Beyond Epic: Europe & CIS begun its playoff stage today and with the lower bracket kicking things off, we would see elimination series – the first being between Vikin.gg and Alliance.
Having barely scraped through the group stage of the event, Alliance were not going to have an easy time in the playoff stage, especially going up against a team that had beaten OG a few days ago. Vikin.gg had also put up some amazing performances against both Nigma and Secret, and although losing those series, were still one of the best teams coming out of Group A, while Alliance had lost to the likes of Team Empire in their opening series at Beyond Epic.
For the first game of the series, we would see an Anti-Mage come through the draft from Alliance, which had the possibility of turning around any game scenario as it got later into the game. However, a Luna from Vikin.gg was all that was needed to squash the threat, leaving Alliance a game away from elimination. Although they played fairly well in game one, the second game was a complete disaster for Alliance as they only managed a total of five kills over the 30-minute span, as Vikin.gg stomped them out of Beyond Epic: EU & CIS.
With the win, Vikin.gg move forward in the lower bracket where they will face either Team Secret of Team Liquid – a series that will only be decided tomorrow in the upper bracket. The action is not yet over today at Beyond Epic, with OG and Virtus.pro fighting next in the second lower bracket elimination series.