TI9 Day 5 Main Event Recap: Best Highlights, Memes, Fan Reactions

Vignesh Raghuram
24/Aug/2019 03:34 pm

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How are they even accomplishing this? OG and Liquid have been dominating the entirety of the bracket, with the former stomping through a who's who of some of the best teams in the world and the latter not dropping a single game since they were relegated to the Group Stages.

The European Dominance was once again on display today, the penultimate day of The International 9.

The opening match of the day saw Team Secret eliminate one of the favourites coming into this event, Vici Gaming. The Chinese team simply had no answers for the drafts and the pace that Team Secret showcased in their series and were just rolled over 2-0 by Puppey and co.

Next, we saw the two strongest teams in the tournament, so far, go toe-to-toe against each other in a clash of the titans. OG emerged on top with a 2-1 victory to become the first team to qualify for back-to-back TI finals, with the same roster.

Finally, we saw Team Liquid demolish Secret's hopes for a TI title with an impressive 2-0 victory.

For comprehensive recaps of the games click here: 

We also witnessed the finals of the Cosplay competition, where two Indians won two separate categories including the top honours: 'Best in show'

Highlights of the Day

1. Notail 200 IQ Play

2. Raid boss ana

3. Vici Gaming gets Team Wiped

4. W33po gets an Ultra Kill

5. Miracle's clutch cheese pass to W33

Best memes | Funny moments

Ah shit, here we go again

Credits: /u/azazel990

Liquid in Group Stages vs Liquid in Lower Bracket

Credits: /u/ingrum

Team Liquid rn

Credits: /u/hotler18

Most Emotional Moments | Best Fan Reactions

Kuroky and Puppey


Credits: /u/sirkashmir

The OG conundrum

Credits: /u/FreshPrints1


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.