Sparking Arrow Gaming and CDEC Gaming swept their opening matches in the eight-team online Beyond Epic: China event on Sunday.
Both teams posted speedy victories. Sparking Arrow Gaming defeated Team Aster in maps of 28 and 33 minutes, while CDEC topped PSG.LGD in 30- and 34-minute maps.
The two winners will meet in the Group A winners match on Tuesday, with the two losers also facing off.
Group B play begins Monday with EHOME.Immortal playing Royal Never Give Up and Vici Gaming taking on Invictus Gaming.
The $50,000 tournament features best-of-three matches until the grand final, which is set for June 28. The group stage runs through Thursday, with double-elimination playoffs to begin Friday.
The top two teams from each group advance to the upper bracket, with the bottom two teams eliminated.
—Field Level Media