The International 9 Main Event Highlights And Day 1 Results
Posted 21st August 2019 By: Derpina    236 Views
Esports News – The first day of The International 9 showed us what the Aegis of Champion is all about. We’ve seen some shocking performances in the upper bracket and plenty of tournament upsets in the lower bracket. Participants in the lower bracket fought for their survival, and we had to say goodbye to Keen Gaming, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Chaos Esports Club, Alliance, and Fnatic.
As we move on to the next set of matches, let’s take a look at the highlights and results from the first day of the event.
Main event highlights
PSG.LGD and Virtus. Pro started the first match of TI9’s main event with a heated battle. PSG.LGD eliminated Virtus.Pro like how they’ve beaten other participants in the group stage without breaking a sweat.
The battle of the favorites was then followed by TNV Predator vs. Vici Gaming matchup, the most brutal and exciting match of the season so far. The two teams clashed against each other in three, long games—the first two lasted for over an hour, keeping their fans on the edge of their seats. In the end, Vici Gaming won and pushed TNC Predator to the lower bracket.
After the powerhouse teams, we saw an exciting BO1 match in the lower bracket to spice up the first day. Fnatic and Team Liquid were two of the favorites before TI9 started. Everyone was expecting them to bag a spot in the upper bracket finals, but the two found each other in the lower bracket instead due to their poor performances in the group stage.
Fnatic and Team Liquid fought for their spot in TI9, although they weren’t willing to engage in battle in the first few minutes of the game. The viewers are expecting Fnatic to win the game after they took control of Liquid’s shrine arena, but Liquid distracted Djardel Jicko “DJ” Mampust and forced Fnatic back to win the game.
Day one results
PSG.LGD vs Virtus Pro
Game 1: LGD 22 – 12 VP
Game 2: VP 15 – 27 LGD
Vici Gaming vs TNC Predator
Winner: Vici Gaming
Game 1: TNC 48 – 38 VG
Game 2: TNC 25 – 30 VG
Game 3: TNC 6 – 24 VG
Alliance vs Royal Never Give Up
Game 1: RNG 21 – 24 Alliance
Fnatic vs Team Liquid
Game 1: Liquid 25 – 16 Fnatic
Infamous vs Keen Gaming
Game 1: Keen 13 – 21 Infamous
Mineski vs Natus Vincere
Game 1: Na’Vi 20 – 25 Mineski