs for two weeks
Beyond Epic will run from June 15 to June 28 for Europe and CIS. Beyond Epic: China will begin on a later date, June 21.
The group stage in the Europe and CIS region kicked off with a victory for Vikin.gg, Team Empire, and Team Liquid. There are exciting matchups for Group A and Group B, with Team Secret and OG set to face off on June 24.
Beyond Epic: China is still waiting for the last participating team from the qualifiers. Fans can expect the announcement of groupings once the lineup is complete.
Players will play on a double-elimination format in the playoffs stage. As per usual, the grand finals will be a best-of-five series on June 28 for both regions.