The International 2019: Day 1 Results

Aug 15 2019 3 min read
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The first game day of The International 2019 turned out to be quite spectacular, and we finally saw all 18 teams in action.

Match results

  • Team Secret 2:0 Alliance
  • Team Liquid 0:2 Newbee
  • PSG.LGD 2:0 Chaos Esports Club
  • TNC Predator 2:0 Keen Gaming


  • Vici Gaming 2:0 Royal Never Give Up
  • Virtus.pro 2:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Evil Geniuses 0 :2 Fnatic
  • OG 1:1 Natus Vincere


  • Team Liquid 2:0 Chaos Esports Club
  • TNC Predator 0:2 Mineski
  • PSG.LGD 2:0 Keen Gaming
  • Team Secret 2:0 Newbee


  • Virtus.pro 1:1 Royal Never Give Up
  • Evil Geniuses 1:1 Natus Vincere
  • OG 2:0 Infamous Gaming
  • Vici Gaming 2:0 Fnatic


  • Team Secret 2:0 Team Liquid
  • PSG.LGD 1:1 TNC Predator
  • Alliance 1:1 Chaos Esports Club
  • Keen Gaming 2:0 Mineski

Match Recaps

Current standings

Group А

Group A has a confident and sole leader. Team Secret did not hesitate and won six out of six matches. At the same time, Puppey's squad was close to losing several times: the European team often preferred to play like underdogs, and the safety was not always so solid. In the first map, Secrets had to fight against mega-creeps, but we'll talk about this game later.

PSG.LGD and TNC Predator won five and three maps respectively and took second and third places. There were no questions about the Chinese: they lost one stubborn map to TNC but in general showed confidence, although the Asian team unexpectedly lost to Mineski.

The most surprising team in a negative context was Team Liquid. Yes, they defeated Chaos Esports Club, but they didn't show anything against Newbee and Team Secret. They have a lot of work to do on their mistakes, but so far TI7 champions do not look like a team worthy of their status.

Group В

There were only two rounds in Group B, but Vici Gaming were the only one who showed perfect results. Virtus.pro and OG finished the day with 3-1 statistics. At the same time, the current world champions had a significantly easier calendar: in a good way, it was possible to win all four maps in matches with Infamous and Natus Vincere. NAVI, by the way, showed themselves solid: they were also able to draw with Evil Geniuses.

Evil Geniuses traditionally spend the first day not that well, so 1-3 should not be very embarrassing. We'll also mention Fnatic: many were afraid that they would come to lose the tournament, but we saw the good play from them in the match against EG, and statistics 2-2 spark with optimism. 

Match of the Day

The very first map of the game day gave us a phenomenal struggle. The Alliance tried very hard to crush their opponents, but Team Secret managed to get out, despite the mega-creeps.

We want to highlight Taiga's game: his Terrorise provided us with several highlights, he even stole Aegis with it. We sincerely recommend watching this match.

Best moments of the Day

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